Paramedic Technician

Paramedic Technician video

Program Number: 10-531-1
School Year: 2014-2015
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac

Program Description

Moraine Park Technical College’s Paramedic Technician program prepares students to perform prehospital medical procedures. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Paramedics with additional advanced training can perform more difficult and demanding prehospital medical procedures. Incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, drowning, childbirth and gunshot wounds all require immediate, professional medical attention. As a paramedic, you will provide this vital attention as you care for and transport the sick or injured. Major topics to be covered include patient assessment, pharmacology, pediatrics, ambulance/system operations, trauma, respiratory emergencies and medical emergencies.

The program begins in August every year and requires full-time enrollment. There is not a part-time option for this program. Students must have a current Emergency Medical Technician license to enroll in the Paramedic Technician program. General Studies courses may be completed on a part-time basis for this program.

Statewide Salary Range for Recent Graduates

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$21,630 $62,138

Approximate Costs

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Program Outcomes

  • Prepare for incident response and EMS Operations.
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care.
  • Demonstrate paramedic skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters.
  • Communicate effectively with others.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Meet state and national competencies listed for paramedic credentialing.

Career Opportunities

  • Private Ambulance Companies
  • Municipal Fire Departments
  • Flight Paramedic
  • Critical Care Transport Paramedic
  • Private Emergency Response Teams
  • Hospital Emergency and Critical Care Departments

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).   
  • Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Courses

Number Title Crs
Term 1
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
531-911 EMS Fundamentals 2
531-912 Paramedic Medical Principles 4
531-913 Patient Assessment Principles 3
531-914 Prehospital Pharmacology 3
531-915 Paramedic Respiratory Management 2
531-916 Paramedic Cardiology 4
531-917 Paramedic Clinical Field 1 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 24
 
Term 2
531-918 Advanced Resuscitation 1
531-919 Paramedic Medical Emergencies 4
531-920 Paramedic Trauma 3
531-921 Special Patient Populations 3
531-922 EMS Operations 1
531-923 Paramedic Capstone 1
531-924 Paramedic Clinical Field 2 4
Total 17
 
Term 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology 4
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 13
 
Term 4
806-179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 4
806-197 Microbiology 4
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
809-188 Developmental Psychology 3
Total 17
 
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 71

Exit Assessment

531-923 Paramedic Capstone is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

After completion of this program you must complete the National Registry Exam process to be eligible to apply for an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic license with the State of Wisconsin.