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1701 Pearson Street
Madison WI 53704

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Hours:
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

Overview

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.

Admission

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 2019 - Single Semester format

Cohort 3 - Protective Services Building; Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 22-May 14, 2019 Class # 63028

Cohort 4 - Reedsburg Campus; Mondays & Wednesdays 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 23-May 15, 2019 Class # 63960

Next Steps:

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

Jan. 14, 2019 starting at 6 p.m. - Reedsburg Campus.
Jan. 15, 2019 starting at 6 p.m. - Madison College Protective Services Building.

Check Blackboard for book, uniform and health history information.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 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.

Outcomes

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.
Careers

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

Emergency Medical Service Jobs

Find open jobs in this industry on Wisconsin TechConnecttm. Registration Required.

 

  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    4
    Tuition
    $536.80
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $106.00
    Other Costs
    $280.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $922.80
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 41 42 37
    Number of Surveys Sent 41 42 36
    Number of Surveys Returned 25 25 24
    Percent of Surveys Returned 61.00% 59.50% 66.70%
    Available for Employment 11 19 19
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 14 6 5
    Percent Not in Labor Market 127.30% 31.60% 26.30%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 9 19 18
    Percent of Graduates Employed 81.80% 100.00% 94.70%
    Employed in Related Occupation 7 16 14
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 77.80% 84.20% 77.80%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2 3 4
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 22.20% 15.80% 22.20%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 2 0 1
    Percent Seeking Employment 18.20% 0.00% 5.30%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3.3 3.4
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 11 19 17
    Very Satisfied 4 7 8
    Percent Very Satisfied 36.40% 36.80% 47.10%
    Satisfied 7 11 7
    Percent Satisfied 63.60% 57.90% 41.20%
    Unsatisfied 0 1 2
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 5.30% 11.80%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 25 25 24
    Preparation for Getting a Job 4 3 4
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 16.00% 12.00% 16.70%
    Career Change 1 1 1
    Percent Career Change 4.00% 4.00% 4.20%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 5 9 7
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 20.00% 36.00% 29.20%
    Preparation for Further Education 15 10 7
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 60.00% 40.00% 29.20%
    Personal Interest 0 2 5
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 8.00% 20.80%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 9 19 18
    Before Enrollment 3 11 9
    Percent Before Enrollment 33.30% 57.90% 50.00%
    While Attending the College 1 1 3
    Percent While Attending the College 11.10% 5.30% 16.70%
    After Training at the College 5 7 6
    Percent After Training at the College 55.60% 36.80% 33.30%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 9 19 18
    In College District 4 10 14
    Percent In College District 44.40% 52.60% 77.80%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 3 8 4
    Percent of In Wisconsin 33.30% 42.10% 22.20%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 2 1 0
    Percent Location Unknown 22.20% 5.30% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 2 7 7
    Average Monthly Wage $2,218 $2,419 $2,481
    Average Hourly Wage $12.90 $14.06 $14.42
    Average Work Hours per Week 58 54.6 55
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 2 6 2
    Average Hourly Wage $15.30 $14.70 $5.18
    Average Work Hours per Week 22 15.9 23.3
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open
    Number of Part Time Positions Open
    Total Jobs
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    City of Berlin Advanced EMT Berlin
    Dean Health Systems Medical Laboratory Technician
    Deforest/Windsor Fire Dept Advanced EMT DeForest
    Lifestar Emergency Services Advanced EMT West Bend
    Marshall Area EMS Emergency Medical Technician Marshall
    Meriter Hospital Emergency Department Technician
    Meriter Hospital Emergency Room Technician
    Mount Horeb Fire Dept Emergency Medical Technician Mount Horeb
    Oregon Area Fire & EMS District Firefighter/Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Intern Oregon
    Pardeeville District EMS Advanced EMT Pardeeville
    Ryan Brothers Ambulance Advanced EMT 2
    Truax Fire Dept Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Emergency Room Technician

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - 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 techconnect@madisoncollege.edu