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EMT Training in Alaska: Program Descriptions and School Options

Alaska has about seven schools that offer EMT training programs. Learn about the courses, tuition information, and program options for these seven schools to make an informed education decision.

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Essential Information

In Alaska, there are several different levels of EMT licensing. EMT-I licensing is considered to be for basic EMTs, while the EMT-II license is for intermediate EMTs. In addition, there is an EMT-III license and a license for mobile intensive care paramedics (MICP). Programs lead to the award of certificates and associate's degrees in some cases; mosts schools offer classes and/or courses that prepare students for state and national licensing examinations. Training to become an EMT-I and EMT-II may be completed in less than a year; paramedic students who earn associate's degrees can expect two years of schooling.

All EMT training programs and classes include clinical experiences and/or internship opportunities. Professional experience may be a requisite for entry into higher-level training programs.

Career Requirements

CPR certification, the completion of an EMT course that is at least 120 hours, and passing a licensing examination are the requirements that have to be met to earn the EMT-I license. The EMT-II and EMT-III level certification require applicants to hold EMT-I or EMT-II certification and be under the sponsorship of an approved physician medical director, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health.

The seven schools presented below and their associated EMT courses meet the necessary educational requirements for EMT licensing in the state of Alaska.


Ilisagvik College

The fire services division offers an EMT-I Certificate at the Ilisagvik College in Barrow. The program is a total of 12 credits and offers two routes to choose from. Students can take a first responder class and then take a bridge course that helps first responders acquire EMT knowledge. The other choice is to take a single emergency medical technician course. The EMT class at this school is also available in the Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services degree program. In addition to general education coursework, students also learn about fire science.

  • Programs Offered: EMT-I Certificate,
    Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $2,740 (in-state); $3,940 (out-of-state) per year*
  • School Type & Setting: Two-year, public; fringe rural

Kenai Peninsula College

Affiliated with the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula College is in Soldotna. The EMT classes at this school cover the three different levels of EMT licensing in Alaska. To get into the EMT-II course, students have to be licensed as an EMT-I first. Likewise, to enroll in the EMT-III class, students have to be a registered as EMT-IIs. The EMT-I class is six credits in length, while EM- II and EMT-III are three credits each. Students can expect to be educated on victim recognition, treatment and assessment. Experience working in emergency rooms and hospitals can be acquired as part of the EMT coursework.

  • Programs Offered: EMT-I Course,
    EMT-II Class,
    EMT-III Course
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $165 for lower division, $200 for upper division (per credit, residents)**
  • School Type: Four-year, public

Matanuska-Susitna College

Matanuska-Susitna College can be found in Palmer, and it is associated with the University of Alaska Anchorage. For students just starting their EMT training, there is a six-credit EMT-I course. For students with some advance experience in the field, there is a three-credit EMT-II class. Morning and evening times are available for these courses. Basic life support skills can be acquired in the EMT-I course, while the EMT-II class examines intravenous treatment and specialized tourniquets. The college also offers a three-credit EMT-III course.

  • Programs Offered: EMT-I Course,
    EMT-II Course,
    EMT-III Course
  • Tuition & Fees: $168 for lower division, $204 for upper division (per credit, Fall 2013 resident tuition);
    $600 lower division, $636 upper division (per credit, 2013-2014 non-resident tuition)**
  • School Type: Four-year, public

Prince William Sound Community College

Approval from the instructor or CPR certification is a necessary requirement of the EMT-I class in Valdez at Prince William Sound Community College. A practicum at a location like an emergency room or a hospital may be a part of this six-credit course. Students are required to learn how to assess patients and recognize any medical or trauma emergencies, as well as how to handle basic life support situations.

