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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. 

Emergency Medical Technician

Less Than One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 305313

Overview

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.

Students must be at least 18 years old.

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 the EMT program can attend part time. Each cohort consists of two parts, EMT 1 and EMT 2, which you enroll in together.

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

  • Madison - Truax
  • Madison - South
  • Portage

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

Emergency Medical Technician Program


Admission

To apply:

  1. Select your cohort, some semesters will not have multiple offerings.
  2. Setup your student account and submit the requirements for class enrollment.
  3. Register for classes. You must register for both EMT 1 and EMT 2 at the same time.

SUMMER 2019 - Accelerated format

Cohort 1 - Protective Services Building; Mondays & Wednesdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 29-July 31, 2019 Class #10417 & 10418

Cohort 2 - Protective Services Building; Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 30-August 1, 2019 Class #10464 & 10465

Fall 2019 - Single Semester format

Cohort 3 - South Campus; Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30-Dec. 13, 2019 Class #31710 & 31711

Cohort 4 - Protective Services Building; Mondays & Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28-Dec. 16, 2019 Class #31712 & 31713

Cohort 5 - Protective Services Building; Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug 29-Dec. 17, 2019 Class #31714 & 31715

Cohort 6 - Portage Campus; Mondays & Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 28-Dec. 16, 2019 Class #31716 & 31717

Fall 2019 - Two Semester format*

Cohort 7 - Protective Services Building; Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 28, 2019-May 13, 2020 Class #31930 & TBA

*This offering of the EMT program requires a two semester commitment. You will complete EMT 1 in fall 2019 and EMT 2 in spring 2020.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 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.

Courses

10-531-102

2 credits


10-531-103

3 credits


Outcomes

After completing the EMT program 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-Basic.
  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-Basic certification exam.

 

Careers

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

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    5
    Tuition
    $682.50
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $133.70
    Other Costs
    $255.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $1071.20
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 185 168 210
    Number of Surveys Sent 185 143 204
    Number of Surveys Returned 115 94 100
    Percent of Surveys Returned 62.20% 65.70% 49.00%
    Available for Employment 87 68 59
    Percent Available for Employment 87.90% 88.30% 84.30%
    Not in Labor Market 28 26 41
    Percent Not in Labor Market 28.30% 33.80% 58.60%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 84 63 55
    Percent of Graduates Employed 96.60% 92.60% 93.20%
    Employed in Related Occupation 52 39 32
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 61.90% 61.90% 58.20%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 32 24 22
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 38.10% 38.10% 40.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 1
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 1.80%
    Seeking Employment 3 5 4
    Percent Seeking Employment 3.40% 7.40% 6.80%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.5 3.7 3.7
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 97 76 70
    Very Satisfied 58 54 51
    Percent Very Satisfied 59.80% 71.10% 72.90%
    Satisfied 34 21 17
    Percent Satisfied 35.10% 27.60% 24.30%
    Unsatisfied 3 1 2
    Percent Unsatisfied 3.10% 1.30% 2.90%
    Very Unsatisfied 2 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 2.10% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 115 94 100
    Preparation for Getting a Job 22 24 18
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 19.10% 25.50% 18.00%
    Career Change 15 10 11
    Percent Career Change 13.00% 10.60% 11.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 7 12 7
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 6.10% 12.80% 7.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 41 33 47
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 35.70% 35.10% 47.00%
    Personal Interest 30 15 15
    Percent Personal Interest 26.10% 16.00% 15.00%
    Other 0 0 2
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 2.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 83 62 53
    Before Enrollment 35 28 18
    Percent Before Enrollment 42.20% 45.20% 34.00%
    While Attending the College 13 15 14
    Percent While Attending the College 15.70% 24.20% 26.40%
    After Training at the College 35 19 21
    Percent After Training at the College 42.20% 30.60% 39.60%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 84 63 56
    In College District 59 55 36
    Percent In College District 70.20% 87.30% 64.30%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 15 4 12
    Percent of In Wisconsin 17.90% 6.30% 21.40%
    Outside of Wisconsin 4 2 3
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 4.80% 3.20% 5.40%
    Employer Location Unknown 6 2 5
    Percent Location Unknown 7.10% 3.20% 8.90%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 21 16 15
    Average Monthly Wage $2,037 $2,249 $1,991
    Average Hourly Wage $11.84 $13.07 $11.58
    Average Work Hours per Week 46.3 46.8 50
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 21 17 13
    Average Hourly Wage $7.42 $8.07 $13.72
    Average Work Hours per Week 17 18.6 14.6
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 34 15
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 14 15
    Total Jobs 48 30
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Cambridge Area EMS Emergency Medical Technician Cambridge
    City of Beaver Dam Police Dept Firefighter Beaver Dam
    City of Fitchburg Fire Dept Firefighter Fitchburg
    City of Madison Firefighter
    DeForest Area Fire & EMS Emergency Medical Technician DeForest
    Dept of Veterans Affairs Health Research Scientist
    Fort Atkinson Fire Department Firefighter Fort Atkinson
    Jefferson County EMS Emergency Medical Technician Jefferson
    Johnson Creek Fire Department EMT/Firefighter/Fire Inspector 1 Johnson Creek
    Lifestar Ambulance Emergency Medical Technician West Bend
    Maple Bluff EMS & Fire Firefighter
    Maple Bluff EMS & Fire Firefighter/EMT Intern
    McFarland EMS Emergency Medical Technician McFarland
    Milwaukee Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Milwaukee
    Mount Horeb Fire Dept Intern/Firefighter/EMT Mount Horeb
    Northwestern Medicine Patient Care Technician Chicago IL
    Oregon Area Fire & EMS District Firefighter Oregon
    Orfordville Fire Department Firefighter Orfordville
    Paratech Ambulance Services Inc Emergency Medical Technician
    Paratech Ambulance Services Inc Emergency Medical Technician Milwaukee
    Private Family Nanny
    Ryan Brothers Ambulance Emergency Medical Technician
    Sauk Prairie Ambulance Association Emergency Medical Technician Prairie du Sac
    Stoughton Area EMS Emergency Medical Technician Stoughton
    Stoughton Hospital Emergency Department Technician Stoughton
    Sun Prairie Fire Department Fire Marshall Sun Prairie
    UW - Madison Emergency Medical Technician
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Intern/EMT
    Waunakee Area EMS Volunteer EMT Waunakee
    West Salem First Responders First Responder West Salem

    * - 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