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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 315313

Credits: 38

Area of Study: Health Sciences

Delivery Method:
100% In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $5,358.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

The Paramedic technical diploma from Madison College provides the educational background and training for careers in emergency medical services, hospitals, private ambulance services and community para-medicine. Occupational experience and continuing education provide the paramedic with opportunities to serve as EMS managers and instructors.

The embedded technical diploma gives you the opportunity to secure employment (“job out”) and to begin serving local communities, hospitals, and other institutions or industries which require the skills of a paramedic. You can do this while continuing your education later in the Paramedic associate degree program.

Program Details

Students in the Paramedic program may attend full or part time.

Full-time cohort meets Tuesday/Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with lab on Monday or Friday plus clinical hours. This program spans one year, including fall, spring and summer semesters. Students in this cohort attend full time.


Fall 2021 part-time cohort meets Monday/Wednesday 6 – 10 p.m., with 24 Saturday labs 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., plus clinical hours. This part-time format takes 18 months to complete. Remote course attendance is available for parts of this class.


Academy cohort meets Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This program spans two semesters. Students in this cohort attend full time. Space in this program is limited and instructor consent is 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.

Clinical/field time is scheduled outside of the classroom sessions, and includes nights and weekends. Due to the nature of the schedule, some of this program may not be eligible for financial aid or veterans’ benefits.

Travel to fieldwork sites is necessary and is your responsibility.

Paramedic classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you're admitted into your program, complete the Next Steps after Program Acceptance to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


After completing the one-year Paramedic 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-Paramedic.
  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-Paramedic certification exam.

Earning your one-year technical diploma in the Paramedic program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for the National Registry of EMT's Paramedic level Practical and Written exams. 

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

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

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates133464
    Number of Surveys Sent133464
    Number of Surveys Returned121631
    Percent of Surveys Returned92.3%47.1%48.4%
    Available for Employment81130
    Percent Available for Employment100.0%100.0%96.8%
    Not in Labor Market451
    Percent Not in Labor Market50.0%45.5%3.2%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed81130
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%100.0%100.0%
    Employed in Related Occupation81130
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.0%100.0%100.0%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation000
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Seeking Employment000
    Percent Seeking Employment0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
    Number of Satisfaction Responses81131
    Very Satisfied (4)4519
    Percent Very Satisfied50.0%45.5%61.3%
    Satisfied (3)4611
    Percent Satisfied50.0%54.5%35.5%
    Unsatisfied (2)001
    Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%3.2%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses121630
    Preparation for Getting a Job458
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job33.3%31.3%26.7%
    Career Change023
    Percent Career Change0.0%12.5%10.0%
    Improvement of Existing Skills3315
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills25.0%18.8%50.0%
    Preparation for Further Education564
    Percent Preparation for Further Education41.7%37.5%13.3%
    Personal Interest000
    Percent Personal Interest0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses81130
    Before Enrollment5519
    Percent Before Enrollment62.5%45.5%63.3%
    While Attending the College134
    Percent While Attending the College12.5%27.3%13.3%
    After Training at the College237
    Percent After Training at the College25.0%27.3%23.3%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses81130
    In College District6818
    Percent In College District75.0%72.7%60.0%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District1210
    Percent of In Wisconsin12.5%18.2%33.3%
    Outside of Wisconsin111
    Percent Outside Wisconsin12.5%9.1%3.3%
    Employer Location Unknown001
    Percent Location Unknown0.0%0.0%3.3%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201820192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count8924
    Average Monthly Wage$2,773$3,159$3,495
    Average Hourly Wage$16.12$18.37$20.32
    Average Work Hours per Week52.955.948.0
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count2
    Average Hourly Wage$18.50
    Average Work Hours per Week21.0
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Allina Health EMS Paramedic Saint Paul MN
    Green County EMS Paramedic Monroe
    Marshall EMS Firefighter/AEMT Marshall
    Mauston Area Ambulance Paramedic Mauston
    Monona Fire Dept Firefighter/Paramedic Monona
    Reedsburg Area Ambulance Service Critical Care Paramedic Reedsburg
    Ryan Bros Ambulance Paramedic 2
    Sun Prairie Health Care Center Paramedic Sun Prairie
    Town of Madison Fire Dept Paramedic

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The Madison College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Accreditation data is updated after each cohort graduates.


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