Summer EMT | Waukesha County Technical College

Summer EMT

Get the training you need to become a licensed EMT in this accelerated 10-week summer program. 

Emergency medical services providers are the first to respond to emergency calls. In this program, develop the skills and knowledge necessary to assess and manage all types of injuries and acute illnesses, while providing safe and rapid transport to a medical facility. Learn about airway management, bleeding and shock, emergency childbirth and automated defibrillation.

How Long It Will Take

Students can complete this program in 10 weeks.

Start Date

This program kicks off with a Program Information Session on Wednesday, May 29. Class begins Friday, May 31.

How This Program Is Offered
This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting for 20 hours per week. You will also attend two four-hour clinical rotations at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

What Makes This Program Unique

  • Upon program completion, students are prepared to take the National Registry examination to be licensed as an EMT-Basic in Wisconsin. This licensure is required before being eligible to register in subsequent EMS licensure programs.
  • 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.
  • A background in medical terminology is helpful for this program.

How To Start

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

  • Students must be at least 17 years old to take this class.
  • Priority registration is given to in-district Fire Department and EMS provider personnel and Fire Protection associate degree students.
  • Register for Summer EMT.
    • Prospective certificate students do not need to complete an application for admission to WCTC.

Important Dates

  • Program Expectation Session: Wednesday, May 29
  • Class Starts: Friday, May 31
  • Class Meets: Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. Week of July 4, class meets from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 3, and there is no class Friday, July 5.
  • Class Ends: Wednesday, August 7
  • NREMT Psychomotor Exam: Friday, August 9

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

$23,000 – $32,000 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)

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 Instructor

Ken Sternig