Thursday – October 17, 2019

Emergency Medical Technician (2019-2020)

Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Law, Public Safety & Security Career Cluster

Mequon and Oak Creek campuses
Program Code: 30-531-3

For Information: 414-297-6315
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500

Overview — This program prepares students for a career in emergency services, and it also can be taken to enhance your skill level if you already are a member of the emergency services field.

The program uses the State of Wisconsin curriculum, and students also will receive training in CPR using American Heart Association curriculum. Successful completion of the program with a grade of C or higher will prepare you to participate in the National Registry Examination. Upon passing the National Registry Examination, students become candidates for certification and licensure in Wisconsin.

Students must be able to physically perform the test modules of the National Registry Examination to gain certification. Students also must not have any disabilities that would prevent them from being able to perform an accurate and immediate assessment of a patient in a medical intervention.

Career Pathway — After earning this technical diploma, the credits can be applied toward completing the Fire Protection Technician associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


Career Outlook — The field of prehospital emergency medical care is a profession that is essential to the health, safety and general quality of life for the communities served. Emergency medical responders work side by side with other healthcare professionals to deliver critical, professional prehospital emergency medical care.

Career and employment opportunities exist in both the private and public sectors. After completion of this program and state certification, students may progress into the certifications of IV Technician and Paramedic.


Program Learning Outcomes

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


Admission Requirements 

  • Age 17 and older (Must be at least 18 years old at time of National Registry Testing and when applying for the State EMT-Basic license)
  • Background check
  • Students entering the program must have an official high school or GED/HSED transcript, and an ACT or MATC assessment test score above the program minimum.


Possible Careers
EMTs may work for:
Private Ambulance Services
Hospitals with Emergency Rooms
Fire Departments 
Industrial/Manufacturing Firms
Security Companies

Related Programs
Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced
Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic
Fire Protection Technician
Criminal Justice Studies


Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.




Emergency Medical Technician




‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated April 2019.