Program Description

Manages 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 learner in this program is given several options of career and educational growth. Their skills after graduation include identifying, caring for and treating a wide variety of medical situations that include Advanced Cardiac Life Support and pre-hospital trauma care. Learners will also have the opportunity to work in a variety of environments such as fire departments, hospital emergency rooms, private ambulance services and industrial medicine. Completion of the technical diploma program will both advance learner skills and open new doors for learners in both management and administrative positions. Must be a licensed EMT to enroll in the Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Technical Diploma program. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the Paramedic Technician Associate Degree program. The Northcentral Technical College Paramedic Technician Technical Diploma program prepares learners for National Registry Certification as a Paramedic, which is required for licensure in the state of Wisconsin.The Northcentral Technical College Paramedic Technician Technical Diploma 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). Graduates are eligible for national certification and Wisconsin licensure as an EMT-Paramedic.

Approximate Cost

$7,105
Tuition: $6088 , Books: $1017

Starting Salary

$48,806
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
< 10 %
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 certification(s)
  • 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

Courses

The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Technical Diploma is a 38 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First 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

Second Term

PARAMEDIC CARDIOLOGY 4.00
ADVANCED EMERGENCY RESUSCITATION 1.00
PARAMEDIC PORTFOLIO 2 2.00

Third 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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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.

Completing the Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Technical Diploma Earns You:

Accreditation

The Northcentral Technical College Paramedic Technician Technical Diploma 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).

Additional Information

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

Students must be a Licensed EMT-B in order to enroll in this program. CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification will also be required during this program.

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.

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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Then, submit one of the following

Documentation can be sent via email to admissions@ntc.edu, via mail, addressed to: Northcentral Technical College, ATTN: Admissions, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401, or delivered in person to any NTC campus.

  • High school transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Contact the high school you attended if you do not have a copy of your transcript.
  • ACT composite score of 16 or above. Request an ACT College Report from ACT or contact the high school you graduated from if you do not have a copy on hand.
  • Accuplacer scores of 38 or above in math, 66 or above in reading, and 65 or above in sentence skills. If you did not take the Accuplacer at NTC, contact the college at which you took it to obtain a copy of your scores.
  • College transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 over a minimum of 12 credits, earned at a single college.

If you do not meet any one of the above criteria, don’t worry, complete the application anyway and we will contact you to discuss your options.

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.