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Associate in Paramedic Technician

Gateway Technical College
Program overview
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates


Program description

Associate in Paramedic Technician

If you’re a licensed Wisconsin EMT, Advanced EMT or EMT Intermediate and want to expand your medical skill set, earning a Paramedic Technician associate degree is your next step. Take high-level classes, such as anatomy, microbiology and psychology, to prepare you to perform surgical procedures and administer advanced drug therapies. You’ve worked hard to become an EMT, so be the best you can by gaining expertise in emergency medicine and practices.

Paramedic Technician requires students to be licensed in Wisconsin at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced EMT (EMT Intermediate Technician), or EMT Intermediate level and be current in Healthcare Provider CPR. Paramedics can perform more acute care and administer advanced drug therapies. They can also perform surgical procedures to open airways and provide resuscitative drugs. Paramedics have an increased knowledge of lifesaving skills as well as advanced emergency assessment expertise. This program is offered on a part time basis: either two evenings a week and Saturdays or an alternating day class 2-3 days a week to accommodate the typical 24 hour on/48 hour off schedule worked by many FF/EMS agencies. At the end of the program, students will take a final Gateway Technical College written and practical exam, and after successful completion students will be eligible to test and credential through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians®. The program includes approximately 650 hours of classroom lecture and skills lab, and approximately 500 hours of supervised hospital clinical and field time. Satisfactory completion of clinical/field time is competency based so actual number of hours may vary from student to student. Graduates of this program can expect to find employment with private ambulance companies, fire departments, or hospital emergency rooms. Students finishing the first two semesters of the program (the 531 courses) are eligible to receive the Paramedic Technical Diploma (31-531-1). All courses in the EMTParamedic diploma program can be applied to the Paramedic Technician associate degree.

Program Goal

To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical TechnicianParamedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with or without exit points at the Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate and/or Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, and/or First Responder levels

Admission requirements

  • Students must meet one of the following: minimum high school GPA of 2.6, minimum college GPA of 2.0, or complete valid reading, writing, and math placement assessments.
  • Students must have current CPR certification.
  • Students must have current Wisconsin EMS licensure.

For more information about admission and graduation requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

  • Adv. Patient Asses. Principles
  • Adv. Pre-hospital Pharmacology
  • Ems Fundamental
  • Paramedic Cardiology 1
  • Paramedic Hospital Field
  • Paramedic Human Patient Simulation Lab
  • Paramedic Medical Principles
  • Paramedic Respiratory Mgt.
  • Adv. Emergency Resuscitation
  • Ems Operations
  • Paramedic Capstone
  • Paramedic Cardiology 2
  • Paramedic Hospital Field II
  • Paramedic Medical Emergencies
  • Paramedic Trauma
  • Special Patient Populations
  • Communication Requirement
  • English Composition 1
  • General Anatomy and Physiology
  • Psychology, Introduction to
  • Anatomy and Physiology, Advanced
  • Psychology Requirement
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Social Science Requirement

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the college website.

Tuition fees

The cost per semester is $2,700.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

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

Career opportunities

  • Paramedic
  • Paramedic Supervisor
  • Operations Manager

About this institute

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College began in 1911 as America’s first publicly funded technical college, preparing students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Our hands-on training in over 70 programs of study prepares 21,000 students annually to enter new careers or...

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