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.

Financial Aid

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Outcomes

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

Careers

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.

Courses

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
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPERATIONS 1.00
EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (EMR)/ EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) - PART 1 2.00
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - PART 2 3.00

* 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.

Completing the EMT - Firefighter Technical Diploma Earns You:

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.

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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.