2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

Emergency Services

College of Rural Alaska
Tanana Valley Campus
(907) 455-2823
www.tvc.uaf.edu/programs/info/emer-info.html

A.A.S. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 68-73 credits

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The UAF emergency services program provides classroom education, hands-on training and practical vocational experience through 10 local fire and rescue organizations. The program offers students a fundamental working knowledge of the various aspects of municipal fire, wildland fire, emergency medical services and hazardous materials control.

Instructors provide a high level of technical expertise on a variety of specialty emergency services. The primary goal of this program is to make our students the most attractive candidates for job openings and promotions within fire and other emergency services fields.

Associate degrees in municipal fire control, wildlands fire control, hazardous materials, emergency medical services and public safety are offered.

Major—A.A.S. Degree

Concentrations: Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials Control, Municipal Fire Control, Public Safety and Wildland Fire Control

Emergency Medical Services

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*

    EMS 170—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I 6 credits

    EMS 180—Paramedicine I 8 credits

    EMS 182—Paramedicine II 8 credits

    EMS 186—Clinical Rotation I 4 credits

    EMS 271—Paramedicine III 9 credits

    EMS 275—Clinical Rotation II 4 credits

    EMS 277—Clinical Rotation III 3 credits

    EMS 283—Paramedic Internship 12

    HLTH 114—Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology 4 credits
  4. Minimum credits required 73

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

Hazardous Materials Control

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    a. Complete the following:

    EMS 170—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I 6 credits

    FIRE 110—Introduction to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 3 credits

    FIRE 121—Fire Behavior and Combustion 3 credits

    FIRE 131—Fire Fighter I Series I 3 credits

    FIRE 133—Fire Fighter I Series II 3 credits

    FIRE 135—Fire Fighter I Series III 3 credits

    FIRE 137—Fire Fighter I Series IV 3 credits

    FIRE 203—Hazardous Materials Chemistry I 3 credits

    FIRE 205—Hazardous Materials Chemistry II 3 credits

    FIRE 207—Hazardous Materials Technician 3 credits

    FIRE 209—Hazardous Materials Command/Safety Officer 3 credits

    FIRE 210—Fire Administration I 3 credits

    b. Complete 9 credits from the following major elective courses:

    FIRE 212—Building and Fire Codes 3 credits

    FIRE 215—Advanced Hazardous Materials Technician 3 credits

    FIRE 216—Methods of Instruction for Emergency Services Training 3 credits

    FIRE 231—Hazardous Materials Tactical Operations 3 credits

    FIRE 249—Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations 3 credits

    FIRE 293—Special Topics 3 credits
  4. General electives 6
  5. Minimum credits required 69

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
Note: Major electives and general electives must be approved by the student’s advisor.

Municipal Fire Control

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    a. Complete the following:

    EMS 170—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I (6) 6 credits

    FIRE 101—Principles of Emergency Services 3 credits

    FIRE 105—Fire Prevention 3 credits

    FIRE 107—Strategy and Tactics 3 credits

    FIRE 117—Rescue Practices 3 credits

    FIRE 121—Fire Behavior and Combustion 3 credits

    FIRE 131—Fire Fighter I Series I 3 credits

    FIRE 133—Fire Fighter I Series II 3 credits

    FIRE 135—Fire Fighter I Series III 3 credits

    FIRE 137—Fire Fighter I Series IV 3 credits

    FIRE 202—Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3 credits

    FIRE 203—Hazardous Materials Chemistry I 3 credits

    FIRE 206—Building Construction for Fire Protection 3 credits

    FIRE 210—Fire Administration I 3 credits

    FIRE 214—Fire Protection Systems 3 credits

    b. Complete 6 credits from the following major specialty electives:

    FIRE 115—Fire Apparatus and Equipment 3 credits

    FIRE 123—Fire Investigations I 3 credits

    FIRE 151—Wildland Fire Control I 3 credits

    FIRE 205—Hazardous Materials Chemistry II 3 credits

    FIRE 212—Building and Fire Codes 3 credits

    FIRE 216—Methods of Instruction for Emergency Services Training 3 credits

    FIRE 218—Advance Rescue Practices 3 credits

    FIRE 232—Fire Fighter II 3 credits

    EMS 261—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician II 3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required 69

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
Note: Major electives must be approved by the student’s advisor.

Public Safety

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements*:
    a. Complete the following:

    AVTY 231/EMS 257—Arctic Survival 3 credits

    EMS 170—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I 6 credits

    EMS 176—Aeromedical Evacuations in Alaska 1 credit

    FIRE 105—Fire Prevention 3 credits

    FIRE 110—Introduction to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 3 credits

    FIRE 117—Rescue Practices 3 credits

    FIRE 127—Vessel Safety: Emergency Equipment and Procedures 1 credit

    FIRE 131—Firefighter I, Series I 3 credits

    FIRE 133—Firefighter I, Series II 3 credits

    FIRE 135—Firefighter I, Series III 3 credits

    FIRE 137—Firefighter I, Series IV 3 credits

    FIRE 218—Advanced Rescue Practices 3 credits

    JUST 110—Introduction to Justice 3 credits

    JUST 340—Rural Justice in Alaska 3 credits

    JUST 358—Juvenile Delinquency 3 credits

    b. Complete 9 credits from the following major electives:

    EMS 261—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician II 3 credits

    FIRE 123—Fire Investigations I 3 credits

    FIRE 151—Wildland Fire Control I 3 credits

    FIRE 212—Building and Fire Codes 3 credits

    FIRE 216—Methods of Instruction for Emergency Services Training 3 credits

    JUST 345W—Police Problems 3 credits

    JUST 352—Criminal Law 3 credits

    JUST 354—Procedural Law 3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required 68

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

Wildland Fire Control

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    a. Complete the following:

    EMS 170—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I 6 credits

    FIRE 131—Firefighter I, Series I 3 credits

    FIRE 133—Firefighter I, Series II 3 credits

    FIRE 135—Firefighter I, Series III 3 credits

    FIRE 137—Firefighter I, Series IV 3 credits

    FIRE 151—Wildland Fire Control I 3 credits

    FIRE 155—Wildland Fire Behavior 3 credits

    FIRE 157—Wildland Air Operations and Safety 3 credits

    FIRE 159—Wildland Fire Operations Function 3 credits

    FIRE 252—Wildland Fire Prevention 3 credits

    FIRE 254—Wildland Fire Finance Function 3 credits

    FIRE 262—Wildland Fire Control II 3 credits

    b. Complete 9 credits from the following major elective courses:

    FIRE 161—Wildland Fire Logistics Function 3 credits

    FIRE 165—Wildland Fire Planning Function 3 credits

    FIRE 216—Methods of Instruction for Emergency Services Training 3 credits

    FIRE 256—Wildland Fire Planning and Multiple Use Management 3 credits

    FIRE 258—Wildland Fuels Management 3 credits

    FIRE 270—Wildland Fire Command Function 3 credits
  4. Complete general electives 6 credits
  5. Minimum credits required 69

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
Note: Major electives and general electives must be approved by the student’s advisor.

Minor

  1. Complete the following:

    FIRE 131—Firefighter I, Series I 3 credits

    FIRE 133—Firefighter I, Series II 3 credits

    FIRE 135—Firefighter I, Series III 3 credits

    FIRE 137—Firefighter I, Series IV 3 credits

    EMS 170—Emergency Medical Technician I 6 credits
  2. Minimum credits required 18

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