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, WI 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 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $11,133.95
  • Books: $1,550.60
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $765.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $13,449.55

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid

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



Ryan earned his associate degree from the Paramedic Technician program at Mid-State Technical College, his BA in fire and emergency response management from UW–Oshkosh, and his master’s in disaster and emergency response 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. Ryan is also a National Registry Examiner for EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic Exams and has worked on many state-level educational projects, such as the Standards and Procedures Manual update, the latest curriculum rewrite, and the development of the new EMT certification testing.

“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.”


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


High school students are eligible to enroll in this program; however, some courses have age requirements. Speak to a Mid-State advisor for more information. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track

Accreditation Information

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

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Accreditation Outcomes

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National Registry Exam Pass Rate
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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

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