EMS Leadership and Management
18-credit Technical Diploma
Program Code 30-531-9
Designed for experienced Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals and built upon the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) core curriculum, WCTC’s online-only EMS Leadership and Management program provides the knowledge and skills to those interested in functioning as a leader-manager within a fire-based or stand-alone EMS service.
How Long It Will Take
Depending on course load, full-time students could complete this program in one year.
You can begin this program at any point during the year.
- January-February: EMS Legal and Political Aspects
- March-April: EMS Service Management
- May-June: EMS Safety and Risk Management
- July-August: EMS Quality Management and Research
- September-October: EMS Community Risk Reduction
- November-December: EMS Systems Foundations
How This Program Is Offered
Courses in this online-only program are taught in an accelerated format in eight-week blocks.
What Makes This Program Unique
- Courses are taught by experienced EMS professionals who are experts in their field.
- Each class features relevant coursework that can immediately be applied to the EMS agency or fire department.
- Those interested in enrolling in this program must possess a State EMS license or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification (at any level) prior to applying.
- This program can be completed online.
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.
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 Apply
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2019 Start
- Submit application by August 5, 2019
- Complete checklist items by August 12, 2019
Spring 2020 Start
- Submit application by January 6, 2020
- Complete checklist items by January 13, 2020
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
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.
$42,000 and up 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.
If you are a seasoned EMS provider looking to take your career to the next level, this program may be right for you. Those in leadership roles within fire and EMS agencies must have a collaborative mindset, be able to motivate staff, communicate effectively, delegate to others, and be strategic and critical thinkers.
- EMS Officer
- EMS Service Director
- Training Officer
- EMS Quality Assurance Manager