Estimated Program Cost
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
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
- 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 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.Courses30-531-3612 credits30-531-3622 credits
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 classes
One Semester Cohorts
Cohort 3 - Protective Services Building; Mondays & Wednesdays 6 to 10 pm Jan. 17-May 8, 2024 Class 62893 & 62894
Cohort 4 - Protective Services Building; Mondays & Wednesdays 12 to 4 pm Jan. 17-May 8, 2024 Class 63554 & 63553
Cohort 5 - Watertown Campus; Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 to 10 pm Jan. 16-May 9, 2024 Class 62895 & 63896
After registering for classes you must attend the mandatory program orientation session:
Live Online Jan. 8th or 11th, 2024. 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 National Registry AEMT Certification exam.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2020 2021 2022 Number of Program Graduates 22 55 44 Number of Surveys Sent 21 55 44 Number of Surveys Returned 7 30 21 Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 7 24 15 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 85.70% 78.90% Not in Labor Market Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 21.40% 31.60% Available for Employment
2020 2021 2022 Graduates Employed 7 23 15 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 95.80% 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 6 21 9 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 85.70% 91.30% 60.00% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 2 6 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 14.30% 8.70% 40.00% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 0 1 0 Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 4.20% 0.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3.4 3.2 Number of Satisfaction Responses 7 28 19 Very Satisfied (4) 3 13 8 Percent Very Satisfied 42.90% 46.40% 42.10% Satisfied (3) 4 13 8 Percent Satisfied 57.10% 46.40% 42.10% Unsatisfied (2) 0 2 1 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 7.10% 5.30% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 2 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 10.50% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Number of Primary Reason Responses 7 30 21 Preparation for Getting a Job 2 9 4 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 28.60% 30.00% 19.00% Career Change 0 5 2 Percent Career Change 0.00% 16.70% 9.50% Improvement of Existing Skills 5 12 7 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 71.40% 40.00% 33.30% Preparation for Further Education 0 4 5 Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 13.30% 23.80% Personal Interest 0 0 0 Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Other 0 0 3 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 14.30% When Employment was Obtained
2020 2021 2022 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 7 23 15 Before Enrollment 2 9 9 Percent Before Enrollment 28.60% 39.10% 60.00% While Attending the College 1 3 3 Percent While Attending the College 14.30% 13.00% 20.00% After Training at the College 4 11 3 Percent After Training at the College 57.10% 47.80% 20.00% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2020 2021 2022 Number of Employment Location Responses 3 14 12 In College District 3 13 11 Percent In College District 100.00% 92.90% 91.70% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Outside of Wisconsin 0 1 1 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 7.10% 8.30% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2020 2021 2022 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 2 15 7 Average Monthly Wage $2,666 $2,830 $3,308 Average Hourly Wage $15.50 $16.45 $19.23 Average Work Hours per Week 51 50.3 53.4 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 4 1 0 Average Hourly Wage $14.70 $16.03 Average Work Hours per Week 24.8 12 25
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions Belleville EMS AEMT Belleville Fort Atkinson Fire Department Captain Fort Atkinson Maple Bluff EMS & Fire Lieutenant Marshall Area EMS AEMT Marshall Ryan Brothers Ambulance AEMT Town of Ixonia Firefighter/EMT Ixonia UW Health ED Technician UW Health ER Technician
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