Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced | Western Technical College

Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced

Technical Diploma

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Not Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall, Spring, Summer

The Educational Assistant technical diploma meets the requirement for all school employees working with students to have a minimum of 48 credits beyond a high school diploma. Educational assistants with this diploma are in high demand in schools, where they work under the direct supervision of a licensed teacher. They provide support to school-age students with varying abilities in the classroom, assisting with a range of tasks.

This program covers the first three terms of Western's Foundations of Teacher Education associate degree. Start your career as an assistant with the technical diploma or continue your education to expand your opportunities and earning potential.

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 $642* 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 - Advanced
Emergency Medical Technician
EMT - Ambulance Service
Telecommunicator 911 Dispatch

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

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.

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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