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Emergency ServicesThe UAF Community and Technical College offers a two-year associate of applied science degree in Emergency Service. The program provides a unique learning environment where students can obtain classroom education, hands-on training and practical vocational experience through local fire and rescue organizations.

The program offers students a fundamental working knowledge of the various aspects of municipal fire, wildland fire, emergency medical services, hazardous materials control, and public safety. A large pool of instructors provides a high level of technical expertise on a variety of specialty emergency services.

The primary goal of this program is to make our students the most attractive candidates for job openings and promotions within the fire service and related fields. The program has an extremely successful placement rate for our graduates, and it is one of the top fifteen programs in the country in terms of number of degrees conferred.

Training/Career Opportunities

The UAF Community and Technical College Emergency Services program has a great success rate for placing graduates in a variety of emergency service related careers across the state of Alaska. Part of that success is due to the partnership the program has with local fire and rescue organizations. These organizations provide students with practical vocational experience and hands-on training that is crucial to the students' future career success. Local organizations include the Ester Volunteer Fire Dept., Chena Goldstream Volunteer Fire Dept., North Pole Fire/Ambulance Service, North Star Volunteer Fire Dept., Steese Area Volunteer Fire Dept., and the University Fire Department.

Degree Requirements

Associate degrees in municipal fire control, wildland fire control, hazardous materials control, emergency medical services, and public safety are offered. Many of our courses are offered on the weekends or in the evenings so as to accommodate working students, in particular, those that are already in the emergency services profession.

A Bachelor of Technology degree is also available for students who wish to expand their vocational/technical education into a four year program. The program gives students further education in areas such as business, along with specific electives that are approved by and advisor.

Admissions Requirements

To gain entry into the program, students must fill out a UAF Undergraduate Application for Admission, available at the UAF Community and Technical College located at 604 Barnette St., The CTC office at University Park, or from the Office of Admissions in Signers Hall on the UAF campus. The form is also available online from the Office of Admissions. There is a $40 non-refundable application fee. Students entering the A.A.S. Emergency Services degree will be required to take an English/Mathematics placement test such as the COMPASS examination. The test is available through the UAF Community and Technical College Student Assistance Center. Contact our Student Assistance Center at 455-2851 or UAF-CTC@alaska.edu for more information. 

Once accepted into the program, you will have an academic advisor that will work with you to help you select your classes. In addition, our Student Assistance Center offers counseling and assistance with financial aid, tutoring, college "survival" skills and more. At the UAF Community and Technical College, we are here to help guide you on the road to success!

Contact Information:

John George, Coordinator
Emergency Services Program
UAF Community and Technical College
P.O. Box 758120
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
phone: (907) 455-2879
email: jgeorge@alaska.edu

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