Paramedic Technician

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

105311

Credits: 

70.00
Financial Aid Available

Can you respond to life or death situations in a calm and controlled manner? As a paramedic technician, you’d be first on the scene to provide critical care to the ill or injured. You need to be able to work independently, make decisions quickly and, most of all, be trained to use advanced lifesaving techniques in emergency situations. Through classroom instruction and valuable field experience, this associate's degree program will provide you with the skills you need to work for ambulance services, fire departments, police departments, or hospitals.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Paramedic Technician

This program will cost about $10,500* 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

Paramedic Technician 2015-2016 Graduation Employment Stats

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Graduates Responding1
Employed in Related Occupation1
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market0

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Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Paramedic; Gundersen Health System, Onalaska, WI

Career Opportunities

Paramedic
EMT-Paramedic
Firefighter/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 certification(s).

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, 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 exemptions here.

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

Additional Requirements:

To enroll in the Paramedic Technician 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 and hold a Wisconsin EMT-Basic or Advanced License.  The last step for admission to the program will be to complete an Intent to Enroll form. Please see the details below.

Accreditation

The Paramedic Technician 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, Paramedic Technician
SlabyD@westerntc.edu
608-789-4761

Transfer Agreements

University of WI - Oshkosh

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.

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