EMT-Paramedic

Technical Diploma
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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 180 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.
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, Wisconsin 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.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2018/2019 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $5,761.58
  • Books: $633.00
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $646.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $7,040.58

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.

Term: 1
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
10531917 Paramedic Clinical/Field 1 3.00
10531918 Advanced Resuscitation 1.00
10531915 Paramedic Respiratory Management 2.00
(20 Credits)
Term: 2
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
10531956 Paramedic Cardiology 2 2.00
10531957 Paramedic Field Experience 3.00
10531958 Paramedic Field Leadership 1.00
(18 Credits)
(38 Credits)

Instructors

RYAN HUSER, AD, BA

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.”

Careers

  • Emergency Department Technician
  • EMS Provider
  • Firefighter/Paramedic
  • First Responder
  • Urgent Care Technician
Accreditation Information

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

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33763 • 727.218.2350
www.caahep.org

Accreditation Outcomes

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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Functional Abilities

"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.”

JESS BUCHHOLZ
MID-STATE ‘14
BARABOO, WI

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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