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Technical Diploma

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Overview

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course prepares students for all aspects of emergency care in both medical and trauma situations. This 5 credit course adheres to state and national standards. Students will gain knowledge and skills in the following areas in anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, fractures and dislocations, spinal injuries, soft-tissue wounds, and ambulance operations. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to complete certification requirements for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

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Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning.

Career Opportunities

Emergency Medical Technician

EMS Ambulance Driver

Fire Medic


Graduate Employers

Altoona Fire Department

Baldwin Area EMS

Bloomer Ambulance Service

Boyceville Community Ambulance District

Mayo Clinic Health System

Neillsville Municipal Ambulance Service

Just the Facts

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
5 Credit Technical Diploma

Program Length
Less Than One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire, River Falls
The EMT course is offered at various sites/locations throughout the Chippewa Valley Technical College district.

Start Months
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Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $1,883

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Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Our recent Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) graduates reported an average starting salary of $36,484.



92% of our recent Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) graduates got a job in the industry.


Regional Jobs

There are 23 job openings in the CVTC district for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program.

Sample Courses

Emergency Medical Technician
This 5 credit course adheres to state and national standards. Students will gain knowledge and skills in the following areas in anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, fractures and dislocations, spinal injuries, soft-tissue wounds, and ambulance operations.

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Career Pathways  What is a career pathway?

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers.

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Instructors had great insight into what actual employers were looking for in potential new hires. Instructors did a great job of emphasizing what parts of the EMT position were most essential to focus on at certain points of the class.


Emergency Medical Technician Graduate

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

FireMedic, Associate Degree

Nursing, Associate Degree

Paramedic, Technical Diploma

Paramedic Technician, Associate Degree

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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We have compiled helpful tips and general information for students in this program.

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