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 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
- 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.
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.
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
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 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
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