Program Description

The EMT-Firefighter Embedded Technical Diploma program is designed for a person seeking a position in a local fire department, hospital emergency department, or ambulance service. Learners will focus on developing skills and knowledge necessary to assess and provide basic emergency care for those experiencing life-threatening injury or illness, and transport from the scene to medical facilities. Learners will also understand basic fire behavior, techniques used to control structural and related fire emergencies, life safety practices and will examine characteristics relating to hazardous materials - including problems of recognition and mitigation. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the Fire Science Technical Diploma program.

Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $1,852
Books & Supplies: $204

Financial Aid

May Be Available
Total financial aid offered may not exceed the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA).
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Graduates will be able to…

  • Demonstrate EMT 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 and assess for incident response in emergency and non-emergency operations
  • Provide emergency medical care in both medical and trauma environments on scene and in route to hospital
  • Prepares participant to perform the minimum hazardous materials operations associated with firefighting functions
  • Meet state competencies and requirements for State Certified Firefighter 1 and prepare students for the State Certified Firefighter 1 practical and written examinations
  • Meet state competencies and requirements for licensure in WI as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and prepare students for the examination and certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians


Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Upon successful completion of the National Registry - Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) Examination students will be prepared to enter the workforce as an EMT - Firefighter.


The EMT - Firefighter Technical Diploma is a 10 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Fire Fighting Principles 4.00
Emergency Medical Technician - Part 2 3.00
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)/ Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Part 1 2.00
Hazardous Materials Operations 1.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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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 EMT - Firefighter Technical Diploma Earns You:

Cost of Attendance

2023-2024 Estimated Academic Year Budgeted Cost of Attendance

The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget that includes categories of expenses that a student can expect to incur while attending college. The COA does not reflect actual charges. It is an average based on the estimated living costs typical of our region. In determining the cost of attendance, Northcentral Technical College uses the budget established by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Financial Aid Budget Work Group. This budget is used to determine financial need for all students who apply for financial aid. A student's cost of attendance is composed of all educational expenses that can be included for financial aid purposes that a student may accrue while pursuing their education for the year (or semester, if enrolled less than a year). A student's financial aid cannot exceed their cost of attendance. Schools are required to provide a fuller picture of what it may cost students to pursue their degree, not just what they will owe in tuition/fees and books/supplies.

Please Note: this COA budget estimate assumes full-time attendance for two semester Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.
ExpensesStudent Living With Parents (Home)Student Living on Own (Other)
Full-time Tuition (based on a total of 30 credits, 15 credits fall and 15 credits spring)

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Out-of-State Tuition & Fees


In-State Tuition & Fees


Out-of-State Tuition & Fees


Living Expenses (Housing & Food)$4,052$9,614
Books / Supplies$2,061$2,061
Personal Expenses$2,245$2,245
Loan Fees$83$83
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* Tuition listed is based on approved rates for the 2023-2024 academic year with a projected base increase of 1.65%. Rates are approved each March by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board and estimated budgets are updated at that time.

Students with dependent care, computer or study abroad expenses should contact the Financial Aid Office to document allowable expenses which may serve to increase their COA.

Students awarded Federal Direct Loan(s) also have an average of the mandatory loan fees automatically added to their COA.

Students with disability-related expenses may contact the Financial Aid Office to have their additional expenses considered. Disability-related expenses include but are not limited to: personal assistance, equipment, and supplies. The Financial Aid Office may potentially include disability expenses in the COA that are not provided by other assisting agencies.

NTC also offers a Net Price Calculator to help estimate costs.

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