FAX: (608) 616-1590
FAX: (608) 616-1590
Protective Services Education Building 100
1701 Pearson Street
Madison WI 53704
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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:
Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.
All courses for this program are offered only in person.
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
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
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.
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:
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:
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:
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|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%|
|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%|
|Percent Seeking Employment||3.40%||7.40%||6.80%|
|Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)||3.5||3.7||3.7|
|Number of Satisfaction Responses||97||76||70|
|Percent Very Satisfied||59.80%||71.10%||72.90%|
|Percent Very Unsatisfied||2.10%||0.00%||0.00%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Percent Personal Interest||26.10%||16.00%||15.00%|
|Number of When Employment Obtained Responses||83||62||53|
|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%|
|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%|
|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|
|Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs*||Madison||Non-Madison|
|Number of Full Time Positions Open||34||15|
|Number of Part Time Positions Open||14||15|
|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|
|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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