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 training in as little as 1 year (programs vary)
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  • 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 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
  • 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.

    Spring 2022 - One Semester Format

    Cohort 11 - TBD; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Cohort 12 - Protective Services Building; Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 14-May 6, 2022 Class 61095 & 61096

    Cohort 13 - Portage Campus; Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. January 13-May 5, 2022 Class 61278 & 61279

    Cohort 14 - Reedsburg Campus; Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. January 13-May 5, 2022 Class 61097 & 61098

    Cohort 15 - Fort Atkinson Campus; Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. January 13-May 5, 2022 Class 62907 & 62908

    Cohort 16 - Watertown Campus; Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. January 13-May 5, 2022 Class 62909 & 62910

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

    Spring 2022 - Accelerated Format

    Cohort 17 - Protective Services Building; Mondays & Wednesdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 19, 2022-March 9, 2022 Class 61654 & 61655

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

  • 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

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Program Graduates 210 240 193
      Number of Surveys Sent 204 238 189
      Number of Surveys Returned 100 139 79
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment 59 102 71
      Percent Available for Employment 84.3% 87.2% 89.9%
      Not in Labor Market 41 37 8
      Percent Not in Labor Market 58.6% 31.6% 10.1%
      Available for Employment

      2018 2019 2020
      Graduates Employed 55 94 68
      Percent of Graduates Employed 93.2% 92.2% 95.8%
      Employed in Related Occupation 32 58 48
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation 58.2% 61.7% 70.6%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation 22 34 19
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 40.0% 36.2% 27.9%
      Employed - No Response 1 2 1
      Percent Employed - No Response 1.8% 2.1% 1.5%
      Seeking Employment 4 8 3
      Percent Seeking Employment 6.8% 7.8% 4.2%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.7 3.7 3.6
      Number of Satisfaction Responses 70 117 79
      Very Satisfied (4) 51 86 48
      Percent Very Satisfied 72.9% 73.5% 60.8%
      Satisfied (3) 17 29 29
      Percent Satisfied 24.3% 24.8% 36.7%
      Unsatisfied (2) 2 1 1
      Percent Unsatisfied 2.9% 0.9% 1.3%
      Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 1 1
      Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.9% 1.3%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Primary Reason Responses 100 139 79
      Preparation for Getting a Job 18 28 36
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 18.0% 20.1% 45.6%
      Career Change 11 14 14
      Percent Career Change 11.0% 10.1% 17.7%
      Improvement of Existing Skills 7 18 5
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 7.0% 12.9% 6.3%
      Preparation for Further Education 47 55 15
      Percent Preparation for Further Education 47.0% 39.6% 19.0%
      Personal Interest 15 23 9
      Percent Personal Interest 15.0% 16.5% 11.4%
      Other 2 1 0
      Percent Other 2.0% 0.7% 0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 53 91 67
      Before Enrollment 18 37 21
      Percent Before Enrollment 34.0% 40.7% 31.3%
      While Attending the College 14 15 22
      Percent While Attending the College 26.4% 16.5% 32.8%
      After Training at the College 21 39 24
      Percent After Training at the College 39.6% 42.9% 35.8%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Employment Location Responses 56 94 68
      In College District 36 81 57
      Percent In College District 64.3% 86.2% 83.8%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District 12 8 8
      Percent of In Wisconsin 21.4% 8.5% 11.8%
      Outside of Wisconsin 3 5 2
      Percent Outside Wisconsin 5.4% 5.3% 2.9%
      Employer Location Unknown 5 0 1
      Percent Location Unknown 8.9% 0.0% 1.5%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend 2018 2019 2020
      Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 15 32 25
      Average Monthly Wage $1,991 $2,963 $2,570
      Average Hourly Wage $11.58 $17.23 $14.94
      Average Work Hours per Week 50.0 48.2 53.6
      Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 13 18 15
      Average Hourly Wage $13.72 $12.58 $10.58
      Average Work Hours per Week 14.6 17.7 17.4
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2020
      Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
      Aurora Hospital Emergency Department Technician Summit
      Belleville EMS EMT Belleville
      Brooklyn Fire & EMS EMT Brooklyn 2
      C Reese Agency President Oregon
      City of Evansville EMT Evansville
      City of Fitchburg Fire Dept Firefighter Fitchburg
      City of Madison Fire Dept Firefighter/EMT
      City of West Bend Fire Dept Firefighter/EMT West Bend
      Cross Plains Fire / EMS EMT Cross Plains
      Curtis Universal Ambulance Service EMT
      DeForest Area Fire & EMS EMT DeForest 2
      Fitchburg Fire Dept Firefighter Fitchburg 2
      Four Winds Manor Medical Technologist Verona
      Johnson Creek Fire Department EMT Johnson Creek 2
      Maple Bluff EMS & Fire Firefighter
      McFarland Fire Rescue EMT McFarland
      Menomonee Falls Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Menomonee Falls
      Mount Horeb Fire Department EMT Mount Horeb
      Mount Horeb Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Mount Horeb
      Oakwood Village Certified Nursing Assistant
      Oregon Area Fire & EMS District Firefighter/EMT Oregon
      Oregon Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Oregon
      Paratech Ambulance Services Inc EMT Milwaukee
      Paratech Ambulance Services Inc EMT 3
      Portage Fire Dept Engineer/Firefighter Portage
      Reedsburg Area Ambulance Service EMT Reedsburg
      Rio Fire Dept EMT Rio
      Rockton Fire Dept Firefighter/EMT Rockton IL
      Ryan Bros Ambulance EMT 3
      Sauk Prairie Ambulance Association EMT Prairie du Sac
      Self-Employed Self-Employed
      Stoughton Area EMS EMT Stoughton
      UW Madison Police Department Security Officer
      Village of Randolph EMS EMT Randolph
      Waunakee Area EMS EMT Waunakee
      Western Lakes Fire District Firefighter/EMT Oconomowoc

      * - 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