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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

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

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 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

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

  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    5
    Tuition
    $671.00
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $132.50
    Other Costs
    $255.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $1058.50
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 166 185 168
    Number of Surveys Sent 166 185 143
    Number of Surveys Returned 112 115 94
    Percent of Surveys Returned 67.50% 62.20% 65.70%
    Available for Employment 56 87 68
    Percent Available for Employment 86.20% 87.90% 88.30%
    Not in Labor Market 56 28 26
    Percent Not in Labor Market 86.20% 28.30% 33.80%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 51 84 63
    Percent of Graduates Employed 91.10% 96.60% 92.60%
    Employed in Related Occupation 31 52 39
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 60.80% 61.90% 61.90%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 20 32 24
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 39.20% 38.10% 38.10%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 5 3 5
    Percent Seeking Employment 8.90% 3.40% 7.40%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.5 3.5 3.7
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 65 97 76
    Very Satisfied 39 58 54
    Percent Very Satisfied 60.00% 59.80% 71.10%
    Satisfied 22 34 21
    Percent Satisfied 33.80% 35.10% 27.60%
    Unsatisfied 3 3 1
    Percent Unsatisfied 4.60% 3.10% 1.30%
    Very Unsatisfied 1 2 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 1.50% 2.10% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 112 115 94
    Preparation for Getting a Job 19 22 24
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 17.00% 19.10% 25.50%
    Career Change 10 15 10
    Percent Career Change 8.90% 13.00% 10.60%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 9 7 12
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 8.00% 6.10% 12.80%
    Preparation for Further Education 59 41 33
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 52.70% 35.70% 35.10%
    Personal Interest 15 30 15
    Percent Personal Interest 13.40% 26.10% 16.00%
    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 50 83 62
    Before Enrollment 18 35 28
    Percent Before Enrollment 36.00% 42.20% 45.20%
    While Attending the College 12 13 15
    Percent While Attending the College 24.00% 15.70% 24.20%
    After Training at the College 20 35 19
    Percent After Training at the College 40.00% 42.20% 30.60%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 51 84 63
    In College District 34 59 55
    Percent In College District 66.70% 70.20% 87.30%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 10 15 4
    Percent of In Wisconsin 19.60% 17.90% 6.30%
    Outside of Wisconsin 2 4 2
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 3.90% 4.80% 3.20%
    Employer Location Unknown 5 6 2
    Percent Location Unknown 9.80% 7.10% 3.20%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 12 21 16
    Average Monthly Wage $2,330 $2,037 $2,249
    Average Hourly Wage $13.55 $11.84 $13.07
    Average Work Hours per Week 45.8 46.3 46.8
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 11 21 17
    Average Hourly Wage $8.49 $7.42 $8.07
    Average Work Hours per Week 18.9 17 18.6
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 22 9
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 9 24
    Total Jobs 31 33
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    American Red Cross Phlebotomist
    Bell Ambulance Emergency Medical Technician Milwaukee
    Boston Scientific Supplier Quality Engineering Intern Maple Grove MN
    Brooklyn Village Fire & EMS Department Volunteer EMT-Basic Brooklyn
    City of Fitchburg Fire Dept Firefighter Fitchburg 2
    City of Madison Fire Dept Firefighter
    City of Sun Prairie Fire Dept Firefighter Sun Prairie
    Cross Plains Fire / EMS Emergency Medical Technician Cross Plains
    Curtis Universal Ambulance Service Emergency Medical Technician Milwaukee
    DeForest Area Fire & EMS Emergency Medical Technician DeForest 3
    District One EMS Emergency Medical Technician Mazomanie
    Divine Savior Healthcare Certified Nursing Assistant Portage
    Ho-Chunk EMS Emergency Medical Technician Baraboo
    Home Health United Emergency Medical Technician Prairie du Sac
    Lake Mills EMS Emergency Medical Technician Lake Mills
    Lodi Area EMS Services Emergency Medical Technician Lodi
    Madison Police Departments Training Center Teacher
    Madison Town Building Inspection Firefighter
    Maple Bluff EMS & Fire Emergency Medical Technician/Firefighter
    Maple Bluff EMS & Fire Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Intern
    Maple Bluff EMS & Fire Intern
    Maple Bluff Police Dept Record Administrator
    Marquette County EMS Emergency Medical Technician Montello
    Marshall Area EMS Emergency Medical Technician Marshall 4
    McFarland EMS Emergency Medical Technician McFarland
    Monona Fire Dept Firefighter/Emergency Medical Responder Monona
    Mount Horeb Fire Dept Intern Firefighter Mount Horeb
    Mount Horeb Fire Dept Intern Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Mount Horeb
    New Glarus EMS Emergency Medical Technician New Glarus
    Oregon Area Fire & EMS District Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Oregon 2
    Paratech Ambulance Services Inc Emergency Medical Technician Milwaukee 2
    Poynette / DeKorra Fire Dept Emergency Medical Technician Poynette
    Reedsburg Area Ambulance Service Emergency Medical Technician Reedsburg
    Ryan Brothers Ambulance Emergency Medical Technician
    Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics Educational Technician Prairie du Sac
    Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Dept Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Sun Prairie
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics ER Registration
    Verona Fire Dept Firefighter Verona 2
    Waunakee Area EMS Emergency Medical Technician Waunakee 2

    * - 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