Advanced EMT Certificate - Learn More

Advanced EMT Certificate


Credits Required for Graduation: 4.00

Learn More About This Program

EMT - Intermediate Technician

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician program prepares the student with the knowledge and skills to work competently as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. The program consists of classroom lectures, practical skills lab, and laboratory simulations. You will learn how to:

  • Integrate clinical decision making in forming a field impression of a patient. Apply the principals of pharmacology pertinent to developing a drug profile for approved medications.
  • Formulate management plans for various medical and trauma emergencies.
  • Incorporate medication administration into the patient's management plan.
  • Administer intravenous fluid therapy.

Program Chair

Deb Slaby


Shari Jacobson

Phil Rach

Summer Contact

Paula Berg

Enrollment Services


Web related links

Professional Organizations

  • Wisconsin EMS Association
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be required to travel?

Clinical and Field experiences are scheduled for a minimum of number of hours. Successful completion however, is not based on a minimum or maximum number of hours. The clinical and field requirements are competency based.

What happens after I graduate?

Upon graduation, the student will become eligible to take the state of WI written and practical examination. Upon successful completion of this exam the student will then need to apply for state licensure. There is an additional cost for this exam and Western hosts this exam in La Crosse for graduates of the program.

Essential Functions

Essential functions have been identified for each program. These essential functions specify the physical, environmental, and cognitive/mental requirements that students may be expected to perform to complete the program. To obtain a detailed list of these functions, or inquire about accommodations for a documented disability, please contact Instructional Support Services at 608.785.9875. Students applying for admission to a program will be mailed a copy of the program's essential functions.

For More Information

For more information, or to apply for admission, contact Western at (608) 785-9553, or visit us online at You may also obtain an application for admission from the Welcome Center on the La Crosse campus.