Program Description

The Paramedic Technician Associate Degree program stresses the integration of knowledge and skills required to competently perform pre-hospital advanced life support. Graduates are eligible for national certification and Wisconsin licensure as an EMT-Paramedic. Paramedic students will learn to manage emergency patient care and treatment by performing comprehensive patient assessments, using critical thinking skills, providing advanced cardiac life support, administering various medications and performing advanced skills and interventions.

This program prepares students for National Registry Certification as a Paramedic, which is required for licensure in the state of Wisconsin. Learners must be a licensed EMT Basic to enroll in the Paramedic Technician program.

Accreditation Information: The Paramedic Technician Associate Degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Approximate Cost

$11,243
Tuition: $10775 , Books: $468

Starting Salary

$44,928–$65,728
Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available
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Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
40-50%
at Antigo
40-50%
at Medford
40-50%
at Phillips
40-50%
at Spencer
40-50%
at Wittenberg
40-50%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Meet state and national competencies listed for paramedic credentialing
  • Demonstrate professional behavior
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Demonstrate paramedic skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care
  • Prepare for incident response and EMS operations

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Paramedic Technician

Courses

The Paramedic Technician Associate Degree is a 64 Credit* program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

GEN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 4.00
THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Second Term

TECHNICAL REPORTING 3.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00
ADV ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 4.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00

Third Term

EMS FUNDAMENTALS 2.00
PARAMEDIC MEDICAL PRINCIPLES 4.00
ADVANCED PATIENT ASSESSMENT PRINCIPLES 3.00
ADVANCED PRE-HOSPITAL PHARMACOLOGY 3.00
PARAMEDIC RESPIRATORY MANAGEMENT 2.00
PARAMEDIC PORTFOLIO 1 2.00

Fourth Term

PARAMEDIC CARDIOLOGY 4.00
ADVANCED EMERGENCY RESUSCITATION 1.00
EMS OPERATIONS 1.00
PARAMEDIC PORTFOLIO 2 2.00

Fifth Term

PARAMEDIC TRAUMA 3.00
SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS 3.00
PARAMEDIC PROGRAM MEDICAL EMERGENCIES 3.00
PARAMEDIC CLINICAL/FIELD EXPERIENCE 2 3.00
PARAMEDIC PROGRAM CAPSTONE 2.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this Paramedic Technician Associate Degree:

Accreditation

The Northcentral Technical College Paramedic Technician Associate Degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Program Goal Statement: To Prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit point at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Transfer Information

You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.

Program Transfer

The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.

School Name Degree Name
Purdue University Global Health Science
Siena Heights University Bachelor of Applied Science
UW Oshkosh B.A.S. in Fire and Emergency Response Management
UW Oshkosh B.S. in Human Services Leadership

General Transfer

All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.

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Additional Information

Licensure/Certification Information

NTC’s Paramedic Technician Associate Degree is designed to meet the State of Wisconsin's licensing criteria. However, NTC has not made a determination whether this program meets licensure/certification requirements in states other than Wisconsin. Students who may be seeking professional licensure or certification in states other than Wisconsin should contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to verify that the NTC program meets licensure or certification requirements.

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Before you apply, you should know

  • This program may require a Criminal Background Check and/or Health Record. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background or health record, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.
  • Students must be a Licensed EMT-B in order to start in the paramedic core classes. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification will also be required during this program.

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We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.