Paramedic Technician

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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Why choose Paramedic Technician?

  • When a life is on the line, be the first on the scene and the most qualified to lead and make a critical difference.
  • Get the training needed to provide preliminary treatment and transport the patient to a medical facility for further treatment if necessary.
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  • Gain confidence with your new skills in our state-of-the art Healthcare Simulation Center.
When someone’s life is on the line, paramedic teams are often the first on the scene. Paramedic technicians are the most qualified to lead these teams and make a critical difference for the gravely ill or injured.

Program Locations

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

What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s Paramedic Technician program prepares students with the knowledge and skills to work competently as an entry-level paramedic. In this associate degree program, students will complete two semesters of general studies as well as two semesters of core paramedic courses in a joint cohort with students in the EMT-Paramedic program.

You will learn prehospital skills in the classroom, skills laboratory, hospital, and prehospital settings. Upon successful completion, you will earn certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Prehospital Trauma Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician written and practical examinations.

Mid-State’s Paramedic 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 2021/2022 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $10,469.36
  • Books: $1,632.00
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $765.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $12,866.36

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.

Term: 1
Catalog# Title Credits
10531940 EMT Foundations 3.00
10801136 English Composition I 3.00
10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology 4.00
  • Intro to Sociology 3.00
  • Intro to American Government 3.00
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
-or- 10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
-or- 10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 2
Catalog# Title Credits
  • Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
  • Technical Reporting 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
-or- 10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
-or- 10801197 Technical Reporting 3.00
  • General Chemistry 4.00
10806179 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology 4.00
-or- 10806134 General Chemistry 4.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
10531941 EMT Applications 2.00
(12 Credits)
Term: 3
Catalog# Title Credits
10531911 EMS Fundamental 2.00
10531912 Paramedic Medical Principles 4.00
10531913 Patient Assessment Principles 3.00
10531914 Prehospital Pharmacology 3.00
10531955 Paramedic Cardiology 1 2.00
10531959 Paramedic Clinical 2.00
10531918 Advanced Resuscitation 1.00
10531915 Paramedic Respiratory Management 2.00
(19 Credits)
Term: 4
Catalog# Title Credits
10531919 Paramedic Medical Emergencies 4.00
10531920 Paramedic Trauma 3.00
10531921 Special Patient Populations 3.00
10531922 EMS Operations 1.00
10531923 Paramedic Capstone 1.00
10531957 Paramedic Field Experience 3.00
10531956 Paramedic Cardiology 2 2.00
10531958 Paramedic Field Leadership 1.00
10531960 Paramedic Clinical/Field Prep 1.00
(19 Credits)
(66 Credits)



Ryan earned his associate degree from the Paramedic Technician program at Mid-State Technical College and his BA in fire and emergency response management from UW–Oshkosh. He is currently pursuing his MA in emergency and disaster management from American Public University. He is a national registered paramedic with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and is a state licensed paramedic with critical care endorsement.

“My eyes have seen more and my hands have done more than most people can imagine, and this experience stays with me in the classroom to train better paramedics than generations past.”


  • Emergency Department Technician
  • Paramedic
  • Ambulance Services
  • Dispatch Centers
  • First Responder Units
  • Hospitals/Emergency Departments
  • Industry Safety Departments
  • Rescue Squads
  • Urgent Care Facilities
Accreditation Information

The Paramedic Technician program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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Accreditation Outcomes

2018 Student Outcomes Data

Student Outcomes Mid-State Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Threshold
National Registry Pass Rate 91.7% 70%
Program Retention 85.7% 70%
Positive Job Placement 91.7% 70%


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"The preparation I received at Mid-State was right on target. I was able to transition into full-time employment as a paramedic without any difficulty.”


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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