Fire Medic student.

Fire Medic

70-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Firefighters are tasked with the responsibility of protecting life, property and equipment through fire suppression, hazardous materials mitigation and emergency medical services. In the Fire Medic program, acquire training in the paramedic discipline and build a solid foundation for safe and effective firefighting. Develop skills in emergency medical response at the paramedic technician level; learn about fire behavior, firefighter safety and survival; and develop critical thinking skills for effective emergency response.

  • A State of Wisconsin EMT-Basic, or higher, license is required for participation in this program. Students must also have obtained their Wisconsin State Firefighter I Certification to enroll in the Fire Medic program.
  • Prepare for jobs such as firefighter, EMT-Paramedic or emergency room technician (ER tech).
  • Graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic written and practical examinations in order to be licensed as an EMT-P in Wisconsin.
  • The fire courses in this program are recognized by the National Fire Academy Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) program, and students will received a certificate from the National Fire Academy for their coursework at the completion of each course.

Program Code 10-531-2

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 531-911 EMS Fundamentals2  
 531-912 Paramedic Medical Principles4  
 531-913 Patient Assessment Principles3  
 531-914 Prehospital Pharmacology3  
 531-915 Paramedic Respiratory Mgmt.2  
 531-916 Paramedic Cardiology4  
 531-917 Paramedic Clinical/Field 13  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 531-918 Advanced Resuscitation1  
 531-919 Paramedic Medical Emergencies4  
 531-920 Paramedic Trauma3  
 531-921 Special Patient Populations3  
 531-922 EMS Operations1  
 531-923 Paramedic Capstone1  
 531-924 Paramedic Clinical/Field 24  
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 503-143 Building Construction3  
 503-192 Principles Emer Svcs Sfty Surv3  
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 804-107 College Mathematics3+ 
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 503-195 Fire Behavior and Combustion3  
 806-178 Life Science Chemistry5  
 809-103 Think Critically & Creatively3  
 809-197 Contemporary Amer Society3  
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

There are currently no college credit agreements for Fire Medic. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.