Paramedic Program

Paramedic Students training in ambulance bayOverview

The paramedic program at Mat-Su College offers a diversified educational experience designed to develop strong field provider skills, as well as management and leadership training among other EMS members. This experience-based learning program involves comprehensive classroom lecture, practical skills training, and real world clinical experiences in the pre-hospital and hospital environments.

Students can attend 100% in person or online with occasional site visits to Mat-Su College each semester for one-week lab intensives. This is the only online program in Alaska and is designed for students who live outside the Mat-Su Valley. All paramedic students have the opportunity to train in a state of the art facility with live ambulance bay and simulation technology. The paramedic program offers an Associate of Applied Science through University of Alaska Anchorage. The successful student will become a Nationally Registered Paramedic with the ability to function as a team member on an advanced life support ambulance.

 

Paramedic Program Statistics 

National Registry Written Exam
100% pass rate
91% pass on first attempt
National Registry Psychomotor Exam 100% pass rate
 Program Completion 70% program completion
 Positive Placement 100% of graduates find work as Paramedics

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) 

Admission

Applying to the Paramedical Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is a two-step process.

  1. Apply to UAA
    All prospective students must apply to the AAS by choosing the Anchorage campus within the University application for admission. Students must choose Anchorage as their admission campus regardless of which Outreach Site they attend. All applicants will be admitted to pre-major status initially.
  2. Apply to Full-major Status
    After completing prerequisite courses, apply to the competitive Paramedical Technology program by the program deadline.

Advising

Academic advising is crucial when considering paramedicine as an area of study. The AAS in Paramedical Technology is a competitive program offering a limited number of spaces to qualified students. Mat-Su College advisors are available year-round to explain the different options and guide students in selecting appropriate prerequisite courses.

Outcomes of the Paramedic Program

  • Learn how to provide pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients.
  • Learn to assess and manage patients with emergency medical needs.
  • Train with the latest technology in classrooms, collaborative training events at local and regional hospitals, and during a preceptor internship with local ambulance services.

Careers

Pursuing a career as a paramedic is a rewarding choice.

Paramedics play an important role in every community, here in Alaska, in other states, and around the world.

Paramedics are an integral part of the front line team of health care professionals who save lives and provide for the public safety of the community. 

In essence, a Paramedic is able to provide care on a level that is at the same level as an emergency room.

Paramedics provide advanced treatment while EMT's do basic-level life support like bandaging, airway management, and CPR.

Learn about career prospects in this field

Accreditation

The Associate of Applied Science Paramedic program exceeds Alaska and National standards.

We are regionally accredited by: the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program.

The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Professions (CoAEMSP).

CAAHEP
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158,  Clearwater, FL 33763
Ph:  727-210-2350
COAEMSP
CoAEMSP
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088
Ph:  214-703-8445
Fax 214-703-8992

Paramedic Program statistics for Kenai Peninsula College are also available online.