Advanced EMT



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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 305316

Credits: 4

Area of Study: Health Sciences

Delivery Method:
100% In Person*

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $555.60
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Program builds on the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) curriculum. You will learn advanced patient assessment, communication skills and beginning advanced life support interventions. This course meets the educational requirements for licensure in Wisconsin. Prerequisite: Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician License and Professional level CPR certification. The Department of Health and Family Services may set other requirements.

Orientation is mandatory.

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 Advanced EMT program can attend part time.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Or community ambulance services and fire departments.

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.


Application for this program requires verification of licensure and CPR certification prior to enrollment. Please read and follow the instructions carefully. Incomplete registrations will not be considered.

To apply:

  1. Select a cohort, some semesters will not have multiple offerings
  2. Setup your student account
  3. Submit your WI EMT-B License & professional level CPR certification via web form
  4. Receive permission to enroll
  5. Register for your class

Spring 2021

Protective Services Building; Mondays & Wednesdays 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 20-May 12, 2021 Class 62892

New Glarus EMS Building; Mondays & Wednesdays 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 20-May 12, 2021 Class 63438

Next Steps:

After registering for class you must attend one of the mandatory orientation sessions:

January 11, 2021 starting at 6 p.m. - Virtual Session see Blackboard for details.

Check Blackboard for book, uniform and health history information.


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 program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


After completing the Advanced 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 IV Technician.
  • 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 State of Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician - Basic-IV Licensure exam.

Earning your AEMT certification upon completion of the AEMT program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as a Wisconsin EMT-Intermediate 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

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates373944
    Number of Surveys Sent363944
    Number of Surveys Returned242226
    Percent of Surveys Returned66.70%56.40%59.10%
    Available for Employment191620
    Percent Available for Employment79.20%72.70%76.90%
    Not in Labor Market566
    Percent Not in Labor Market20.80%27.30%23.10%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed181520
    Percent of Graduates Employed94.70%93.80%100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation141118
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation77.80%73.30%90.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation442
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation22.20%26.70%10.00%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment110
    Percent Seeking Employment5.30%6.30%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
    Number of Satisfaction Responses171720
    Very Satisfied (4)885
    Percent Very Satisfied47.10%47.10%25.00%
    Satisfied (3)7813
    Percent Satisfied41.20%47.10%65.00%
    Unsatisfied (2)212
    Percent Unsatisfied11.80%5.90%10.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses242226
    Preparation for Getting a Job432
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job16.70%13.60%7.70%
    Career Change104
    Percent Career Change4.20%0.00%15.40%
    Improvement of Existing Skills778
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills29.20%31.80%30.80%
    Preparation for Further Education7811
    Percent Preparation for Further Education29.20%36.40%42.30%
    Personal Interest541
    Percent Personal Interest20.80%18.20%3.80%
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses181520
    Before Enrollment9614
    Percent Before Enrollment50.00%40.00%70.00%
    While Attending the College343
    Percent While Attending the College16.70%26.70%15.00%
    After Training at the College653
    Percent After Training at the College33.30%33.30%15.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses181520
    In College District141316
    Percent In College District77.80%86.70%80.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District424
    Percent of In Wisconsin22.20%13.30%20.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin000
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count7411
    Average Monthly Wage$2,481 $1,843 $1,642
    Average Hourly Wage$14.42 $10.72 $9.55
    Average Work Hours per Week5552.552.7
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count255
    Average Hourly Wage$5.18 $8.12 $9.29
    Average Work Hours per Week23.317.919.5
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    DeForest Area Fire & EMS Emergency Department Technician DeForest
    DeForest Area Fire & EMS EMT-Basic DeForest
    Jefferson County EMS Advanced EMT Jefferson
    Jefferson County EMS EMT-Basic Jefferson
    Lifestar Emergency Services Advanced EMT West Bend
    Marquette County EMS Advanced EMT Montello
    Mauston Area Ambulance Advanced EMT Mauston
    McFarland EMS Advanced EMT McFarland
    Mount Horeb Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Mount Horeb
    Mount Horeb Fire Department Intern Mount Horeb
    Oregon Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Oregon
    Reedsburg Area Medical Center Advanced EMT Reedsburg
    St Mary's / Dean Ventures Emergency Room Technician
    Stoughton Area EMS Advanced EMT Stoughton
    UW Health Emergency Department Technician
    Waunakee Area EMS Advanced EMT Waunakee
    Western Lakes Fire District Firefighter/AEMT Oconomowoc

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    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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