Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced | Western Technical College

Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced

Technical Diploma

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Not Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall, Spring, Summer

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.

To view the Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced program’s required disclosure on professional licensure, please click here.

*Please note that the delivery method for courses may change as the COVID-19 situation proceeds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.

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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 2018-2019 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding9
Employed in Related Occupation8
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week42
Median Hourly Wage$18.05
Hourly Wage Range $14.42-$24.04
Median Annual Salary $40,826.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Emergency Medical Technician; Black River Falls Fire Department EMS Division, Black River Falls, WI
  • Advanced EMT; Arcadia Ambulance, Arcadia, WI
  • EMS Division Chief; Black River Falls Fire Department, Black River Falls, WI
  • ED Technician/AEMT; Gundersen Tri County, Whitehall, WI
  • Advance EMT-Firefighter; Black River Falls Fire Department, Black River Falls, WI

Career Opportunities

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

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Prepare for incident response and EMS operations
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care
  • Demonstrate AEMT skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Demonstrate professional behavior
  • Meet state competencies for AEMT certification

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

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 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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