Emergency Medical Technician is an entry-level program and meets requirements for licensure in Wisconsin and certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. This program is offered throughout the district.
You must be at least 17 years old to join the EMT program. Minors must wait until age 18 to apply for an EMT license.
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 met.
Travel to fieldwork sites is necessary and is your responsibility.
Students in the EMT program can attend part time. Each cohort consists of two parts, EMT 1 and EMT 2, which you enroll in together. Depending on the semester, offerings may include accelerated, one-semester or two-semester formats.
Emergency Medical Technician classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
- Madison - Goodman South
- Fort Atkinson
Earning your Wisconsin EMT License upon completion of the EMT program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as an 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
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.Courses10-531-1022 credits10-531-1033 credits
- Select your cohort, some semesters will not have multiple offerings.
- Setup your student account.
- Submit your placement test scores or transcripts to satisfy the prerequisite.
- Register for classes. You must register for both classes in your Cohort at the same time, except for the two semester option.
All EMT offerings are hybrid and require the completion of online content in addition to the on-campus training hours listed.
Summer 2023 - Accelerated Cohort
Cohort 1 - Protective Services Building; Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 am to 5 pm May 23, 2023-July 18, 2023 Classes 10258 & 10259
Fall 2023 - Accelerated Cohort
Cohort 3 - Protective Services Building; Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 am to 5 pm Aug. 22, 2023-Oct. 12, 2023 Classes 30925 & 30926
Fall 2023 - One Semester Cohorts
Cohort 4 - Protective Services Building; Fridays 8 am to 5 pm Aug. 18, 2023-Dec. 7, 2023 Classes 31406 & 31407
Cohort 5 - Goodman South Campus; Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 pm to 10 pm Aug. 24, 2023-Dec. 11, 2023 Classes 31295 & 31296
Cohort 6 - Reedsburg Campus; Mondays & Wednesdays 6 pm to 10 pm Aug. 21, 2023-Dec. 11, 2023 Classes 31297 & 31298
Cohort 7 – Watertown Campus; Mondays & Wednesdays 6 pm to 10 pm Aug. 21, 2023-Dec. 11, 2023 Classes 31403 & 31404
Fall 2023/Spring 2024 - Two Semester Cohort
Cohort 8 - Protective Services Building; Wednesdays 6 pm to 10 pm Aug. 23-2023-May 1, 2024 Classes 31408 & TBA (Enrollment in part 2 occurs in November)
After completing the 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.
- 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 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification exam.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2020 2021 2022 Number of Program Graduates 193 178 170 Number of Surveys Sent 189 178 170 Number of Surveys Returned 79 103 108 Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 71 54 63 Percent Available for Employment 89.90% 58.70% 70.00% Not in Labor Market Percent Not in Labor Market 10.10% 51.10% 50.00% Available for Employment
2020 2021 2022 Graduates Employed 68 53 59 Percent of Graduates Employed 95.80% 98.10% 93.70% Employed in Related Occupation 48 34 40 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 70.60% 64.20% 67.80% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 19 18 19 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 27.90% 34.00% 32.20% Employed - No Response 1 1 0 Percent Employed - No Response 1.50% 1.90% 0.00% Seeking Employment 3 1 4 Percent Seeking Employment 4.20% 1.90% 6.30% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.6 3.7 3.8 Number of Satisfaction Responses 79 91 90 Very Satisfied (4) 48 69 72 Percent Very Satisfied 60.80% 75.80% 80.00% Satisfied (3) 29 19 18 Percent Satisfied 36.70% 20.90% 20.00% Unsatisfied (2) 1 3 0 Percent Unsatisfied 1.30% 3.30% 0.00% Very Unsatisfed (1) 1 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 1.30% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Number of Primary Reason Responses 79 102 108 Preparation for Getting a Job 36 35 24 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 45.60% 34.30% 22.20% Career Change 14 11 11 Percent Career Change 17.70% 10.80% 10.20% Improvement of Existing Skills 5 12 9 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 6.30% 11.80% 8.30% Preparation for Further Education 15 33 46 Percent Preparation for Further Education 19.00% 32.40% 42.60% Personal Interest 9 11 16 Percent Personal Interest 11.40% 10.80% 14.80% Other 0 0 2 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 1.90% When Employment was Obtained
2020 2021 2022 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 67 52 59 Before Enrollment 21 21 14 Percent Before Enrollment 31.30% 40.40% 23.70% While Attending the College 22 8 9 Percent While Attending the College 32.80% 15.40% 15.30% After Training at the College 24 23 36 Percent After Training at the College 35.80% 44.20% 61.00% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2020 2021 2022 Number of Employment Location Responses 60 50 48 In College District 57 42 39 Percent In College District 95.00% 84.00% 81.30% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Outside of Wisconsin 2 6 8 Percent Outside Wisconsin 3.30% 12.00% 16.70% Employer Location Unknown 1 2 1 Percent Location Unknown 1.70% 4.00% 2.10% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2020 2021 2022 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 25 22 32 Average Monthly Wage $2,570 $3,071 $3,154 Average Hourly Wage $14.94 $17.85 $18.34 Average Work Hours per Week 53.6 52.4 48 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 15 7 4 Average Hourly Wage $10.58 $15.74 $16.48 Average Work Hours per Week 17.4 23.1 24.3
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions AMT EMT Peoria IL Ascension St Joseph Hospital EMT Milwaukee Aurora Sinai Medical Center ED Technician Milwaukee Bell Ambulance EMT Milwaukee City of Beloit Firefighter/Paramedic Beloit Cross Plains Area EMS EMT Cross Plains Curtis Universal Ambulance Service Emergency Medical Technician Curtis Universal Ambulance Service EMT-B Milwaukee DeForest Area Fire & EMS Firefighter/EMT DeForest Edgerton Fire Protection District Firefighter/EMT Edgerton Fitchburg Fire Dept Firefighter/EMT Fitchburg Gastroenterology Associates Medical Technical Assistant Allentown PA HJ Pertzborn Plumber Johnson Creek EMS EMT Johnson Creek Maple Bluff EMS & Fire Firefighter/EMT Midwest Medical Transport Co EMT 2 Mount Horeb Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Mount Horeb Northwestern Medicine ED Technician Palos Heights IL Ochsner Medical Center ER Technician New Orleans LA Reedsburg Area Ambulance Service EMT Reedsburg Reedsburg Area Ambulance Service Firefighter/EMT Reedsburg Rush University ER Technician Oak Park IL Sauk Prairie Ambulance Association Volunteer EMT Prairie du Sac Southside Tire Tire Technician Fond du Lac SSM Health EMT Specialty Medicine Floater SSM Health Certified Nursing Assistant SSM Health EMT SSM Health Clinical Support Staff St Anthony Hospital ED Technician Chicago IL Stoughton Health Registered Nurse Stoughton Sun Prairie Fire Department Firefighter Sun Prairie 2 Superior Ambulance EMT 2 UW Health Medical Assistant Verona Fire Dept Firefighter Verona Watertown Regional Medical Center Patient Care Tech Watertown
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