EMT? Ready to up your skills? AEMT is the next step.
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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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  • 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 2024-2025 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

    Accelerated Summer Cohort

    Cohort 1 - Protective Services Building; Mondays & Wednesdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm May 13-Aug. 7, 2024 Class 11910 & 11911

    Check Blackboard for book, uniform and health history information.

    Fall Cohorts

    Cohort 2 - Protective Services Building; Mondays & Wednesdays 1 pm to 5 pm Aug. 7-Dec. 11, 2024 Classes 35916 & 35918

    Cohort 3 - Protective Services Building; Mondays & Wednesdays 6 pm to 10 pm Aug. 7-Dec. 11, 2024 Classes 36006 & 36008

    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 Graduates225544
      Number of Surveys Sent215544
      Number of Surveys Returned73021
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment72415
      Percent Available for Employment100.00%85.70%78.90%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%21.40%31.60%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed72315
      Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%95.80%100.00%
      Employed in Related Occupation6219
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation85.70%91.30%60.00%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation126
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation14.30%8.70%40.00%
      Employed - No Response000
      Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Seeking Employment010
      Percent Seeking Employment0.00%4.20%0.00%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
      Number of Satisfaction Responses72819
      Very Satisfied (4)3138
      Percent Very Satisfied42.90%46.40%42.10%
      Satisfied (3)4138
      Percent Satisfied57.10%46.40%42.10%
      Unsatisfied (2)021
      Percent Unsatisfied0.00%7.10%5.30%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)002
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%10.50%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses73021
      Preparation for Getting a Job294
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job28.60%30.00%19.00%
      Career Change052
      Percent Career Change0.00%16.70%9.50%
      Improvement of Existing Skills5127
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills71.40%40.00%33.30%
      Preparation for Further Education045
      Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%13.30%23.80%
      Personal Interest000
      Percent Personal Interest0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Percent Other0.00%0.00%14.30%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses72315
      Before Enrollment299
      Percent Before Enrollment28.60%39.10%60.00%
      While Attending the College133
      Percent While Attending the College14.30%13.00%20.00%
      After Training at the College4113
      Percent After Training at the College57.10%47.80%20.00%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses31412
      In College District31311
      Percent In College District100.00%92.90%91.70%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District000
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Outside of Wisconsin011
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%7.10%8.30%
      Employer Location Unknown000
      Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend202020212022
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count2157
      Average Monthly Wage$2,666$2,830$3,308
      Average Hourly Wage$15.50$16.45$19.23
      Average Work Hours per Week5150.353.4
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count410
      Average Hourly Wage$14.70$16.03
      Average Work Hours per Week24.81225
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Belleville EMSAEMTBelleville
      Fort Atkinson Fire DepartmentCaptainFort Atkinson
      Maple Bluff EMS & FireLieutenant
      Marshall Area EMSAEMTMarshall
      Ryan Brothers AmbulanceAEMT
      Town of IxoniaFirefighter/EMTIxonia
      UW HealthED Technician
      UW HealthER Technician

      * - 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