Paramedic Technician (Degree)

Paramedic Technician (Degree)

Degree Type

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code


Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn

On Campus



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.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2022 Start

  • Submit application by August 1, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by August 8, 2022

Spring 2022 Start

  • Submit application by January 3, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by January 10, 2022

Summer 2022 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

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. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • iPad (128GB)
  • External keyboard and durable case (recommended)
  • FISDAP license key: $50
  • EMSTESTING Access: $50
  • Platinum Planner software: $85
  • Paramedic Kit: $40
  • EMS smock: $25
  • Immunizations/health requirements: up to $500
  • Drug screen: $50
  • Uniform: up to $200
  • Stethoscope: $50
  • Testing fee (NREMT certification): $400

View the full cost and supply list.

Before You Apply


Before You Apply


Apply for the Program

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit official high school transcript.
  • Complete placement assessment.
  • Submit a copy of your current (non-expired) State EMS license or NREMT certification by email to the Admissions Office.

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


After Your Application is Accepted

Have transfer credit? Check out Credit for Prior Learning.


Prior to Beginning Core Courses

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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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

$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.

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?


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.


Students completing the Paramedic Technician associate degree may be eligible for the Paramedic to RN Bridge program.

Paramedic Technician (Degree)


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).

It was the first Paramedic Technician program accredited in the state.

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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.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Southern Illinois University CarbondaleBS in Fire Service Managementup to 69
UW-OshkoshBAS Emergency Fire Response Management (online)credits vary, 100% online
College Program Name Credit Awards
Franklin UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Grand Canyon UniversityAny Bachelors10% tuition discount
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
MSOEBBA Technical SalesJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
Purdue GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiescredits vary, 100% online
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
UW-WhitewaterBA Arts and Sciences60+
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70


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