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Paramedic Technician (Degree)

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Degree Type
60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

Time to Degree
2 years

Start Date
August / January

How You'll Learn

  • Hybrid

Paramedics provide advanced-level care during medical emergencies. Their quick response and competent care may mean the difference between life and death for those who are injured, wounded or sick. In the degree program, learn to manage emergency patient care and treatment by performing comprehensive patient assessments, provide advanced cardiac life support, administer medications and perform interventions.

Before You Apply

Steps to Complete the Paramedic Technician Degree Program

Before You Apply

Apply to the Program

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of your current (non-expired) State EMS license or NREMT certification by email to the Admissions Office.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your reading, writing and math skills:
    • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
    • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
    • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
    • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an enrollment counselor.

After Your Application is Accepted

Have transfer credit? Check out Credit for Prior Learning.

Prior to Beginning Core Courses

  • Attend a mandatory Program Expectation Session.
  • Complete clinical requirements using Viewpoint Screening.

After successfully completing these steps and being awarded a seat through the petitioning process, you can begin your Paramedic core courses.

After Completing Core Courses

Take the Paramedic National Registry Certification Exam. Skills testing can be completed at WCTC or any testing site. The written exam must be taken at a certified testing center.

After the Paramedic National Registry Exam

Apply for the Paramedic State License.

Program Details

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Contact Us

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Potential Careers

If you have top-notch critical thinking and problem-solving skills, are physically/mentally fit, and can remain calm in stressful situations, paramedic work may be for you. Those in this field encounter different situations each time they respond to a call. They must be great listeners, as emergencies require communication between patient and responders.

  • Paramedic Technician
  • Emergency Department Technician
  • Flight Medic
  • Paramedic Officer
High School Eligibility

You must complete the Emergency Medical Technician program in order to apply to this program.

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Career Salaries

$31,000 – $47,200 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

Financial Aid

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique

  1. For those already licensed in the State of Wisconsin as an EMT, paramedic is recognized as the highest level of EMS licensure available within the state.
  2. Students completing the Paramedic Technician associate degree may be eligible for the Paramedic to RN Bridge program.


The Paramedic Technician program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Accreditation Outcomes

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