Arctic Skills

College of Rural Alaska
Industrial and Service Technology Division
(907) 455-2889

Minor only

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The minor in arctic skills is designed for anyone who lives and works in a northern climate and wishes to learn to cope with the outdoor arctic environment.

Students who complete this minor also earn a state of Alaska EMT I certificate and may prepare to take the FAA written exam for partial fulfillment of the private pilot certificate requirements.


  1. Complete the following:
    AVTY 100--Private Pilot Ground School (4)
    or AVTY 111--Fundamentals of Aviation (3) 3-4
    AVTY 231--Arctic Survival (3)
    or EMS 257--Arctic Survival (3) 3 credits
    EMS 170--EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I 6 credits
    Approved electives* 3-4
  2. Minimum credits required 15

    * Approved by program manager.