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.
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
Or community ambulance services and fire departments.
Earning your AEMT certification upon completion of this program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as a Wisconsin EMT-Intermediate Technician.
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:
- Emergency Room Technician
- EKG Technician
- 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 2021-2022 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.Courses
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.
- Select a cohort, some semesters will not have multiple offerings
- Setup your student account
- Submit your WI EMT-B License & professional level CPR certification via web form
- Receive permission to enroll
- Register for your class
Protective Services Building; Mondays & Wednesdays 1 to 5 p.m. August 30-December 15, 2021 Class 34044
Protective Services Building; Mondays & Wednesdays 6 to 10 p.m. August 30-December 15, 2021 Class 30134
Watertown Campus; Mondays & Wednesdays 6 to 10 p.m. August 30-December 15, 2021 Class 30196
After registering for class you must attend the mandatory orientation sessions:
August 23, 2021 starting at 6 p.m. - Virtual Session see Blackboard for details.
Check Blackboard for book, uniform and health history information.
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 State of Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician - Basic-IV Licensure exam.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2018 2019 2020 Number of Program Graduates 39 44 22 Number of Surveys Sent 39 44 22 Number of Surveys Returned 22 26 7 Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 16 20 7 Percent Available for Employment 94.1% 100.0% 100.0% Not in Labor Market 6 6 0 Percent Not in Labor Market 35.3% 30.0% 0.0% Available for Employment
2018 2019 2020 Graduates Employed 15 20 7 Percent of Graduates Employed 93.8% 100.0% 100.0% Employed in Related Occupation 11 18 6 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 73.3% 90.0% 85.7% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 4 2 1 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 26.7% 10.0% 14.3% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Seeking Employment 1 0 0 Percent Seeking Employment 6.3% 0.0% 0.0% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2018 2019 2020 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3.2 3.4 Number of Satisfaction Responses 17 20 7 Very Satisfied (4) 8 5 3 Percent Very Satisfied 47.1% 25.0% 42.9% Satisfied (3) 8 13 4 Percent Satisfied 47.1% 65.0% 57.1% Unsatisfied (2) 1 2 0 Percent Unsatisfied 5.9% 10.0% 0.0% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2018 2019 2020 Number of Primary Reason Responses 22 26 7 Preparation for Getting a Job 3 2 2 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 13.6% 7.7% 28.6% Career Change 0 4 0 Percent Career Change 0.0% 15.4% 0.0% Improvement of Existing Skills 7 8 5 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 31.8% 30.8% 71.4% Preparation for Further Education 8 11 0 Percent Preparation for Further Education 36.4% 42.3% 0.0% Personal Interest 4 1 0 Percent Personal Interest 18.2% 3.8% 0.0% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% When Employment was Obtained
2018 2019 2020 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 15 20 7 Before Enrollment 6 14 2 Percent Before Enrollment 40.0% 70.0% 28.6% While Attending the College 4 3 1 Percent While Attending the College 26.7% 15.0% 14.3% After Training at the College 5 3 4 Percent After Training at the College 33.3% 15.0% 57.1% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2018 2019 2020 Number of Employment Location Responses 15 20 7 In College District 13 16 3 Percent In College District 86.7% 80.0% 42.9% In Wisconsin, Not in District 2 4 4 Percent of In Wisconsin 13.3% 20.0% 57.1% Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2018 2019 2020 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 4 11 2 Average Monthly Wage $1,843 $1,642 $2,666 Average Hourly Wage $10.72 $9.55 $15.50 Average Work Hours per Week 52.5 52.7 51.0 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 5 5 4 Average Hourly Wage $8.12 $9.29 $14.70 Average Work Hours per Week 17.9 19.5 24.8
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2020 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions Cross Plains Fire / EMS AEMT Cross Plains Edgerton Fire Protection District Firefighter/EMT Waterloo Paratech Ambulance Services Inc AEMT Janesville UW Health Hospital & Clinics Emergency Department Technician 3
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