Technical Diploma

Why choose EMT-Paramedic?

  • Paramedic 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 preliminary treatment and transport patients to a medical facility for further treatment if necessary.
  • Complete 1,150 hours of coursework that adheres to all national and state guidelines, and be eligible to participate in the National Registry examination required for Wisconsin state licensure.
  • Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? For transfer opportunities, visit mstc.edu/transfer.
  • Gain confidence with your new skills in our state-of-the art Healthcare Simulation Center.
When you hear sirens wailing and see an ambulance drive by, there’s a good chance someone’s life is on the line. Paramedic teams are the heroes who are first on the scene and most qualified to make a life-or-death difference for the critically ill or injured.

Program Locations

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

What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s EMT-Paramedic program provides the knowledge and skills needed to work competently as an entry-level paramedic. Students enter a joint core course cohort with Paramedic Technician degree students. Graduates earn a technical diploma upon successful completion of this program.

This program consists of classroom lectures, practical skills lab, laboratory simulations, and hospital and pre-hospital clinical experiences. 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 EMT-Paramedic 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: $6,547.10
  • Books: $551.20
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $765.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $7,863.30

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
  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: 2
  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
  10531956 Paramedic Cardiology 2 2
  10531957 Paramedic Field Experience 3
  10531958 Paramedic Field Leadership 1
  10531960 Paramedic Clinical/Field Prep 1
  Term Total   19 Credits
  Program Total   38 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 Technician
  • EMS Provider
  • Firefighter/Paramedic
  • First Responder
  • Emergency/Urgent Care Technician


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

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775 • 727.210.2350 • www.caahep.org

Accreditation Outcomes

Student Outcomes Data

Student Outcomes Measure
Mid-State Outcome

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Threshold
Program Retention
National Registry Exam Pass Rate
Positive Job Placement
Additional Resources

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“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.

TransferDual CreditCredit for Prior Learning

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