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Paramedic Program Details

If you are level–headed, have a passion for medicine, and want to be on the front-lines helping people when they need it the most, CVTC’s Paramedic technical diploma could be the right choice for you. This one-year technical diploma will prepare you for a career in the medical field as a Paramedic. Apply today for a rewarding career that will make a big difference in the lives of people every day.

Throughout this program you will learn:

  • General Anatomy & Physiology
  • Emergency Resuscitation
  • EMS Operations
  • Pre-Hospital Pharmacology
  • Patient Assessment Principles
  • Pre-Hospital Advanced Life Support Skills

As a student, you will complete clinicals which allow you hands-on application of skills learned in the classroom. Upon completion of this program you will be eligible for national certification and Wisconsin licensure as an EMT-Paramedic. If you wish to continue your education, you can carry your credits into the two-year Paramedic Technician associate degree.

Before beginning the program, prerequisites are required. View prerequisite information.

Two-Year Associate Degree

Graduates of our one-year program have an opportunity to enroll in our advanced placement two-year Paramedic Technician program. Students must first enroll in the Paramedic program. Upon completion of the Paramedic program, a student can declare their intent to continue on into the Paramedic Technician Advanced Placement program.

Just the Facts

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Advanced
42 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August and June

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $8,027

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Additional Information

Gainful Employment Data

Non-Traditional Occupation

Accreditation Information
This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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Accreditation Information & Program Effectiveness Data

EMT-Paramedic 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.

How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application.  If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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These are a few of the courses you will take in the Paramedic program.
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  • Paramedic Medical Principles
    This course addresses the complex depth of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of major human systems while also introducing the paramedic students to the topics of shock, immunology, and bleeding.
  • Advanced Emergency Resuscitation
    By teaching Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) methodologies and protocols, this course prepares the paramedic student in the integration of comprehensive knowledge of causes and pathophysiology into the management of shock, respiratory failure, respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, and peri-arrest states with an emphasis on early intervention to prevent respiratory and/or cardiac arrest if possible.
  • Special Patient Populations
    This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with special needs. Gynecological emergencies, along with special considerations in trauma are also included within this course.


  • Paramedic
  • Firefighter/Paramedic
  • ED Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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