  • Programs Offered: EMT-I Course
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $852 for six credit course tuition only**
  • School Type & Setting: Two-year, public; remote rural

University of Alaska Anchorage

The School of Allied Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage has classes for EMT-I, EMT-II and EMT-III, in addition to an emergency trauma technician course. The three-credit emergency trauma technician class is intended for first responders working in a rural or urban setting. The six-credit EMT-I program includes coursework in victim assessment and observation experiences, while the three-credit EMT-II course delves into specialized tourniquets and advanced airway treatments. In the three-credit EMT-III class, students learn about defibrillation and cardiac activity monitoring. It is important to note that the school recommends students who plan to enroll in an EMT course possess the proper dexterity and strength for this career, as well as have good vision.

  • Programs Offered: Emergency Trauma Technician Class,
    EMT-I Course,
    EMT-II Class,
    EMT-III Course
  • Tuition & Fees (2013-2014): $168 for lower division, $204 for upper division (per credit, Fall 2013 resident tuition);
    $600 lower division, $636 upper division (per credit, 2013-2014 non-resident tuition)**
  • School Type & Setting: Four-year, public; large city

University of Alaska Fairbanks

The University of Alaska Fairbanks offers EMT classes for each level of EMT licensing. There is also an EMT instructor course for students who want to educate others in EMT training. There are additional courses in paramedicine, EMT refreshing, wilderness emergency care and emergency trauma training. Advanced training can be gained through the Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Services degree program. In this program, students can take EMT and fire fighter courses. The four specializations for this program include municipal fire control, hazardous materials control, wild land fire control and public safety.

  • Programs Offered: EMT Courses,
    EMT Instructor Orientation Class,
    Emergency Trauma Training Class,
    ETT to EMT Bridge Course,
    Paramedicine I and II Classes,
    Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Services
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $5,898 (in-state); $18,348 (out-of-state) per year*
  • School Type & Setting: Four-year, public; small suburb

University of Alaska Southeast

Located in Juneau, the University of Alaska Southeast has a 120-contact-hour EMT-I course. In the EMT-I class, students learn how to treat acute trauma, cardiac arrest, fractures, shock, childbirth and wounds. Within the six-credit course, students learn proper lifting and moving techniques for wounded or sick patients through hands-on training and classroom experiences. Prior to entry into the program, students must possess a CPR certification.

  • Programs Offered: EMT-I Course
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $120 for class for tuition and fees**
  • School Type & Setting: 4-year, public; remote town

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type and Setting EMT Training Programs Offered Tuition and Fees
Ilisagvik College Two-year, public; fringe rural EMT-I Certificate
Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services
$2,740 (in-state)*
$3,940 (out-of-state) per year (2012-2013)*
Kenai Peninsula College Four-year, public; N/A EMT-I Course,
EMT-II Class,
EMT-III Course
$165 for lower division, $200 for upper division (per credit, residents 2012)**
Matanuska-Susitna College Four-year, public; N/A EMT-I Course,
EMT-II Course,
EMT-III Course
$168 for lower division, $204 for upper division (per credit, Fall 2013 resident tuition);
$600 lower division, $636 upper division (per credit, 2013-2014 non-resident tuition)**
Prince William Sound Community College Two-year, public; remote rural EMT-I Course $852 for six credit course tuition only (2012-2013)**
University of Alaska Anchorage Four-year, public; large city Emergency Trauma Technician Class,
EMT-I Course,
EMT-II Class,
EMT-III Course
$168 for lower division, $204 for upper division (per credit, Fall 2013 resident tuition);
$600 lower division, $636 upper division (per credit, 2013-2014 non-resident tuition)**
University of Alaska Fairbanks Four-year, public; small suburb EMT Courses,
EMT Instructor Orientation Class,
Emergency Trauma Training Class,
ETT to EMT Bridge Course,
Paramedicine I and II Classes,
Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Services
$5,898 (in-state)*
$18,348 (out-of-state) per year )2012-2013)*
University of Alaska Southeast 4-year, public; remote town EMT-I Course $120 for class for tuition and fees )2013)**

Source: *NCES College Navigator, **School's websites.

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