Fire Medic

Associate Degree

Prepares learners for an occupation in Fire and Emergency Medical Services. The courses focus on preparing a learner for entry-level employment as a firefighter/paramedic within a full-time municipal department, hospital or private ambulance service. Fire Medic learners will train to respond to today's emergencies with extreme confidence. After completing this program, learners are prepared to take the National Registry for Paramedic Exam. In addition, they will be able to take the State of Wisconsin Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 exams. The Northcentral Technical College Fire Medic 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).

program at a Glance

Fire Medic 70 Credit Associate Degree

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo General Studies Only
  • Medford General Studies Only
  • Phillips General Studies Only
  • Spencer General Studies Only
  • Wittenberg General Studies Only

Approximate Cost

$13,076 (Tuition: $10792, Books: $2284)

Average Starting Salary

$32,240 Based on Economic Modeling Specialists International and employer survey data.

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program Outcomes

  • Prepare for incident response and emergency operations
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care
  • Demonstrate paramedic skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Demonstrate professional behavior
  • Meet state and national competencies listed for paramedic certification(s)
  • Perform essential firefighting skills to reduce loss of life and property

Course List

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Course List

Program Accreditation

The Northcentral Technical College Fire Medic 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).

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Additional program Information

EMT-B & CPR Requirements

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.

Criminal Background Check

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.

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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