Our department provides our students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist them in attaining a job in Emergency Services, or if already employed, to give them the knowledge, skills and abilities to advance in their careers. Our ultimate goal is to develop professional emergency services personnel and emergency leaders of the future.
The Platform for Academic Development combines the strengths of the current undergraduate programs for Emergency Services Administration, Fire Science, and allows for collaborative efforts with the Criminal Justice, Computer, Information Systems, and other existing academic programs.
The Emergency Services Administration degree (pdf) prepares individuals for management careers in Public Protection. Recently restructured, this degree meets the needs of several disciplines within the public arena and focuses on management principles for public administration, with particular emphasis in emergency service delivery. This degree is also available through on-line delivery and is being marketed nation-wide.
The Associate of Science-Fire Science and Associate of Applied Science-Fire Science programs provide skill development and proficiency in three specialty areas: Fire Officer, Firefighter/Paramedic, and Wildland Firefighter. These specialties provide the skills necessary to obtain employment and function within the fire and emergency medical service delivery disciplines.