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EMS: Leadership and Management

18-credit Technical Diploma

Designed for experienced Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals and built upon the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) core curriculum, WCTC’s online-only EMS Leadership and Management program provides the knowledge and skills to those interested in functioning as a leader-manager within a fire-based or stand-alone EMS service.

Explore the basis of EMS systems, risk management and safety initiatives, legal and regulatory requirements, quality management and research principles, and community risk reduction. Develop leadership and management strategies as applied to the rapidly changing world of providing EMS services.

Program admissions and course registrations for all EMS programs are handled directly through the Fire & EMS Training department, 262.691.5541.

  • Those interested in enrolling in this program must possess a State EMS license or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification (at any level).
  • Courses are taught by experienced EMS professionals who are experts in their field.
  • Each class features relevant coursework that can immediately be applied to the EMS agency or fire department.
  • Please note: This program is available in an online-only format and courses can be started at any point throughout the year.

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Accelerated Format

Courses in this online-only technical diploma program are taught in an accelerated format in eight-week blocks. Students can begin the program at any point during the year.

January – February EMS Legal & Political Aspects
March – April EMS Service Management
May – June EMS Safety & Risk Management
July – August EMS Quality Management & Research
September – October EMS Community Risk Reduction
November – December EMS Systems Foundations

Program Code 30-531-9

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 531-342 EMS Legal & Political Aspects3  
 531-343 EMS Service Management3  
 531-344 EMS Safety & Risk Management3  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 531-341 EMS Systems Foundations3  
 531-345 EMS Quality Mgmt & Research3  
 531-346 EMS Community Risk Reduction3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.