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EMT and Paramedic Technician

Gateway Technical College is recognized as a leader in Wisconsin for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) training. EMS professionals respond to emergency calls, care for injured patients in emergency situations and transport patients to medical facilities. Join this respected program and become a community lifesaver. Gateway’s specialized training facility, the Health and Emergency Response Occupations Center (HERO) located in Burlington is home to EMS training. The center provides advanced training facilities and equipment including human-patient simulators, an ambulance and break-out rooms for scenario-based training. The EMS program cluster consists of four programs including EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate Tech, EMT-Paramedic and Paramedic Technician. Each program is a stepping stone for the next starting with the EMT-Basic program. The level of certification needed for employment is dependent on where a graduate is looking to apply and what type of work they will be doing. Each EMS-based facility including firehouses and private ambulatory services require different levels of certification.

The EMS program cluster consists of four programs including Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced EMT, EMT-Paramedic and Paramedic Technician. Each program is a stepping stone for the next starting with the Emergency Medical Technician program. The level of certification needed for employment is dependent on where a graduate is looking to apply and what type of work they will be doing.