Aerie Backcountry Medicine

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This course type allows you utilize your AmeriCorps Awards.

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Course Information:

Wilderness EMT

Missoula, MT

Feb 11, 2025 - Apr 26, 2025


Course Details:

Wilderness EMTs take foundational EMT skills into austere locations, with hazardous environments and limited resources. Wilderness EMTs are taught to adapt to these challenges with numerous extensive, realistic scenarios and case studies. Upon successful completion of course requirements, students are eligible for the National Registry EMT and the State of Montana EMT certifications.

The Wilderness EMT course is offered for 3 upper-division University of Montana credits for an additional $155. This fee is paid directly to the University of Montana. We can provide credit request forms upon request.

Schedule: This 11-week course will run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening from 5:15pm-9:30pm with four field-based weekends running from 8am-6pm. The weekend course session will be all day on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 6pm. All sessions are required.

Weekend dates are:
February 24-25
March 9-10
March 30-31
April 6-7

The week of Spring Break (as determined by Missoula County Public Schools and University of Montana) will not have any class sessions.

Location: Missoula, MT. Class will be in Missoula College (1205 E Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59802), room 240. The weekend sessions will be within a short distance from Missoula (approx. 20-40 minute driving time).

Cost:$3,000.00. A deposit of $1,000 is required at the time of registration. You can use alternate sources of funding such as AmeriCorps or G.I. Bill® and we do offer payment plans.

Housing: Room and board are not provided or included in the course cost.

Prerequisites: This course is intensive and does require preparation before the first day. Students must be 18 years of age or older; younger students may take the class with approval but must be 18 within two years of course completion to take the National Registry Examination.

Textbook: Students are required to purchase the EMT textbook for this course. 

More information with all the course details will be emailed to each student before the course begins. Please be sure that your email is current and working.

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