Paramedic Technician (Degree)
60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Code 10-531-1
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.
This program is for those who have already completed paramedic technical/core courses. For core paramedic courses and earning your National Registry/State License, please access the Paramedic Technician Technical Diploma program.
How Long It Will Take
Students in the program have already completed core courses. General Studies courses can be completed in one year if taking 15 credits per semester.
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. Students also attend clinical/field rotations. Daytime and evening/weekend offerings available.
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.
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
If you have already obtained your EMS license and are looking to earn your associate degree:
- 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.
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2020 Start
- Submit application by August 3, 2020
- Complete checklist items by August 10, 2020
Spring 2021 Start
- Submit application by January 5, 2021
- Complete checklist items by January 11, 2021
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
Financial Aid Eligibility
As a program student, you are eligible to receive:
- Financial aid loans
- Other forms of assistance
Learn more about financial aid.
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.
$34,000 – $43,000 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.
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
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- Flight Medic
- Paramedic Officer