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Emergency Services Administration - Emergency Care Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

A degree in emergency services prepares practicing and future emergency service professionals through a program that balances technical skills, critical and ethical thinking, leadership, and effective communication. The department's programs address multiple emergency service educational needs, from professional certifications to degrees.

Online Degree Plan

Total Program Credits: 126

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science ( ES 1150 Community Emergency  Preparedness recommended) 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 28 Credits
  ESFF 1000 Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing 4
or Sufficient Emergency Services work experience  
or ESFF 100A Introduction to Emergency Services (3.0)  
and ESFF 100B Firefighter Physical Ability Testing (1.0)  
  ESEC 1140 Emergency Medical Technician--Basic 9
or ESEC 114A Emergency Medical Technician-Part I (3.0)  
and ESEC 114B Emergency Medical Technician-Part II (4.0)  
and ESEC 114C Emergency Medical Technician-Part III (2.0)  
  ESMG 310G Introduction to Homeland Security 3
  ESMG 3150 Principles of Management for the Emergency Services 3
  ESMG 3600 Psychology of Emergency Services 3
  ESMG 4600 Public Administration for the Emergency Services 3
  ESMG 4650 Emergency Services Capstone 3
Elective Requirements: 32 Credits
  Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved courses. 15
  Any courses 1000 or higher 17
Emphasis Requirements: 31 Credits
Choose one of the following two options for 31 credits: 31
Student/Non-Affiliated Option   
  ESEC 3110 Paramedic I (5.0)  
  ESEC 3120 Paramedic I Lab (3.0)  
  ESEC 3130 Paramedic II (7.0)  
  ESEC 3140 Paramedic III (4.0)  
  ESEC 4110 Paramedic IV (6.0)  
  ESEC 4120 Paramedic Clinical Concepts (6.0)  
Paramedic/Affiliated Option   
  ESMG 481R Emergency Services Internship (1.0) 1  
  ESMG 491R Topics in Cardiology and Medical Trends (1.0) 2  
  ESMG 492R Topics in Trauma and Pharmacology (1.0) 3  
  ESMG 493R Topics in Medical Litigation (1.0) 4  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 126 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above, with completion of each Emergency Services class with a "C-" or higher.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
Footnotes:
1-Repeatable for a maximum of 15 credits.
2-Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.
3-Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.
4-Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ESFF 1000* Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing 4
ESEC 1140 or ESEC 114A and ESEC 114B and ESEC 114C Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or Emergency Medical Technician-Part I and Emergency Medical Technician-Part II and Emergency Medical Technician-Part III 9
ENGL 1010   Introduction to Writing 3
  Semester total: 16
Note: *Choose one of the following, ESFF 1000 or Sufficient Emergency Services work experience or ESFF 100A and ESFF 100B  
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 or STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 1090 Quantitative Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra or Introduction to Statistics or Introduction to Statistics with Algebra or College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries or College Algebra for Business 3
Fine Arts Any approved Fine Arts course 3
Social Behavioral  Any approved Behavioral Science course 3
American Institution Any approved American Institution course 3
ESFF 2100 Introduction to Emergency Services Leadership 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing- Hum/Social Science or  Intermediate Writing- Science/Technology 3
BIOL 1010 General Biology (recommended for Biology Distribution) 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
Humanities Any approved Humanities course 3
Physical Science Any approved Physical Science course 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
ZOOL 1090   Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (recommended for 3rd Science Distribution) 3
Elective Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved courses 6
Elective Any courses 1000 or higher  5
  Semester total: 17
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ESEC 3110   Paramedic I 5
ESEC 3120   Paramedic I Lab 3
ESEC 3130   Paramedic II 7
ESEC 3140   Paramedic III 4
  Semester total: 19
Note: Choose one of the following two options for 31 credits--Student /Non-Affiliated Option, (ESEC 3110, ESEC 3120, ESEC 3130, ESEC 3140, ESEC 4110, and ESEC 4120) or Paramedic/Affiliated Option, (ESMG 481R for 15 credits, ESMG 491R for 6 credits, ESMG 492R for 6 credits, and ESMG 493R for 4 credits)  
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ESEC 4110 Paramedic IV 6
ESEC 4120 Paramedic Clinical Concepts 6
  Semester total: 12
Note: Choose one of the following two options for 31 credits--Student /Non-Affiliated Option, (ESEC 3110, ESEC 3120, ESEC 3130, ESEC 3140, ESEC 4110, and ESEC 4120) or Paramedic/Affiliated Option, (ESMG 481R for 15 credits, ESMG 491R for 6 credits, ESMG 492R for 6 credits, and ESMG 493R for 4 credits)  
     
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ESMG 310G   Introduction to Homeland Security 3
ESMG 3150 Principles of Management for the Emergency Services 3
Elective Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved courses 3
Elective  Any courses 1000 or higher  6
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ESMG 3600 Psychology of Emergency Services 3
ESMG 4600 Public Administration for the Emergency Services 3
ESMG 4650 Emergency Services Capstone 3
Elective Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved courses 3
Elective Any courses 1000 or higher  6
  Semester total: 18
  Degree total: 126

Department

Name:

Emergency Services

Location:

ES 217

Telephone:

801-863-7798

Email:

emsa@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/esa/

Chair:

Gary Noll

 
 

Mission Statement

The Emergency Services Department at Utah Valley University prepares practicing and future emergency service professionals through a program that balances technical skills, critical and ethical thinking, leadership, and effective communication. The department's programs address multiple emergency service educational needs, from professional certifications to degrees.

