PARAMEDIC TECHNICIAN

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Paramedic Technician Program Details

Do you have a unique ability to stay calm under pressure or in the midst of an emergency? CVTC’s Paramedic Technician program allows you to help people in emergency situations. If you can quickly react and focus on providing competent care during an emergency, this is the right choice for you.

In CVTC’s Paramedic program, you will learn how to:

  • Respond to medical and traumatic emergencies
  • Assess ill and injured people
  • Initiate care
  • Provide for continuity of care
  • Manage patient care using medical guidelines

The paramedic training consists of three components including classroom and laboratory instruction using real world simulation, clinicals in a hospital or other health care setting under direct supervision, and an internship to enhance learning through the practice of paramedicine in pre-hospital setting with actual patients under the supervision of instructors or approved specialists.

You will gain the following skills:

  • Advanced patient assessment
  • Initiation of intravascular access
  • Administration of medications
  • Interpretation of EKGs
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Advanced medical and trauma procedures

Upon graduation from this program, you will be eligible to apply to write the National Registry of EMT’s examination as well as apply to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for licensure.

Just the Facts

Paramedic Technician
69 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August, January, and June

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $12,678

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

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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Email us at therightchoice@cvtc.edu for more help!


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Get a Job

100% of our Paramedic Technician graduates get a job in the industry.

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Earn a Degree Fast

Earn a Paramedic Technician associate degree in just two years.

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Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.

Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Paramedic Technician 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
    This course discusses 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.
  • Paramedic Trauma
    This course teaches paramedic students to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for an acutely injured patient.

Transfer Credits

Once you’ve completed your associate degree at CVTC, if you are interested in pursuing further education, we have agreements with several institutions. To view a list of CVTC’s transfer agreements, click here.

Careers

  • Critical Care Paramedic
  • Firefighter/Paramedic
  • Flight Paramedic
  • Paramedic

Career Outlook

Emergency services function 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which means there’s always a need for jobs. Your career could take you to a variety of settings, including ambulance services, fire departments, industrial settings, prisons, jails, and hospital emergency departments.

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