Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic

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Program Number: 

315311

Credits: 

38.00
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Save lives as an EMT-Paramedic. Paramedics respond to emergencies and provide aid to victims of accidents or those experiencing a medical emergency such as cardiac arrest. Under direct medical control, these professionals render advanced aid by administering medication, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests such as EKGs, and intubating patients, in addition to performing the basic lifesaving measures of an EMT. The program offers a combination of classroom learning and field experiences.

Increased job opportunities will be available to you as a paramedic. In addition to ambulance services and fire departments, paramedics can find themselves working in industrial settings, in correctional facilities, and in hospital emergency rooms.

After successfully completing the program, you’re ready to take the National Registry Paramedic written and practical examination in order to be eligible for a license in Wisconsin. You may also choose to continue at Western to earn a Paramedic Technician associate's degree for increased earning potential.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic

This program will cost about $5,700* 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- Paramedic 2014-2015 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates6
Graduates Responding4
Employed in Related Occupation1
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education3
Not in Labor Market0

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Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Firefighter Paramedic; Eau Claire Fire Department, Eau Claire, WI

Career Opportunities

EMT - Paramedic
Firefighter/Paramedic
Critical Care Technician/Paramedic

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
  • Prepare for incident response and EMS operations.
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care.
  • Demonstrate paramedic skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters.
  • Communicate effectively with others.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Meet state and national competencies listed for paramedic certificate(s).

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements

Writing/English: 

ACT: 16
COMPASS: 56

Reading: 

ACT: 20
COMPASS: 87

Math/Pre-Algebra: 

ACT: 17
COMPASS: 43
Additional Requirements:

To enroll in the EMT – Paramedic 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), and complete American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification.  You can find links to these document below.  In addition, you must complete General Anatomy and Physiology and its prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better (or provide documentation of field experience) and hold a Wisconsin EMT-Basic License.  The last step for admission to the program will be to complete an Intent to Enroll form. Please see the details below.

  • EMT – Paramedic Essential Functions
  • EMT – Paramedic Background Check Form
  • EMT – Paramedic Immunization Form
  • American Heart Associate Provider CPR Certification
  • General Anatomy and Physiology Prerequisites (Only required if taking General A&P)
  • One year of High School or one term of Developmental or College Biology
  • One year of High School or one term of Developmental or College Chemistry
  • General Anatomy and Physiology (10806177)
  • Field Experience - The requirement for General Anatomy and Physiology and its prerequisites is waived if you can provide two (2) years of field (ambulance) experience (within the last five (5) consecutive years) AND a minimum of 250 patient contacts.
  • Contact the Welcome Center to make an appointment with a Health & Public Safety Enrollment Services Advisor to complete your Intent to Enroll form.

Gainful Employment

Accreditation

The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoA EMSP). Programs (CAAHEP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Additional Information

Our Health and Public Safety programs are required to report additional information to prospective students, including certification exams, licensure, program completion rates, etc. You can find this information in the documents below:

Program Contact

Debra Slaby
Program Chair, EMT Paramedic
608-789-4761
SlabyD@westerntc.edu

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- Paramedic

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