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Madison WI 53704

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Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Paramedic

Embedded Technical Diploma

Program number: 315313

Overview

The Paramedic Technical Diploma from Madison College provides the educational background and training for careers working 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 provides you with the opportunity to secure work (“job out”) and begin career employment serving local communities, hospitals, and other institutions or industries requiring the skills of paramedic, while continuing your education later to complete the Paramedic Associate Degree for career advancement.

Program Details

Students in the Paramedic program can attend full time.

This program spans one year, including fall, spring and summer semesters.

This program has a state-mandated hours requirement. Classes are typically held three days of the week and 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.

Paramedic classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

This program is not offered online.


Admission

To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

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.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.

Orientation is mandatory.

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2015-2016 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

First Semester
Second Semester
Outcomes

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.
Careers

Earning your one-year technical diploma in the Paramedic program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you to participate in 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

Emergency Medical Service Jobs

Accreditation

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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