Emergency Medical Technician

Technical Diploma

Why choose Emergency Medical Technician?

  • EMTs are crucial members of first-response teams who administer life-saving care to the critically ill and injured.
  • Learn all aspects of emergency medical care, both medical and trauma situations, sanctioned by the Wisconsin Division of Health, at the basic level.
  • Get the hands-on practice needed to gain confidence in your skills for life-threatening situations.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to respond to an emergency scene or administer life-saving care to a critically ill or injured person on the way to a treatment facility? This is the exciting world of emergency medical services, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are crucial members of these first-response teams.

Program Locations

Marshfield Campus
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

What You'll Learn

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program at Mid-State prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to work as an entry-level EMT.

This hands-on 180-hour program consists of classroom lectures, practical skill labs, laboratory simulations, and pre-hospital clinical experiences. Successfully completing the program qualifies you to take the National Registry of EMT’s certification exam required to apply for state licensure. Graduates of the Emergency Medical Technician technical diploma may advance into either the EMT-Paramedic program or Paramedic Technician program.

Mid-State's Emergency Medical Technician program prepares students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examination, or licensure for other states.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $923.25
  • Books: $195.00
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $661.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $1,779.25

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is NOT eligible for Financial Aid. Explore other ways to help pay for college.

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10531940 EMT Foundations 3
  Term Total   3 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10531941 EMT Applications 2
  Term Total   2 Credits
  Program Total   5 Credits



Alyssa holds paramedic technician and fire protection technician associate degrees from Mid-State Technical College. She is also pursuing a BAS in leadership and organizational studies from UW–Oshkosh. She is a registered paramedic with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and a Wisconsin state licensed paramedic with critical care endorsement. Prior to teaching for Mid-State, Alyssa worked as a part-time EMT and full-time paramedic. She continues to work part-time as a paramedic.

“Being an EMS instructor is very gratifying. It means so much to share my passion and to watch students acquire new skills and knowledge as they become professionals who will go out and help within our communities. It is one career that keeps giving back.”


  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Ambulance Services
  • Dispatcher
  • First Responder
  • Hospital/Emergency Department
  • Industry Safety Department
  • Urgent Care



High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

Accreditation Information

2017 Student Outcomes Data

Student Outcomes Mid-state Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Threshold
National Registry Pass Rate 92% 70%
Program Retention 92% 70%
Positive Job Placement 100% 70%
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"Mid-State’s EMS programs foster holistic education by introducing students to current professional guidelines, patient-centered goals, and knowledge of how to implement our education locally and nationally.”


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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Emergency Medical Technician Program Pathway