Emergency Medical Services

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CALL: (608) 246-5250
FAX: (608) 616-1590

School of Human and Protective Services

Protective Services Education Building 100
1701 Pearson Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-5400

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Advanced EMT

Less Than One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 305316


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.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.


Application for this program is processed through the EMS office only. Please read and follow the instructions carefully. Incomplete registrations will not be considered.

Cohort 1 - Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 16-May 10, 2018 Class # 63250

To apply:

  1. Select a cohort, some semesters will not have multiple offerings
  2. Submit your EMS Registration Form to the EMS office
  3. Include a copy of your current WI EMT-B License
  4. Include a copy of your current professional level CPR certification

After acceptance:

Once your application is reviewed and processed you will receive a confirmation email with orientation instructions, health history form and book information.

You will be assigned to one of the mandatory orientation sessions:

Jan. 9, 2017 starting at 6 p.m. - Madison College Protective Services Building.
Jan. 11, 2017 starting at 6 p.m. - Madison College Protective Services Building.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2017-2018 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.



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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