Paramedic Technician (Degree) | Waukesha County Technical College

Paramedic Technician (Degree)

66-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.

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. 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.

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.

WCTC Instructors

How To Apply

If you have already completed paramedic core courses and are looking to earn your associate degree:

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit evidence of completion from a Paramedic program by fax to 262.691.5123 or email to the Admissions Office. Include one of the following:
    • Copy of Current Wisconsin Paramedic or Critical Care Paramedic license
    • Copy of Current National Registry Paramedic Certification
    • Official transcripts documenting completion of a Paramedic Program

  • Submit official high school transcript.
  • Complete placement assessment.

Still have questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

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

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

Cost

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

$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.

Potential Careers

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

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.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Southern Illinois University CarbondaleBS in Fire Service Managementup to 69
UW-OshkoshBS Emergency Fire Response Management (online)up to 69
College Program Name Credit Awards
Colorado State University-Global CampusAny Bachelors Degreeup to 64, 10% tuition discount
Concordia UniversityAny BachelorsUp to 84
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeCredits vary, check with Lakeland
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior 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 Studiesup to 57
UW-OshkoshBS Human Services Leadershipup to 69, online
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

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

Daniel Carlascio
Brian Turner