Mr. Rogers said, “Look for the helpers.” Earning your EMT license makes you a helper.
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Emergency Medical Technician
Program Number: 305313
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Health Sciences
Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
5 Credits | Finish diploma in 1 semester
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$1,128.85

$717.25 Tuition
$156.60 Materials/Supplemental Costs
$255.00 Other Costs
  • Program Overview

    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.

    Program Details

    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
    • Reedsburg
    • Portage
    • Fort Atkinson
    • Watertown

    Careers

    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
    • Firefighter
    • EKG Technician
    • Paramedic
    • 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 2022-2023 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
    10-531-102
    2 credits
    10-531-103
    3 credits
  • Admission

    To apply:

    1. Select your cohort, some semesters will not have multiple offerings.
    2. Setup your student account.
    3. Submit your placement test scores or transcripts to satisfy the prerequisite.
    4. Register for classes. You must register for both classes in your Cohort at the same time, except for the two semester option.

    Spring 2023 - Accelerated Cohort

    Cohort 9 - Protective Services Building; Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 17, 2023-Mar. 9, 2023 Class 61401 & 61402

    Spring 2023 - One Semester Cohorts

    Cohort 10 - Protective Services Building; Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 13, 2023-May 4, 2023 Class 60988 & 60989

    Cohort 11 - Goodman South Campus; Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 17, 2023-May 9, 2023 Class 60986 & 60987

    Cohort 12 - Portage Campus; Mondays & Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 11, 2022-May 8, 2023 Class 61131 & 61132

    Cohort 13 – Fort Atkinson Campus; Mondays & Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 11, 2022-May 8, 2023 Class 61491 & 61492

    All EMT offerings are hybrid and require the completion of online content in addition to the on-campus training hours listed.

  • Career Outcomes

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

    1. Use critical thinking skills to confidently and effectively manage emergency situations.
    2. 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.
    3. Communicate clearly and professionally using verbal and nonverbal communication techniques.
    4. Perform accurate scene safety and patient assessments.
    5. Apply appropriate emergency medical and technical knowledge as required in emergency situations.
    6. Apply safety and infection control practices to maintain personal and professional well-being and to ensure patient safety.
    7. Manage emergency patient care and treatment appropriately within the scope of practice for an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic.
    8. Apply legal knowledge and medical ethics to all patient care situations by documenting accurate and complete patient records and reports and maintaining patient confidentiality.
    9. Meet requirements for National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification exam.

     

    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Program Graduates 240 193 178
      Number of Surveys Sent 238 189 178
      Number of Surveys Returned 139 79 103
      Percent of Surveys Returned 58.40% 41.80% 57.90%
      Available for Employment 102 71 54
      Percent Available for Employment 87.20% 89.90% 58.70%
      Not in Labor Market 37 8 47
      Percent Not in Labor Market 31.60% 10.10% 51.10%
      Available for Employment

      2019 2020 2021
      Graduates Employed 94 68 53
      Percent of Graduates Employed 92.20% 95.80% 98.10%
      Employed in Related Occupation 58 48 34
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation 61.70% 70.60% 64.20%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation 34 19 18
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 36.20% 27.90% 34.00%
      Employed - No Response 2 1 1
      Percent Employed - No Response 2.10% 1.50% 1.90%
      Seeking Employment 8 3 1
      Percent Seeking Employment 7.80% 4.20% 1.90%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      2019 2020 2021
      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.7 3.6 3.7
      Number of Satisfaction Responses 117 79 91
      Very Satisfied (4) 86 48 69
      Percent Very Satisfied 73.50% 60.80% 75.80%
      Satisfied (3) 29 29 19
      Percent Satisfied 24.80% 36.70% 20.90%
      Unsatisfied (2) 1 1 3
      Percent Unsatisfied 0.90% 1.30% 3.30%
      Very Unsatisfed (1) 1 1 0
      Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.90% 1.30% 0.00%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Primary Reason Responses 139 79 102
      Preparation for Getting a Job 28 36 35
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 20.10% 45.60% 34.30%
      Career Change 14 14 11
      Percent Career Change 10.10% 17.70% 10.80%
      Improvement of Existing Skills 18 5 12
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 12.90% 6.30% 11.80%
      Preparation for Further Education 55 15 33
      Percent Preparation for Further Education 39.60% 19.00% 32.40%
      Personal Interest 23 9 11
      Percent Personal Interest 16.50% 11.40% 10.80%
      Other 1 0 0
      Percent Other 0.70% 0.00% 0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 91 67 52
      Before Enrollment 37 21 21
      Percent Before Enrollment 40.70% 31.30% 40.40%
      While Attending the College 15 22 8
      Percent While Attending the College 16.50% 32.80% 15.40%
      After Training at the College 39 24 23
      Percent After Training at the College 42.90% 35.80% 44.20%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Employment Location Responses 94 68 55
      In College District 81 57 42
      Percent In College District 86.20% 83.80% 76.40%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District 8 8 5
      Percent of In Wisconsin 8.50% 11.80% 9.10%
      Outside of Wisconsin 5 2 6
      Percent Outside Wisconsin 5.30% 2.90% 10.90%
      Employer Location Unknown 0 1 2
      Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 1.50% 3.60%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend 2019 2020 2021
      Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 32 25 22
      Average Monthly Wage $2,963 $2,570 $3,071
      Average Hourly Wage $17.23 $14.94 $17.85
      Average Work Hours per Week 48.2 53.6 52.4
      Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 18 15 7
      Average Hourly Wage $12.58 $10.58 $15.74
      Average Work Hours per Week 17.7 17.4 23.1
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2021
      Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
      AFC Urgent Care Medical Assistant/EMT Castle Rock CO
      Biolife Phlebotomist
      Camp Douglas Fire & Rescue Firefighter/EMT Camp Douglas
      City Of Reedsburg Police Sergeant Reedsburg
      Curtis Universal Ambulance Service AEMT
      Deer-Grove EMS EMT Cottage Grove
      Dells-Delton EMS Deputy Fire Chief Lake Delton
      Dells-Delton EMS Office Manager/Firefighter Lake Delton
      Emergency Care Consultants Medical Scribe Minneapolis MN
      Evansville EMS EMT Evansville
      Johnson Creek EMS EMT Johnson Creek
      Lake Delton Fire Dept Fire Chief Lake Delton
      Marshall Area EMS EMT Marshall
      MB Solution EMT Virginia Beach VA
      Mercy Health System Registered Nurse Janesville
      Midwest Medical Transport Co Emt
      Midwest Medical Transport Co EMT 3
      Midwest Medical Transport Co Emergency Medical Technician
      Midwest Medical Transport Company EMT Brown Deer
      Oregon Firefighter Oregon
      Oregon Area Fire & EMS District EMT Oregon
      Oregon Area Fire & EMS District Firefighter/EMT Oregon
      Providence St Joseph Health Emergency Room Technician Portland OR
      Reedsburg Area Ambulance Service EMT Reedsburg
      Reedsburg Area Medical Center Certified Nursing Assistant Reedsburg
      Sun Prairie Fire Department Chief Of Operations Sun Prairie
      Superior Ambulance Emergency Medical Technician Elmhurst IL
      Truax Fire Department Firefighter 2
      Unity Point Health Certified Nursing Assistant
      Waunakee Area EMS EMT Waunakee

      * - 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

ems@madisoncollege.edu
608.246.5250
Fax: 608.616.1590

Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm