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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Paramedic Technician

Associate Degree  |  10-531-1  |  1-800-547-2882


Steps for Admission

  • Phase I – Complete all steps in Phase I to be accepted as a pre-program student. Students who have pre-program status have been accepted into the college but not into the program. Pre-program status may be granted because admissions requirements need to be satisfied, the program is filled to capacity, or the program start date is in the future. A pre-program student may be eligible for financial aid and can register for general education courses as well as EMT 1 and EMT 2, but they are not able to register for core Paramedic Degree courses (531 numbered).
  • Phase II – If not completed at the time of application, complete all steps in Phase II to become program eligible or for placement on the waiting list.
  • Phase III – Students who needed to complete Phase II requirements will need to submit the Core Course Eligibility Form when the last Phase II requirement is satisfied to alert Admissions of program readiness

Pre-Program Requirement (Phase I)

  1. Submit an application for admission located at
  2. Pay the one-time $30 application processing fee.
  3. Education Requirement – Applicants who did not graduate from high school, are not currently high school seniors, and did not receive an HSED or GED diploma must complete one of the Ability to Benefit (ATB) options to demonstrate college readiness. For more details, please review CVTC’s ATB Program information at
  4. Assessment Range - submit ONE of the following by providing proof with a transcript or score sheet. You will be considered eligible for pre-program even if one of the below options is too low.
    • Minimum high school/GED/HSED GPA of 2.8
    • Minimum college GPA of 2.2 (6 or more credits)
    • Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree
    • ACT® composite score 23
    • ACCUPLACER® (Next-Generation) Assessment composite score of 263. The composite score consists of Reading, Writing and Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS). ACCUPLACER® is an un-timed, computerized test. To schedule an ACCUPLACER® appointment, visit our website: or contact Student Central at 715-833-6200. You will be subject to a testing fee.
      Compass® and ACCUPLACER® (Classic) scores are accepted as well. Contact Student Central at 715-833-6200 for additional information.
  5. Complete a Wisconsin Criminal Background Check and Background Information Disclosure Form. For instructions to request a background check, please go to A hardcopy instruction packet can be supplied upon request by calling 715-833-6200. A $39 fee will be required at the time of your order. Background checks processed for other entities will not be accepted.

    Please note: Your processed criminal history results are considered current for Admission purposes for four years. If you are still enrolled as a student or re-enter CVTC after the four-year expiration date, you will be required to request another background check and pay the required processing fee. Also, once enrolled in core courses, you may be asked to complete another background check to meet certain clinical site compliance agreements.

Core Program Requirement (Phase II)

  1. Meet and submit proof of one of the above assessment range scores listed in Phase I. In order to be eligible for the core program courses starting in January, you must provide a transcript or score sheet that shows you have met the minimum required.
  2. Complete 531-312 EMT 1 (2 credits) and 531-313 EMT 2 (3 credits) with a grade of C or better OR submit documentation of a current EMT license. If EMT 1 and/or EMT 2 were taken at a college other than CVTC, submit a transcript showing the grades and credits earned.

Core Course Eligibility (Phase III)

Applicants who meet all requirements in Phase I and II will be accepted or placed on a waiting list as of the date all documentation is received.

  1. Core Course Eligibility – Applicants meeting one of the scores or options listed above in Phase I and completing Phase II requirements must submit a completed Core Course Eligibility Form (CCE Form) to the Admissions Office.
    • Prior to the end of each term you will be notified through student email of the CCE Form submission date for that term. You are also encouraged to check with the Admissions Office prior to the end of the term in which you are completing a pathway and coursework to find out the exact CCE Form submission date.
    • On the form applicants should indicate the January semester and year they will be prepared to begin Paramedic Technician core courses. Applicants are placed on waiting lists by date of eligibility regardless of the semester and year requested.
    • Students completing all of the Phase I and Phase II requirements will be accepted or placed on a waiting list only when the Core Course Eligibility Form is on file.

Additional Information

  • A Pre-Entrance Health History and Physical Examination must be on file three weeks prior to entering the core courses (531 numbered) of the Paramedic Technician program. The Admissions Office will notify you at the appropriate time with a specified deadline.
  • The Wisconsin EMT license is a requirement to start the 531-925 Paramedic Clinical Field 1A course. 
  • Financial Aid – Information on financial aid availability, procedures, and deadlines may be obtained by going to the Financial Aid page or by calling 715-833-6200.
  • Transfer Credit – Applicants with postsecondary credits should submit an official transcript* to the Admissions Office at for evaluation and possible transfer credit.

*Official transcripts must be submitted directly to CVTC from the educational institution by USPS mail or other recognized mail service providers in a sealed envelope or from a digital credential service (i.e., Parchment) approved by CVTC.

Last Updated: March 12, 2024 @ 9:16 a.m.

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