Paramedic TechnicianAssociate in Applied Science (AAS)
Seeking a job in a rapidly growing industry? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 33% increase in the number of paramedic technician jobs by 2020. If you have great people skills, react quickly, and have the ability to work under stressful situations, you may find a career as a paramedic very rewarding!
The 1150-hour Paramedic Technician program consists of lectures, practical skills lab, laboratory simulations, and hospital and pre-hospital clinical experiences that prepare you with the knowledge and skills to work competently as an entry-level paramedic. You will receive classroom instruction and hands-on learning from experienced faculty. Technical skills are refined in a controlled lab setting through real-life scenarios using a state-of-the-art human patient simulator.
Current Wisconsin licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician or higher is required prior to beginning Paramedic core courses. MSTC’s Paramedic Technician program offers additional certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Trauma Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Coursework is based on the U.S. Department of Transportation Administration/Wisconsin Bureau of Local Health Support and EMS curriculum.
The career outlook for emergency medical technicians and paramedics is excellent.
The Paramedic Technician program is offered at Wisconsin Rapids Campus. Students who successfully complete the Paramedic Technician program are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician written and practical examination.