Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)

Courses

EMT A110 Emergency Trauma Technician 3 Credits

Alaska State certified basic emergency medical course beyond advanced first aid. Emphasizes prevention, assessment, and care of injury and illness commonly encountered in both urban and rural settings.
Registration Restrictions: Must provide evidence of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training at the Health Care Provider or Basic Life Support level prior to course conclusion.

EMT A130 Emergency Medical Technician I 8 Credits

Presents skills for proficiency in victim assessment, recognition, and treatment of medical emergencies and other basic life support procedures. May include practicum experience in hospitals, emergency rooms or other sites. Provides the necessary training to become state or nationally registered as an EMT, which is optional.
Special Note: Students must have the strength to be able to move victims, sufficient vision to assess condition of victims and dexterity to perform the skills application procedures.
Registration Restrictions: Provide evidence of CPR training at the professional provider level. A valid CPR credential includes CPR cards, course rosters or a letter from the CPR instructor attesting to the applicant's successful completion of a CPR program and indicating the course included adult, child and infant CPR and AED utilization. Restriction may be waived with instructor approval.

Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Reading Comp with a score of 065 or WRTG A111 or concurrent enrollment or PRPE A107 or concurrent enrollment or WRTG A110 or concurrent enrollment.

EMT A230 Emergency Medical Technician II 3 Credits

Provides the EMT I with added skills of advanced airway, specialized tourniquets, and intravenous treatment.
Special Note: Students desiring Alaska certification must pass, within one year after completing the education program, the written and practical examination for Emergency Medical Technician II administered by Community Health and Emergency Medical Services (CHEMS). In order to obtain a State of Alaska EMT II certification, the student must obtain a CHEMS-approved physician sponsor.
Registration Restrictions: Must be certified as a State of Alaska EMT I or Nationally Registered EMT-Basic (comity is required). Current health care provider CPR card; documentation of 10 patient contacts since becoming a certified EMT and a DHSS-approved sponsoring physician.

Prerequisites: EMT A130.

EMT A231 Emergency Medical Technician III 3 Credits

Emphasizes knowledge and skills necessary to apply electrodes and monitor cardiac activity, defibrillate life-threatening arrhythmias, and administer specific pharmacological agents.
Special Note: Students desiring Alaska certification must pass, within one year after completing the education program, the written and practical examination for Emergency Medical Technician III administered by the Community Health and Emergency Medical Services (CHEMS).
Registration Restrictions: Currently certified in Alaska as an EMT II, documented 10 patient contacts and 10 intravenous sticks.

Prerequisites: EMT A130 and EMT A230.