Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced | Western Technical College

Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced

Technical Diploma

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Not Financial Aid Eligible

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

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact Enrollment Services or call 608-785-9553 for more information.

Career Opportunities

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

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • 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 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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