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Degree & Certificate Options

Degree Options

Emergency Service Administration, BAS
Emergency Management & Planning, AGS
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Earn a Bachelor's Degree at PPSC

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is a fully accredited Bachelor's program taught by industry professionals working to prepare future emergency service leaders. Students that hold an approved associate degree can complete their bachelor's degree in 2 years at a community college price.

BAS in Emergency Service Administration

The BAS Emergency Service Administration degree offers a comprehensive educational program to prepare a new generation of leaders in the field of emergency services in both governmental agencies and private sectors. Students will obtain a well-rounded learning experience and training related to proactive strategic planning for disaster prevention and reduction. The curriculum blends theoretical perspectives with professional practice necessary to enhance resiliency for communities and leverage capabilities and resources to deal with emergency situations.

Students will learn how to tackle crises requiring multi-agency collaboration and coordination activities. Additionally, the curriculum provides the foundation and skills for professionals in emergency services to advance into a leadership position and practice proactive leadership in unpredictable and catastrophic situations to minimize risk to responders and the public.

Sample Academic Plan for Full-Time Student*

*Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor

Semester 1

Course & Credit Hours

ESA 3000 Leadership for Emergency Executives (3)

ESA 3005 Crisis Communication and Public Relations (3)

BUS 2017 Business Communications (3)

ENV 1010 Natural Disasters (3)

MAT 1260 Introduction to Statistics (3)

Total 15 Credit Hours

 

Semester 2

Course & Credit Hours

ESA 3010 Emergency Public Information and Media Training  (3)

ESA 3015 Elements of Emergency Service Administration (3)

ESA 3020 Designing Safer Communities (4)

SOC 2018 Sociology of Diversity (3)

Total 13 Credit Hours

 

Semester 3 (Summer)

Course & Credit Hours

ESA 3025 Public Policy and Practical Application in Emergency Services (3)

ESA 3030 Budget & Planning Fundamentals for Emergency Admin. (3)

POS 1025 American State & Local Government (3)

Total 9 Credit Hours

 

Semester 4

Course & Credit Hours

ESA 4000 Personnel Management in Emergency Service Agencies (3)

ESA 4005 Public Health in Complex Emergencies (4)

ESA 4010 Terrorism, Threat, & Risk Analysis (3)

ESA 4015 Tactical Planning, Response and Recovery (4)

Total 14 Credit Hours

 

Semester 5

Course & Credit Hours

ESA 4020 Research & Design for Emergency Administration (3)

ESA 4089 Emergency Service Capstone (6)

Total 9 Credit Hours

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Associate of General Studies - Emergency Management & Planning

The 2-year course offering schedule is intended to be used as a general planning tool. Course offerings may change. Contact an advisor for more information.

Sample Academic Plan for Full-Time Student*

*Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor

Semester 1

(Course & Credit Hours)

ENG 1021 English Composition I (3) 

MAT 1240 Mathematics fo Liberal Arts (4)

Social & Behavioral Sciences (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Total 16 Credit Hours

 

Semester 2

(Course & Credit Hours)

ENG 1022 English Composition II (3)

Natural and Physical Sciences (4)

Arts and Humanities (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Total 16 Credit Hours

 

Semester 3

(Course & Credit Hours)

CRJ 1025 Policing Systems (3)

FST 1002 Principles of Emergency Services (3)

EMP 1001 Principles of Emergency Management (3)

PSM 1037 Introduction to Mitigation (3)

PSM 2000 National Incident Management System (3)

Total 15 Credit Hours 

 

Semester 4

(Course & Credit Hours)

CRJ 2020 Human Relations & Social Conflict (3)

EMP 1005 Emergency Planning (3)

EMP 1006 Exercise Evaluation and Design (3)

EMP 1007 Emergency Operations Centers & Communications (3)

EMP 109 Incident Command Systems (3)

Total 15 Credit Hours 

 

 

 

Teresa Ward

teresa.ward@pikespeak.edu

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