College of Rural and Community Development
Community and Technical College

A.A.S. Degree

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Minimum Requirements for Degree: 69-73 credits

The Community and Technical College paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for EMS Professions, 1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350.

The emergency medical services program offers excellent instruction, clinical experience, state-of-the-art simulation labs and practical vocational experience for the student seeking to become a paramedic. Upon completion of the paramedicine program, students will be able to take the national paramedic exam. After receiving national certification, students can apply for a paramedic license through the Alaska State Medical Board.

An application must be completed for admission into the paramedicine program. Applications are reviewed by the program's medical director and advisory board.

Applicants must have a current EMT basic certification (or have completed EMS F170--Emergency Medical Technician I), and have completed HLTH F114--Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology.

Major -- A.A.S. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following:*
    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 F213X--Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
          and BIOL F214X--Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)--4-8 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--69-73 credits

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