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. The Northcentral Technical College Paramedic Technician Associate Degree program prepares students for National Registry Certification as a Paramedic, which is required for licensure in the state of Wisconsin. Must be a licensed EMT Basic to enroll in the Paramedic Technician program. The Northcentral Technical College Paramedic Technician Associate Degree 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

$11,898
Tuition: $10142 , Books: $1757

Starting Salary

$46,800
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

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
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
PARAMEDIC PORTFOLIO 2 2.00

Fifth Term

PARAMEDIC TRAUMA 3.00
SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS 3.00
EMS OPERATIONS 1.00
PARAMEDIC PROGRAM MEDICAL EMERGENCIES 3.00
PARAMEDIC CLINICAL/FIELD EXPERIENCE 2 3.00
PARAMEDIC PROGRAM CAPSTONE 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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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).

Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

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 requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, 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.

Fill out our application

The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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What’s Next?

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.