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Emergency Medical Technician
Less Than One Year Technical Diploma
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.
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
- Fort Atkinson
Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.
All courses for this program are offered only in person.
- Select your cohort, some semesters will not have multiple offerings.
- Setup your student account and submit the requirements for class enrollment.
- Register for classes. You must register for both EMT 1 and EMT 2 at the same time.
Spring 2020 - Single Semester format
Cohort 8 (Accelerated) - Protective Services Building; Mondays & Wednesdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 6-Feb. 27, 2020 Class #61648 & 61649
Cohort 9 - Protective Services Building; Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 17-May 8, 2020 Class #61650 & 61651
Cohort 10 - Goodman South Campus; Mondays & Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 15-May 6, 2020 Class #61653 & 61654
Cohort 11 - Fort Atkinson Campus; Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 16-May 7, 2020 Class #61994 & 61995
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.
After completing the 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.
- 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 National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification exam.
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
- EKG Technician
- Home Health Aide
- Medical Assistant
- Registered Nurse
- Respiratory Therapist
- Physician’s Assistant
Estimated Program Cost
# of Credits for Completion5Tuition$682.50Materials/Supplemental Costs$148.70Other Costs$255.00Total Estimated Program Costs:
(book costs not included)$1086.20
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
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
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