Associate Degree in Applied Science
The Paramedic Technician degree 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 may lead to opportunities to serve as EMS managers and instructors.
The embedded technical diploma gives you the opportunity to secure work (“job out”) and begin your career serving local communities, hospitals, and other institutions or industries that require the skills of paramedic. You may choose later to complete your associate degree.
Paramedic Technician is on a career pathway that includes this associate degree, a technical diploma and other opportunities for advanced learning. All will prepare you for a good job. The associate degree allows you to transfer to another college to earn your bachelor’s degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.
Full-time cohort meet 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 2020 Part-time cohort meet Tuesday/Thursday 6 – 10 p.m. and 22 Saturday labs 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. plus clinical hours. This part time format takes 18 months to complete.
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.
Due to the nature of the schedule, some portions 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
Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.
All courses for this program are offered only in person.
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.
- Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
- Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Next Steps after Program Acceptance.
Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
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
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After completing the two-year Paramedic degree 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-Paramedic.
- 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-Paramedic certification exam.
Earning your associate degree 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
- EKG Technician
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Home Health Aide
- Medical Assistant
- Registered Nurse
- Respiratory Therapist
- Physician’s Assistant
- Community Paramedic
Emergency Medical Service Jobs
Estimated Program Cost
# of Credits for Completion60Tuition$8382.40Materials/Supplemental Costs$1227.34Other Costs$400.00Total Estimated Program Costs:
(book costs not included)$10009.74
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2017 2018 Number of Program Graduates 2 2 Number of Surveys Sent 2 2 Number of Surveys Returned 1 1 Percent of Surveys Returned 50.00% 50.00% Available for Employment 1 1 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% Not in Labor Market 0 0 Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% Available for Employment
2017 2018 Graduates Employed 1 1 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 1 1 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00% 100.00% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 0 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00% 0.00% Employed - No Response 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 0 0 Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2017 2018 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3 3 0 Number of Satisfaction Responses 1 1 Very Satisfied 0 0 Percent Very Satisfied 0.00% 0.00% Satisfied 1 1 Percent Satisfied 100.00% 100.00% Unsatisfied 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% Very Unsatisfied 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2017 2018 Number of Primary Reason Responses 1 1 Preparation for Getting a Job 1 0 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 100.00% 0.00% Career Change 0 0 Percent Career Change 0.00% 0.00% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 1 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 100.00% Preparation for Further Education 0 0 Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 0.00% Personal Interest 0 0 Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% Other 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2017 2018 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 1 1 Before Enrollment 0 0 Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 0.00% While Attending the College 1 0 Percent While Attending the College 100.00% 0.00% After Training at the College 0 1 Percent After Training at the College 0.00% 100.00% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2017 2018 Number of Employment Location Responses 1 1 In College District 1 1 Percent In College District 100.00% 100.00% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2017 2018 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 1 0 Average Monthly Wage $2,236 Average Hourly Wage $13.00 Average Work Hours per Week 48 56 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count Average Hourly Wage Average Work Hours per Week
Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018 Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison Number of Full Time Positions Open Number of Part Time Positions Open Total Jobs Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018 Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions Dells-Delton EMS Paramedic Lake Delton
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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.