Aerie Backcountry Medicine

This online registration form allows you to register and pay for your class in one easy step. The down payment for this course is required to complete registration (payment information will be collected at the end of the form).

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Course Information:


Missoula, MT

Jan 2, 2024 - Jan 20, 2024


Course Details:

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are the foundation of pre-hospital medical care in the United States. EMTs gain access to and assess patients, control bleeds, stabilize fractures, administer some medications, package patients and deliver them to higher levels of care. Aerie's EMT course prepares our students for this field with in-depth, interactive lectures and realistic, challenging scenarios. This course is offered for 5 University of Montana credits for an additional $155 fee paid directly to the university.

Week 1: Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 6pm each day.
Weeks 2 & 3: Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm each day.
Class will be in session on Monday, January 15th on Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Saturday, January 20th is scheduled as the practical examination day no other class sessions are planned over the weekends.

Location:  Missoula, MT.  Missoula College (1205 E Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59802), exact classroom number TDB.

$1,850. This tuition includes the practical EMT test fees and most course supplies. A deposit of $1,000 is due at the time of registration. Aerie accepts alternate sources of funding such as AmeriCorps, G.I. Bill® and we do offer payment plans.

Room and board are not available through Aerie for this course.  However, for those looking for more information about Missoula and some potential accommodations, please see this Welcome To Missoula document.  
Students are required to obtain the EMT textbook used for this course. It can be new, used, PDF or rented and the accompanying workbook is up to you but it is not required by Aerie Backcountry Medicine.
"Prehospital Emergency Care (11 Edition)"- Joseph Mistovich.
ISBN-13: 978-0134704456
ISBN-10: 0134704452
Important Note: Students should not use previous versions of this textbook as critical curriculum items are medically outdated.
This course can be intense and requires preparation before the first day. We encourage to get their textbook as often as possible and begin reading the first several chapters of the text.  Those sections will still be covered in class, however, starting these sections will improve student success.

Students must be 18 years of age or older by the completion of class; younger students may take the class with prior written approval but must be 18 within two years of course completion to take the National Registry exams.

Aerie Backcountry Medicine works diligently to have our students complete supplementary clinical observations as part of this educational process.  These opportunities are limited to the varied availability of our clinical sites (local ambulance, fire department, and hospitals).     This document contains more detailed information about the immunization & records.

This document contains detailed information and how-to steps for obtaining your Self-Query results.

An information packet with all the course details will be emailed to every student before the course begins. Please be sure that your email is current and working. Be advised that this packet is sent from our database and does have a tendency to go to the junk or spam folder. Be sure to check both places if your packet is not in your inbox.
If you have any questions for concerns, please feel free to contact Aerie Backcountry Medicine at 406-542-9972 or

If you would like to use your exisiting AmeriCorp Awards for this course, please follow the link above. Otherwise, continue below.

Looking for more?

Consider being a student on our Semester in Wilderness Medicine (SWM) programs.

These semester programs include EMT and Wilderness EMT education, along with a host of other professional level certifications and experiences. Click here to learn more.

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