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Paramedic Technician
Program Number: 105311
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Health Sciences
Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
60 Credits | Finish in 2 years (full-time attendance)
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$10,340.42

$8,651.60 Tuition
$1,288.82 Materials/Supplemental Costs
$400.00 Other Costs
  • Program Overview

    The Paramedic Technician degree from Madison College provides the educational background and training for careers in emergency medical services, hospitals, private ambulance services and community para-medicine. Occupational experience and continuing education may lead to opportunities to serve as EMS managers and instructors.

    The embedded technical diploma gives you the opportunity to secure work and continue your career serving local communities, hospitals, and other institutions or industries that require the skills of paramedic. You may choose later to complete your associate degree.

    Program Details

    Paramedic Technician is on a career pathway that includes this associate degree, a technical diploma and other opportunities for advanced learning. All will prepare you for a good job. The associate degree allows you to transfer to another college to earn your bachelor’s degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.

    Full-time cohort meets Tuesday/Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with lab on Monday or Friday plus clinical hours. This program spans one year, including fall, spring and summer semesters. Students in this cohort attend full time.

    Fall 2021 part-time cohort meets Monday/Wednesday 6 – 10 p.m., with 24 Saturday labs 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., plus clinical hours. This part-time format takes 18 months to complete.

    Academy cohort meets Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This program spans two semesters. Students in this cohort attend full time. Space in this program is limited and instructor consent is 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.

    Due to the nature of the schedule, some portions of this program may not be eligible for financial aid or veterans’ benefits.

    Travel to fieldwork sites is necessary and is your responsibility.

    Paramedic classes classes are offered at our Madison Truax campus.

    Accreditation

    The Madison College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Accreditation data is updated after each cohort graduates.

    Careers

    Earning your associate degree in the Paramedic program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you to participate in the National Registry of EMT's Paramedic level Practical and Written exams. 

    With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

    • Emergency Room Technician
    • Firefighter
    • EKG Technician
    • Paramedic
    • Medical Laboratory Technician
    • Home Health Aide
    • Medical Assistant
    • Registered Nurse
    • Respiratory Therapist
    • Physician’s Assistant
    • Community Paramedic

    Emergency Medical Service Jobs

    Resources

  • 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.

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    Second Semester
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    Third Semester- Summer
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    Fourth Semester
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    Fifth Semester
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  • Admission

    To Apply

    After Acceptance

    Once you're admitted into your program, complete the Next Steps after Program Acceptance to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.

    Questions?

    Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246-6210.

  • Transfer Opportunities

    Wisconsin Schools

    Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
    Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
    A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
    Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
    Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
    Any Madison College student who has successfully completed an associate degree in applied science after 2015, and meets admission requirements for the Rader School of Business (RSOB) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Technical Sales at MSOE by successfully completing the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Business Administration program. --- In particular, any Madison College student who successfully completes all technical courses and general education courses in their AAS program with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; successfully completes all other specified courses, as defined in this transfer agreement, with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; and meets the MSOE admission requirements for transfer students into the BBA Program at MSOE, minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA from the last regionally accredited school will be admitted into the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at MSOE.
    The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The terms of the Human Services Leadership agreement are limited to students who have complete an associates of applied science degree and have been admitted to the Human Services Leadership degree at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

    Non-Wisconsin Schools

    Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
    Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
    A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
    Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
    Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
  • Career Outcomes

    After completing the two-year Paramedic degree 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-Paramedic.
    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-Paramedic certification exam.
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Program Graduates 2 10 18
      Number of Surveys Sent 2 10 18
      Number of Surveys Returned 1 5 1
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment 1 5 1
      Percent Available for Employment 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
      Not in Labor Market 0 0 0
      Percent Not in Labor Market 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Available for Employment

      2018 2019 2020
      Graduates Employed 1 5 1
      Percent of Graduates Employed 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
      Employed in Related Occupation 1 4 1
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.0% 80.0% 100.0%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 1 0
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.0% 20.0% 0.0%
      Employed - No Response 0 0 0
      Percent Employed - No Response 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Seeking Employment 0 0 0
      Percent Seeking Employment 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3 3.2 4
      Number of Satisfaction Responses 1 5 1
      Very Satisfied (4) 0 1 1
      Percent Very Satisfied 0.0% 20.0% 100.0%
      Satisfied (3) 1 4 0
      Percent Satisfied 100.0% 80.0% 0.0%
      Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0
      Percent Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0
      Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Primary Reason Responses 1 5 1
      Preparation for Getting a Job 0 2 1
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 0.0% 40.0% 100.0%
      Career Change 0 0 0
      Percent Career Change 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Improvement of Existing Skills 1 2 0
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 100.0% 40.0% 0.0%
      Preparation for Further Education 0 1 0
      Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.0% 20.0% 0.0%
      Personal Interest 0 0 0
      Percent Personal Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Other 0 0 0
      Percent Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 1 5 1
      Before Enrollment 0 0 0
      Percent Before Enrollment 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      While Attending the College 0 2 0
      Percent While Attending the College 0.0% 40.0% 0.0%
      After Training at the College 1 3 1
      Percent After Training at the College 100.0% 60.0% 100.0%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Employment Location Responses 1 5 1
      In College District 1 4 0
      Percent In College District 100.0% 80.0% 0.0%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 1 0
      Percent of In Wisconsin 0.0% 20.0% 0.0%
      Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 1
      Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
      Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
      Percent Location Unknown 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend 2018 2019 2020
      Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 0 4 1
      Average Monthly Wage $3,114 $3,956
      Average Hourly Wage $18.11 $23.00
      Average Work Hours per Week 56.0 55.8 56.0
      Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count
      Average Hourly Wage
      Average Work Hours per Week
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2020
      Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
      White Bear Lake Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic White Bear Lake MN

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      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

      *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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