Emergency Services

College of Rural and Community Development
Tanana Valley Campus
907-455-2853
www.tvc.uaf.edu/programs/emergency/

A.A.S. Degree; Minor

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 68 – 73 credits

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 F170—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I—6 credits
      EMS F181—Clinical Rotation I—4 credits
      EMS F183—Clinical Rotation II—4 credits
      EMS F280—Paramedicine I—12 credits
      EMS F282—Paramedicine II—12 credits
      EMS F283—Paramedic Internship—12 credits
      HLTH F114—Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (4)
           or BIOL F111X and F112X—8 credits
    4. Minimum credits required—69 – 73 credits

    * 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 F170—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I—6 credits
        FIRE F110—Introduction to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response—3 credits
        FIRE F121—Fire Behavior and Combustion—3 credits
        FIRE F131—Fire Fighter I Series I—3 credits
        FIRE F133—Fire Fighter I Series II—3 credits
        FIRE F135—Fire Fighter I Series III—3 credits
        FIRE F137—Fire Fighter I Series IV—3 credits
        FIRE F203—Hazardous Materials Chemistry I—3 credits
        FIRE F205—Hazardous Materials Chemistry II—3 credits
        FIRE F207—Hazardous Materials Technician—3 credits
        FIRE F209—Hazardous Materials Command/Safety Officer—3 credits
        FIRE F210—Fire Administration I—3 credits
      2. Complete 9 credits from the following major elective courses:
        FIRE F212—Building and Fire Codes—3 credits
        FIRE F215—Advanced Hazardous Materials Technician—3 credits
        FIRE F216—Methods of Instruction for Emergency Services Training—3 credits
        FIRE F231—Hazardous Materials Tactical Operations—3 credits
        FIRE F249—Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations—3 credits
        FIRE F293—Special Topics—3 credits
    4. General electives—6 credits
    5. Minimum credits required—69 credits

    * 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 F170—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I—6 credits
        FIRE F101—Principles of Emergency Services—3 credits
        FIRE F105—Fire Prevention—3 credits
        FIRE F107—Strategy and Tactics—3 credits
        FIRE F117—Rescue Practices—3 credits
        FIRE F121—Fire Behavior and Combustion—3 credits
        FIRE F131—Fire Fighter I Series I—3 credits
        FIRE F133—Fire Fighter I Series II—3 credits
        FIRE F135—Fire Fighter I Series III—3 credits
        FIRE F137—Fire Fighter I Series IV—3 credits
        FIRE F202—Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply—3 credits
        FIRE F203—Hazardous Materials Chemistry I—3 credits
        FIRE F206—Building Construction for Fire Protection—3 credits
        FIRE F210—Fire Administration I—3 credits
        FIRE F214—Fire Protection Systems—3 credits
      2. Complete 6 credits from the following major specialty electives:
        FIRE F115—Fire Apparatus and Equipment—3 credits
        FIRE F123—Fire Investigations I—3 credits
        FIRE F151—Wildland Fire Control I—3 credits
        FIRE F205—Hazardous Materials Chemistry II—3 credits
        FIRE F207—Hazardous Materials Technician—3 credits
        FIRE F212—Building and Fire Codes—3 credits
        FIRE F216—Methods of Instruction for Emergency Services Training—3 credits
        FIRE F218—Advanced Rescue Practices—3 credits
        FIRE F232—Fire Fighter II—3 credits
        EMS F261—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician II—3 credits
    4. Minimum credits required—69 credits

    * 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 F231/EMS F257—Arctic Survival—3 credits
        EMS F170—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I—6 credits
        EMS F176—Aeromedical Evacuations in Alaska—1 credit
        FIRE F101—Principles of Emergency Services—3 credits
        FIRE F105—Fire Prevention—3 credits
        FIRE F117—Rescue Practices—3 credits
        FIRE F127—Vessel Safety: Emergency Equipment and Procedures—1 credit
        FIRE F131—Firefighter I, Series I—3 credits
        FIRE F133—Firefighter I, Series II—3 credits
        FIRE F135—Firefighter I, Series III—3 credits
        FIRE F137—Firefighter I, Series IV—3 credits
        FIRE F218—Advanced Rescue Practices—3 credits
        JUST F110—Introduction to Justice—3 credits
        JUST F340—Rural Justice in Alaska—3 credits
        JUST F358—Juvenile Delinquency—3 credits
      2. Complete 9 credits from the following major electives:
        EMS F261—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician II—3 credits
        FIRE F123—Fire Investigations I—3 credits
        FIRE F151—Wildland Fire Control I—3 credits
        FIRE F212—Building and Fire Codes—3 credits
        FIRE F216—Methods of Instruction for Emergency Services Training—3 credits
        JUST F345W—Police Problems—3 credits
        JUST F352—Criminal Law—3 credits
        JUST F354—Procedural Law—3 credits
    4. Minimum credits required—68 credits

    * 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. Complete the following:
        EMS F170—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I—6 credits
        FIRE F131—Firefighter I, Series I—3 credits
        FIRE F133—Firefighter I, Series II—3 credits
        FIRE F135—Firefighter I, Series III—3 credits
        FIRE F137—Firefighter I, Series IV—3 credits
        FIRE F151—Wildland Fire Control I—3 credits
        FIRE F153—Advanced Wildland Firefighter—3 credits
        FIRE F155—Wildland Fire Behavior—3 credits
        FIRE F157—Wildland Air Operations and Safety—3 credits
        FIRE F159—Wildland Fire Operations Function—3 credits
        FIRE F252—Wildland Fire Prevention—3 credits
        FIRE F254—Wildland Fire Finance Function—3 credits
        FIRE F262—Wildland Fire Control II—3 credits
      2. Complete 12 credits from the following major elective courses:
        FIRE F161—Wildland Fire Logistics Function—3 credits
        FIRE F165—Wildland Fire Planning Function—3 credits
        FIRE F216—Methods of Instruction for Emergency Services Training—3 credits
        FIRE F256—Wildland Fire Planning and Multiple Use Management—3 credits
        FIRE F258—Wildland Fuels Management—3 credits
        FIRE F270—Wildland Fire Command Function—3 credits
    4. Minimum credits required—69 credits

    * 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 F131—Firefighter I, Series I—3 credits
      FIRE F133—Firefighter I, Series II—3 credits
      FIRE F135—Firefighter I, Series III—3 credits
      FIRE F137—Firefighter I, Series IV—3 credits
      EMS F170—Emergency Medical Technician I—6 credits
    2. Minimum credits required—18 credits

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