EMT Training courses are offered by the Fire and Emergency Services Department for non-degree and degree seeking students. For further training, many students enroll in the AAS Fire and Emergency Service Program or the AAS Paramedical Technology Program. EMT I is one of the prerequisites for UA Paramedical Technology Programs. The following is a list of courses included the Fire and Emergency Services Technology program.  To see the dates, times, and locations of EMT courses being offered this semester, please log onto UAOnline or view the current UAA schedule.

EMT A110 - Emergency Trauma Technician (3 credits)

Alaska State certified basic emergency medical course beyond advance first aid. The course emphasizes prevention, assessment and care of injury and illness commonly encountered in both urban and rural settings. Course is offered every Spring.

EMT A130 Emergency Medical Technician I (6 credits)

Presents skills for proficiency in victim assessment, recognition, and treatment of medical emergencies and other basic life support procedures. Includes observation experience in hospitals, emergency rooms or other sites. Provides the necessary training to become state or nationally registered as an EMT I, which is optional. Course is offered every Fall and Spring.

Special Note: Students must have the strength to be able to move victims, sufficient vision to assess condition of victims and dexterity to perform the skills application procedures.

Registration Restrictions: Provide evidence of professional CPR training and certification that includes adult, child and infant CPR and airways obstruction relief maneuvers, including two rescuer CPR and barrier devices.

EMT A230 Emergency Medical Technician II (3 credits)

Provides the EMT I with added skills of advanced airway, specialized tourniquets and intravenous treatment. Course is offered every Fall.

Special Note: Students desiring Alaska certification must pass, within 1 year after completing the education program, the written and practical examination for Emergency Medical Technician II administered by Community Health and Emergency Medical Services (CHEMS). In order to obtain a State of Alaska EMT II certification, the student must obtain a CHEMS approved physician sponsor.

Registration Restrictions: Must be certified as a State of Alaska EMT I or Nationally Registered EMT-Basic (comity is required). Current healthcare provider CPR card; documentation of 10 patient contacts since becoming a certified EMT; and a DHSS-approved sponsoring physician.


Contact Information

Fire and Emergency Services
3211 Providence Drive
Allied Health Sciences, Room 148
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 786-6928
Fax: (907) 786-6938

Faculty and Staff

Roxi Valentine, Administrative Assistant, rovalentine@uaa.alaska.edu

Tim Benningfield, Term Assistant Professor, tlbenningfield@uaa.alaska.edu