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7 Alaska EMT Training Programs
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Programs Offered: Certification in EMT Paramedic; Associate of Applied Science Degree in EMT Paramedic







Location: Fairbanks (505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775)

Accredited by: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has the only EMT program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in the state of Alaska. This program offers training at the EMT Paramedic level and will lead to either certification or an Associate in Applied Science Degree.
The AAS Degree program has a minimum of 69-73 required credits. Students will be trained in both theory and practical applications and they will also be required to complete an internship. Once students complete this program, not only will they be receiving an Associate’s Degree, but will also be eligible to sit for the National Registry Examination to gain licensure as an EMT in the state of Alaska.
The EMT Paramedic certificate program can be completed in one semester and is 10 credit hours. This program includes a Clinical Rotation and training in advanced life support.



Alaska MultiMed Safety Trianing

Programs Offered: Certification in EMT I

Location: Anchorage (7731 East Northern Lights Blvd, Suite 250, Anchorage, AK 99504)

EMT-I training can be completed at Alaska MultiMed Safety Training in Anchorage, Alaska. This program takes 2 years to complete and is a total of 80 credit hours. Students who successfully complete the program will receive an EMT I certificate. They will also be CPR certified.
Students enrolled in this program will be trained to care for ill or injured persons and by providing basic life support such as splinting, hemorrhage control, oxygen therapy, suction CPR and use of automated external defibrillators. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Examination to gain EMT licensure in the state of Alaska. Once students complete EMT I training they may continue on in their training by completing EMT II or EMT Paramedic training by transferring to another school.



Kenai Peninsula College

Programs Offered: Associate of Applied Science Degree in EMT Paramedic

Location: Soldotna (156 College Rd, Soldotna, AK 99669); Homer (533 E. Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603); Anchorage (3901 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99503); Seward (P.O. Box 1049, Seward, AK 99664)

Kenai Peninsula College offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in EMT Paramedic Technology. This program includes classroom instruction, clinical rotations and a field internship. Clinical rotations will include instruction and supervised practice of emergency skills in hospitals. The field internship provides experience in ambulances, helicopters and fixed wing aircrafts. The internship will take place and will be arranged in various locations in the US.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 68 credits to complete the program. The program is usually completed in 2-3 years. Upon successful completion of this program, students will not only gain an AAS, but will also be eligible to sit for the National Registry Examination to gain their EMT Paramedic licensure in the state of Alaska.



Matanuska-Susitna College

Programs Offered: Certification in EMT I, EMT II and EMT III; Associate of Applied Science Degree in EMT Paramedic

Location: Palmer (8295 East College Dr., Palmer, AK 99645)

In the 6 credit hour EMT I program at Mat-Su College, students will gain training in basic life support procedures in hospitals, emergency rooms and other similar settings. This program will enable students to become state or nationally registered as and EMT I and continue onto EMT II training, if they wish.
EMT II training is only 3 credit hours and students will gain the added skills needed to perform advanced airway, intravenous treatment and specialized tourniquets. The EMT III program is also 3 credit hours and includes training in defibrillate life-threatening arrhythmias, monitoring cardiac activity and more.
The EMT Paramedic program is 68 credit hours and is the most advanced level of training in EMS. Students will not only gain certification and licensure, but an AAS Degrees as well.



UAF Community & Technical College

Programs Offered: Associate of Applied Science Degree in EMT Paramedic

Location: Fairbanks (604 Barnette St., Fairbanks, AK 99701)

UAF Community and Technical College, located in Fairbanks, Alaska, offers EMT training at the most advanced level and will lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Students will participate in three semesters of intense training. The first semester will include 500 hours of classroom education. The second semester, which is 250 hours of clinical work, will include hospital rotations in the emergency room, respiratory therapy, operating room and intensive care unit. The final semester students will participate in a field internship of 480 hours. Students will gain a total of 1200 hours of training in the classroom, hospital and field.
Once students successfully complete this program, they will be eligible to take the National Registry Examination to gain certification as a Paramedic.



University of Alaska Anchorage

Programs Offered: Certification in EMT I, EMT II and EMT III

Location: Anchorage (3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508)

The University of Alaska Anchorage offers EMT training at all levels except for Paramedic. Once students successfully complete each program, they will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Exam to gain licensure at their respective level of training.
The EMT I program is a total of 6 credits. Students will be trained in the skills of victim assessment, recognition and other basic life support procedures. Students will also observe in hospitals and emergency rooms. The EMT II program is 3 credit hours and builds on the foundation of EMT I training. This training includes skills such as advanced airway, specialized tourniquets and intravenous treatment. The EMT III program is three credit hours as well and prepares students to monitor cardiac activity, defibrillating life-threatening arrhythmias and administer pharmacological agents.



University of Alaska Southeast

Programs Offered: Certification in EMT I

Location: Juneau (11120 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801); Ketchikan (2600 Seventh Avenue, Ketchikan, AK 99901); Sitka (1332 Seward Avenue, Sitka, AK 99835)

At the University of Alaska Southeast, students can gain training at the first level of EMT training, by taking EMT I courses. This program will be the foundation and jump start further training in EMT training. When students successfully complete this program, they will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Examination to receive an Alaska EMT license.
This program includes 120 hours of contact training in the field. Students will be trained to provide the assessment and basic care for those who have been ill or injured and need medical care in pre-hospital settings. Graduates, and EMT I licensed individuals, will be qualified to care for those facing acute trauma, pulmonary arrest, wounds, cardiac arrest, shock, fractures, childbirth and more.
Emergency Trauma Technician – First Responder and EMT Refresher courses are also available through UAS.



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