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. 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.
CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.
2020 Paramedic Program Statistics (based on the latest CoAEMSP Annual Report)
|The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam.||100%
|The most recent positive placement rate for graduates. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as 'Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military'. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program||100% (6 out of 6)|
|The most recent retention rate.||85.7% (6 out of 7)|
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
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.
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.
Paramedic Advisory Board
Ex-officio (non-voting) Members
Talis Colberg, College Director, MSCBarbara Coopes, Medical Director, MSCPaul Perry, Paramedic Program Director, MSCTiffani Perry, Clinical Coordinator, KPC/MSC
Lisa Behrens, Simulation Network Coordinator, UAA |COHTim Benningfield, Chugiak FDLezelda Fiebig,Tracey Loscar, Operations Chief, Mat-Su EMSThomas P Meyer, Fire Training Specialist, AFDErich Scheunemann, Assistant Chief, AFDLee Thompson, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Civilian SeatPatricia Vincent, Training Coordinator, Southern Regional EMSCOpen, Current Paramedic Student
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).