The Paramedic program stresses the integration of knowledge and skills required to competently perform pre-hospital advanced life support.
Paramedic students will learn to manage emergency patient care and treatment by performing comprehensive patient assessments, using critical thinking skills, providing advanced cardiac life support, administering various medications, and performing advanced skills and interventions.
Graduates are eligible for national certification and Wisconsin Licensure as an EMT – Paramedic.
Is This Program for You?
Are you a current EMT or Advanced EMT looking to take your knowledge to the next level? Do you want to be ahead of the growing trend in Southwest Wisconsin? Answering “Yes” could mean that a challenging and rewarding career awaits you in the Paramedic field.
Students entering Paramedic Technician program should:
Be able to deal with pressure and stress.
Have a genuine passion for serving your community.
Have both assertive and compassionate characteristics.
Be able to work well in a team environment.
Have good communication skills.
Associate Degree requiring a minimum of two years to complete All paramedic training is in the first year allowing you to achieve certification and licensure and start working while you complete your degree
Students must achieve a grade of a C or better in each course of the program curriculum to be eligible to progress.
Financial aid eligible
Credit for prior learning may be available
High school articulation courses accepted
Admission and Program Requirements
Submit Application and $30 Application Fee To make sure your classes are the right fit, we consider any previous college credit you've earned, Compass or ACT scores, high school GPA, or an assessment at your registration session. Submit High School Transcripts, College Transcripts, and Test Scores to: Southwest Tech, Attn: Admissions, 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53809 Program Requirements
Prior to July 1 st of your Fall semester each student will need to complete and submit the Health Requirements listed below, to be able to participate in there clinical rotation experience. Helpful Academic Background
Anatomy and physiology
Written and oral communications
This program is eligible for
Financial Aid. Estimated cost for each semester can be found under the Curriculum tab. Please note that costs are approximate and are based on the current academic year.
Please discuss additional fee questions with the program advisor or instructor.
At the completion of the program, students are expected to be able to:
Prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
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 certification(s)
To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.