Fire Medic Associate Degree (NEW)

Description

The Fire Medic Associate Degree program prepares learners for an occupation in Fire and Emergency Medical Services. The courses focus on preparing a learner for entry-level employment as a firefighter/paramedic within a full-time municipal department, hospital or private ambulance service. Fire Medic learners will train to respond to today's emergencies with extreme confidence. After completing this program, learners are prepared to take the National Registry for Paramedic Exam. In addition, they will be able to take the State of Wisconsin Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 exams. While acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, this program may require a background check for placement into clinical sites or field experiences. These checks could prevent students from completing all course requirements necessary for graduation, gaining licensure and finding employment. For more information about background checks, please visit www.ntc.edu/criminal-background.
Graduates will be able to

  • Prepare for incident response and EMS operations
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care
  • Demonstrate paramedic skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters
  • Meet state and national competencies and standards listed for fire and paramedic credentialing
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and behavior by displaying personal code of ethics, positive work ethics, flexibility, teamwork skills, physical fitness, safe procedures and sensitivity to diverse cultures and individuals
  • Apply incident management skills to emergency incidents
  • Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and through written documentation with clients, coworkers, other agencies and supervisors