EMT? Ready to up your skills? AEMT is the next step.
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92% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.
91% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.
Advanced EMT
Program Number: 305316
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Health Sciences
Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
4 Credits | Finish diploma in 1 semester
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Estimated Tuition


$573.80 Tuition
$174.48 Materials/Supplemental Costs
$280.00 Other Costs
  • Program Overview

    The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Program builds on the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) curriculum. You will learn advanced patient assessment, communication skills and beginning advanced life support interventions. This course meets the educational requirements for licensure in Wisconsin. Prerequisite: Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician License and Professional level CPR certification. The Department of Health and Family Services may set other requirements.

    Orientation is mandatory.

    This program has a state mandated hours requirement.

    The National Registry of EMT's Practical Exam is offered on site at the end of your course.

    EMS student dress code is enforced at all times. Madison College EMS or Fire Program shirts are required.

    Health history documentation is required. Lab results and vaccination documentation are obtained from your healthcare provider by you.

    You must complete a Background Information Disclosure and Criminal History Check (CHC) prior to placement in the field. Information obtained from the CHC may affect your ability to secure a WI EMS Training Permit. Under no circumstances are students assigned to the clinical area until all requirements are satisfied.

    Travel to fieldwork sites is necessary and is your responsibility.

    Program Details

    Students in Advanced EMT program can attend part time.

    Advanced Emergency Medical Technician classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax
    • Regional Campuses


    Earning your AEMT certification upon completion of this program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as a Wisconsin Advanced Emergency Medical Technician.

    With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

    • Emergency Room Technician
    • Firefighter
    • EKG Technician
    • Paramedic
    • Home Health Aide
    • Medical Assistant
    • Registered Nurse
    • Respiratory Therapist
    • Physician’s Assistant

    Emergency Medical Service Jobs


  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

  • Admission

    Application for this program requires verification of licensure and CPR certification prior to enrollment. Please read and follow the instructions carefully. Incomplete registrations will not be considered.

    To apply:

    1. Select a cohort, some semesters will not have multiple offerings
    2. Setup your student account
    3. Submit your WI EMT-B License & professional level CPR certification via web form
    4. Receive permission to enroll
    5. Register for your classes

    One Semester Cohort

    Protective Services Building; Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 to 10 pm Aug. 22-Dec. 19, 2023 Class 33010 & 33011

    Two Semester Cohort

    Protective Services Building; Wednesday 6 to 10 pm Aug. 23, 2023-May 15, 2024 Class 33012 & TBA

    Next Steps:

    After registering for classes you must attend the mandatory program orientation session:

    Live Online Aug. 15th or 16th, 2023 starting at 6 pm See Blackboard for details.

    Check Blackboard for book, uniform and health history information.

  • Career Outcomes

    After completing the Advanced EMT program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

    • Use critical thinking skills to confidently and effectively manage emergency situations.
    • Practice professional standards by demonstrating a strong work ethic, positive attitude, respect for patients, ability to work cooperatively as a health care team member, and willingness to maintain and enhance technical skills.
    • Communicate clearly and professionally using verbal and nonverbal communication techniques.
    • Perform accurate scene safety and patient assessments.
    • Apply appropriate emergency medical and technical knowledge as required in emergency situations.
    • Apply safety and infection control practices to maintain personal and professional well-being and to ensure patient safety.
    • Manage emergency patient care and treatment appropriately within the scope of practice for an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic IV Technician.
    • Apply legal knowledge and medical ethics to all patient care situations by documenting accurate and complete patient records and reports and maintaining patient confidentiality.
    • Meet requirements for National Registry AEMT Certification exam.
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates442255
      Number of Surveys Sent442255
      Number of Surveys Returned26730
      Percent of Surveys Returned59.10%31.80%54.50%
      Available for Employment20724
      Percent Available for Employment100.00%100.00%85.70%
      Not in Labor Market606
      Percent Not in Labor Market30.00%0.00%21.40%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed20723
      Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%95.80%
      Employed in Related Occupation18621
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation90.00%85.70%91.30%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation212
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation10.00%14.30%8.70%
      Employed - No Response000
      Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Seeking Employment001
      Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%4.20%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
      Number of Satisfaction Responses20728
      Very Satisfied (4)5313
      Percent Very Satisfied25.00%42.90%46.40%
      Satisfied (3)13413
      Percent Satisfied65.00%57.10%46.40%
      Unsatisfied (2)202
      Percent Unsatisfied10.00%0.00%7.10%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)000
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses26730
      Preparation for Getting a Job229
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job7.70%28.60%30.00%
      Career Change405
      Percent Career Change15.40%0.00%16.70%
      Improvement of Existing Skills8512
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills30.80%71.40%40.00%
      Preparation for Further Education1104
      Percent Preparation for Further Education42.30%0.00%13.30%
      Personal Interest100
      Percent Personal Interest3.80%0.00%0.00%
      Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses20723
      Before Enrollment1429
      Percent Before Enrollment70.00%28.60%39.10%
      While Attending the College313
      Percent While Attending the College15.00%14.30%13.00%
      After Training at the College3411
      Percent After Training at the College15.00%57.10%47.80%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses20723
      In College District16313
      Percent In College District80.00%42.90%56.50%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District449
      Percent of In Wisconsin20.00%57.10%39.10%
      Outside of Wisconsin001
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%4.30%
      Employer Location Unknown000
      Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend201920202021
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count11215
      Average Monthly Wage$1,642$2,666$2,830
      Average Hourly Wage$9.55$15.50$16.45
      Average Work Hours per Week52.75150.3
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count541
      Average Hourly Wage$9.29$14.70$16.03
      Average Work Hours per Week19.524.812
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2021
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Barneveld Area Rescue SquadAEMTBarneveld
      City Of LaCrosse Fire DeptFirefighter/EMTLaCrosse
      Curtis Universal Ambulance ServiceAEMT
      Lodi Area EMS ServicesAEMTLodi
      McFarland Fire RescueAEMTMcFarland
      New Glarus Area EMSAEMTNew Glarus
      North Fond Du Lac Fire/EMSFirefighter/EMTNorth Fond Du Lac
      Richland County Ambulance ServiceAEMTRichland Center
      Ryan Brothers AmbulanceAEMT2
      Sauk Prairie Ambulance AssociationAEMTPrairie du Sac2
      Sauk Prairie Health CareSecretaryPrairie du Sac
      SSM HealthMonitor Technician
      UW Health Hospitals & ClinicsEmergency Room Technician
      UW Health Hospitals & ClinicsEmergency Dept Technician
      UW Health Hospitals & ClinicsEmergency Department Technician2
      Vanderbilt University Medical CenterAEMTNashvilleTN
      Western Lakes Fire DistrictAEMTOconomowoc

      * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

      *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

Contact Emergency Medical Services

Madison Truax Campus
Protective Services Building, 100

1701 Pearson Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

Fax: 608.616.1590


  • Monday – Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm