Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced


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If you are already certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), this course provides additional training that allows you to provide even more lifesaving care. Advanced patient assessment, communication, and beginning advanced life support interventions are among the topics covered.

Courses in this certificate program can be applied to Western's EMT-Paramedic technical diploma and Paramedic Technician associate's degree if you choose to continue your education.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced

This program will cost about $700* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced 2014-2015 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding9
Employed in Related Occupation4
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education5
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week53
Median Hourly Wage$11.75
Hourly Wage Range$9.50 - $14.00
Median Annual Salary$30,862.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • EMT; Camp Douglas Rescue, Camp Douglas, WI
  • EMT; Camp Douglas Rescue, Camp Douglas, WI
  • EMT; Gundersen Health System, Onalaska, WI
  • EMT; Mauston Area Ambulance, Mauston, WI

Career Opportunities

EMT - Advanced
Emergency Medical Technician
EMT - Ambulance Service
Telecommunicator 911 Dispatch

Program Outcomes

  • Integrate clinical decision making in forming a field impression of a patient.
  • Apply the principles of pharmacology pertinent to developing a drug profile for approved medications.
  • Successfully start an IV on a patient.
  • Formulate a management plan for various emergencies.
  • Incorporate medication administration with patient management plans.

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements


ACT: 16


ACT: 18


ACT: 16
Additional Requirements:

To enroll in the Advanced EMT Certificate program, first apply for admission to the College, then read the program’s Essential Functions, complete a background check, provide proof of immunization (including a TB Test), read and return a signed copy of the supplemental information document, and complete American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider CPR certification.  You can find links to these document below.  In addition, you must complete an authorization for payment form and hold a Wisconsin EMT-Basic License. Please see the details below.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced

Career Pathways

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