Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course


Mat-Su College offers the EMT I Course through the Paramedic Program for non-degree and degree-seeking students. EMT I is one of the prerequisite courses for the Paramedic degree program. All Paramedic courses at Mat-Su College are comprised of hands-on, experiential-based learning modules, so students enter the workforce ready to provide critical care for patients.

The EMT program at MSC focuses on technical knowledge, crisis management techniques, team leadership skills, and communication strategies, so students are qualified to respond in real-life situations. EMT's are certified through the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. 

Program Details

The EMT I course at Mat-Su College provides high-tech simulations with EMS and Paramedic teams, allowing students to respond to 911 calls, spend time on life support ambulance crews, interact with patients in crisis, and perform supervised EMT skills. 

Blended course option allows students to attend online lectures with the benefit of face-to-face discussions with Paramedic faculty and lab instructors.

Outcomes of the EMT I Course

The successful EMT student will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Provide quality patient care under stress in critical situations
  • Pass the NREMT certification exam
Dates, times, and locations of EMT courses are listed at UAOnline and on the UAA Course Schedule.

-Filter by Semester (Spring 2022), Campus (UAA - Matanuska-Susitna), and Subject (EMT).

Consider Mat-Su College for your EMT education - hurry, class size is limited to retain quality!



Pursuing a career as an EMT is a rewarding choice.

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

EMT's 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, an EMT is able to perform basic-level life support such as bandaging, airway management, and CPR. is able to provide care on a level that is at the same level as an emergency room.

Learn about career prospects in this field


The EMT I Course 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 EMT I Course through the Paramedic Program at Mat-Su College 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).

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