Please note: The Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education and in Elementary Education, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Early Childhood and in Elementary Education, the Graduate Certificate in Special Education (K-12) initial licensure track, the Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education initial licensure track no longer hold specialized accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as of December 31, 2018.

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Communications voluntarily withdrew from specialized accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Fire and Emergency Services Technology

Allied Health Science Building (AHS), Room 148, (907) 786-6476
Fire and Emergency Services degree description web page.

The fire and emergency services technology program provides entry-level knowledge and skills for students planning a career in emergency services as well as providing for career advancement and professional development of current firefighters.

It may take more than two years to complete the Associate of Applied Science degree. The program has a technical core which follows the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model core curriculum for two-year degree programs. The technical core consists of courses in principles of emergency services, building construction, fire prevention, safety and survival, protection systems, and fire behavior and combustion. Each student must complete the technical core as well as MATH A105 or GER Quantitative Skills course, a natural science with lab, and remaining UAA AAS General Course Requirements. The student also completes courses from a variety of program electives.

For baccalaureate degree options, contact the Fire and Emergency Services Technology Department.

Program of Study

Associate of Applied Science


Thomas Meyer, Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator,