Advanced EMT | Waukesha County Technical College

Advanced EMT

4-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code 30-531-6

Emergency medical technicians perform certain medical procedures, provide ambulance transportation and administer pre-hospital care in preparation for getting patients to an emergency department. In this program, participate in advanced-level clinical experiences, and gain skills in IV access and fluid therapy as well as administration of aspirin, 50 percent dextrose, Narcan, Atrovent, epinephrine, glucagon and nitroglycerin.

EMT students must pass a criminal background check and meet several health requirements (including specific immunizations). Failure to meet these requirements will preclude students from successfully completing this program.

How Long It Will Take

Full-time students can complete this program in one semester.

Start Date

You can begin this program in the fall or spring semester.

How This Program Is Offered
This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting.

What Makes This Program Unique

  • Upon completing Advanced EMT, students are prepared to take the National Registry Certification exam and earn the Wisconsin EMT-Intermediate Technician (AEMT) license.
  • Students participate in clinical rotations at local area hospitals.
  • Students are required to attend a mandatory program expectation session.

Courses You'll Take

For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.

Credit for Prior Learning

You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.

How To Start

Program admissions and course registrations for all EMS programs are handled directly through the Fire and EMS Training department.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • A current State of Wisconsin Basic-EMT license (or higher) is required for participation in this program.
  • Priority registration is given to in-district Fire Department and EMS provider personnel.
  • Register for upcoming sessions.
    • Prospective certificate students do not need to complete an application for admission to WCTC.

Important Dates

  • Registration for the fall semester begins June 1.
  • Registration for the spring semester begins November 1.
  • In-district fire departments can register their students two weeks prior to the dates listed above.
  • Advanced EMT is not offered during the summer semester.

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program does not qualify for financial aid.

Questions? Contact your academic advisor.


The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.

Learn more about tuition and fees.

Career Salaries

$26,000 – $30,000 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.

Potential Careers

If you have a positive attitude, a desire to help others and can act quickly during stressful situations, a career in emergency medicine may be for you. EMTs must have good social skills, and act with empathy and humility. Solid communication and leadership skills are crucial, as EMTs need to assess and manage different situations.

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Transfer Options

Whether you're a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.

High School Dual Credits

Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.

Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Transfer Tips

  • Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
  • Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
  • If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.


Other Educational Opportunities

Learning is an ongoing process. That’s why we offer professional development classes and seminars, designed to build upon your knowledge and experiences. They’re also a great way to fulfill industry requirements.

Explore Fire and EMS Training Courses.

Program Instructors

Michelle Bourget, BA | 262.691.5589