Arctic Skills

College of Rural and Community Development
Industrial and Service Technology Division

Minor only

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 EMTI certificate and may prepare to take the FAA written exam for partial fulfillment of the private pilot certificate requirements.


  1. Complete the following:
    AVTY F100—Private Pilot Ground School (4)
         or AVTY F111—Fundamentals of Aviation (3)—3 – 4 credits
    AVTY F231—Arctic Survival (3)
         or EMS F257—Arctic Survival (3)—3 credits
    EMS F170—EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I—6 credits
    Approved electives*—3 – 4 credits
  2. Minimum credits required—15 credits

* Approved by program manager.