Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced | Western Technical College

Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced

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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 

305316

Credits: 

4.00
Not Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall, Spring, Summer

If you are already certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), this course provides additional training that allows you to provide even more lifesaving care. Advanced patient assessment, communication, and beginning advanced life support interventions are among the topics covered.

Courses in this certificate program can be applied to Western's EMT-Paramedic technical diploma and Paramedic Technician associate's degree if you choose to continue your education.

To view the Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced program’s required disclosure on professional licensure, please click here.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced

This program will cost about $700* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

EMT-Basic
EMT - Advanced
Emergency Medical Technician
EMT - Ambulance Service
Telecommunicator 911 Dispatch

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Prepare for incident response and EMS operations
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care
  • Demonstrate AEMT skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Demonstrate professional behavior
  • Meet state competencies for AEMT certification

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Additional Requirements

To enroll in the Advanced EMT Certificate program, first apply for admission to the College, then read the program’s Essential Functions, complete a background check, provide proof of immunization (including a TB Test), read and return a signed copy of the supplemental information document, and complete American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider CPR certification.  You can find links to these document below.  In addition, you must hold a Wisconsin EMT-Basic License. Please see the details below.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status 

COVID-19 vaccination is not required to attend classes at Western Technical College, however some clinical sites who contract with Western for student rotations now have COVID-19 vaccination requirements. To prevent any potential interruption in your clinical/practicum/field classes, we are now requiring you to provide us with your COVID-19 vaccination status in order to plan for clinical rotations.

Provide COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced

Career Pathways

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