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Paramedic Technician Overview

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.

Career Opportunities

Critical Care Paramedic


Flight Paramedic


Graduate Employers

Allina Health

Aurora Medical Center

Marshfield Clinic

Mayo Clinic Health System

M Health Fairview

Just the Facts

Paramedic Technician
64 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program //
Two Years

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Program Location //
Eau Claire

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Start Months //
August and January

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Financial Aid Eligible


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 Estimated Total: $14,298

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Paramedic Technician program.

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.

Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

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.

Paramedic Technician Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

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


Yearly Salary

Our recent Paramedic Technician graduates reported an average starting salary of $54,302.


Regional Jobs

There are 35 job openings in the CVTC district for the Paramedic Technician industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

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

Criminal Justice, Associate Degree

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy, Technical Diploma

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Technical Diploma

FireMedic, Associate Degree

Paramedic, Technical Diploma

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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