2006-2007 UAF Catalog


Emergency Services

College of Rural and Community Development
Tanana Valley Campus
(907) 455-2823
www.tvc.uaf.edu/programs/health/emer-med.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 181--Clinical Rotation I--4 credits
    EMS 183--Clinical Rotation II--4 credits
    EMS 280--Paramedicine I--12 credits
    EMS 282--Paramedicine II--12 credits
    EMS 283--Paramedic Internship--12 credits
    HLTH 114--Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (4)
         or BIOL 111X and 112X--4 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--69-73

* 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:*
    1. 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 209--Hazardous Materials Command/Safety Officer--3 credits
      FIRE 210--Fire Administration I--3 credits
    2. Complete 9 credits from the following major elective courses:
      FIRE 207--Hazardous Materials Technician--3 credits
      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 credits
  5. Minimum credits required--66

* 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:*
    1. Complete the following:
      EMS 170--EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I--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
    2. 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--Advanced 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:*
    1. 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 101--Principles of Emergency Services--3 credits
      FIRE 105--Fire Prevention--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
    2. 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:*
    1. 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 153--Advanced Wildland Firefighter--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
    2. Complete 12 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. 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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