Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Technical Diploma
EMS helping a patient.

Why choose Advanced Emergency Medical Technician?

  • EMS teams are the heroes first on the scene and most qualified to make a life-or-death difference for the critically ill or injured.
  • Learn the skills needed to provide advanced preliminary treatment and transport patients to a medical facility for further treatment if necessary.
  • Qualify to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ certification exam required to apply for state licensure.
In an emergency situation, EMS teams are frequently called on to perform preliminary life-saving care. Teams with an advanced EMT provide an important bridge between EMT and paramedic skills and increase the likelihood that critically ill or injured patients will receive the rapid on-scene treatment needed to augment prehospital emergency care.

Program Locations

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

What You'll Learn

Designed for those who possess a valid Wisconsin EMT license, the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) program at Mid-State prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to work as an entry-level AEMT, with an understanding of the basic and advanced use of equipment found on an ambulance and ability to care for critical and emergent patients.

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

Mid-State’s Advanced 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.


  • Meet state competencies for AEMT certification.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Communicate effectively with others.
  • Demonstrate AEMT skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters.
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care.
  • Prepare for incident response and EMS operations.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2024/25 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $844.88
  • Books: $199.32
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $749.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $1,793.20

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: 4
  Catalog# Title Credits
  30531318 Advanced EMT 4
  Term Total   4 Credits
  Program Total   4 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.”


  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency Department Technician
  • Urgent Care Technician


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

"The education and hands-on training I received from Mid-State thoroughly prepared me for my career. I found it easy to transition from a student to a successful full-time paramedic."


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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Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program Pathway