Degree programs and individual courses are designed to meet both state and national professional requirements, including those established by the Utah Fire Services Certification Council, the Utah Labor Commission, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), the National Fire Academy (NFA), and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).

 
 

Emergency Services

  • Department Chair: Gary Noll
  • Office: ES 202a
  • Telephone: 801-863-7741
  • Email:  Gary.Noll@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Support: Patty Perkes
  • Office: ES 202
  • Telephone: 801-863-7753
  • Email: patty.perkes@uvu.edu
  • Recruit Candidate Academy: Andy Byrnes
  • Office: ES 141
  • Telephone: 801-863-7721
  • Email:  byrnesan@uvu.edu
  • Paramedic/EMT: Steve Allred
  • Office: ES 119
  • Telephone: 801-863-7730
  • Email:  sallred@uvu.edu
  • Wildland Firefighting: Dan Cather
  • Office: FS 205
  • Telephone: 801-863-7423
  • Email:  catherda@uvu.edu
  • Institute for Emergency Services and Homeland Security: John Fisher
  • Office: ES 120
  • Telephone: 801-863-7732
  • Email:  john.fisher@uvu.edu

 

Advisors:

  • Bonnie Lamb
  • Office: ES 217
  • Telephone: 801-863-7798
  • Email: emsa@uvu.edu

Web: www.uvu.edu/esa


 
 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Federal Emergency Management Agency

State, County and Municipal Fire Departments

The United States Department of Defense

State, County and Municipal Police Departments

The United States Department of Homeland Security

State, County and Municipal Emergency Management Departments

Federal Fire and Emergency Service Agencies

Private Industries to include the Insurance Industry

Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

Public and Private Lose Preventions Positions

 Employment Outlook

Profession

Positions (Nationally)

Median Income

Emergency Manager

10,500+*

$70,500*

Law Enforcement

839,500+*

$61,600*

Fire and Rescue

344,700+*

$48,030*

Fire Inspectors and Investigators

15,000+*

$56,130*

*Current employment/salary statistics according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Class Scheduling

Emergency Services classes are scheduled to meet the needs of traditional students and firefighters working various shift assignments. During each semester, classes are offered during the day, afternoons, evenings, weekends, and online. For more information, call (801) 863-7798, or check our web page at www.uvu.edu/esa .

Program Requirements for Enrollment-Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy (RCA)

Recruit Candidate Academy courses include ESFF 250A and 250B. Enrollment is done by means of a program application process. Prior to enrollment students must:

  1. Complete all UVU admission requirements
  2. Complete ESFF 1000 with a grade of C- or higher
  3. Complete ESFF 1120 with a grade of C- or higher
  4. Be NREMT certified or complete an EMT course through UVU or another recognized agency/institution
  5. Show English and math competency through test scores or course completion: complete ENGH 1000 and MAT 0950 with C- grades or higher OR test into ENGL 1010 and MAT 1000 or higher
  6. Be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license
  7. Meet with an Emergency Services advisor for application

Certificate of Completion: Firefighter Recruit Candidate 

Complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C- or higher:

  • ESEC 114A, ESEC 114B, and ESEC 114C--Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (9.0 Credits)
  • ESFF 1000 Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing (4.0 Credits)
  • ESFF 1120 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival (3.0 Credits)
  • ESFF 250A Recruit Candidate Academy I (8.0 Credits)
  • ESFF 250B Recruit Candidate Academy II (8.0 Credits)

Must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0

CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of courses for the Recruit Candidate Academy certificate, students will be certified at the Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations levels through the Utah Fire Service Certification System. Students are required to complete an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic level course. EMT certification is not required to complete RCA.

Program Requirements for Enrollment—Paramedic

Paramedic courses include ESEC 3110, ESEC 3120, ESEC 3130, ESEC 3140, ESEC 4110, and ESEC 4120. Enrollment is done by means of a program application process. Prior to enrollment students must:

  1. Complete Anatomy and Physiology (transfer credit accepted) with a grade of C or higher: ZOOL 1090 (requires BIOL 1010 as a pre-req) or ZOOL 2320 and 2420 with labs (requires BIOL 1610 and CHEM 1110  as pre-reqs).
  2. Meet the English requirement: Completion of ENGH 1000 with C- grade or higher, or placement into ENGH 1010 or higher (valis test scores).
  3. Meet the Math requirement: Completion of MAT 0950 with a grade of C- or higher, or placment into MAT 1000 or higher (valid test scores).
  4. Have Utah EMT certification that is valid through the end of the second semester of the program.
  5. Have current CPR certification.
  6. Successful completion of criminal background requirements (UVU and State of Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical  Services).
  7. Be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
  8. Have current vaccinations as required by Utah Bureau of EMS.
  9. Have current TB test results as required by Utah Bureau of EMS.
  10. Obtain a current physical examination.
  11. Complete UVU paramedic application process and be accepted to the program.

Program Requirements for Enrollment—Paramedic

Complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C- or higher:

  • ESEC 3110 Paramedic I (5.0 Credits)
  • ESEC 3120 Paramedic I Lab (3.0 Credits)
  • ESEC 3130 Paramedic II (7.0 Credits)
  • ESEC 3140 Paramedic III (4.0 Credits)
  • ESEC 4110 Paramedic IV (6.0 Credits)
  • ESEC 4120 Paramedic Clinical Concepts (6.0 Credits)

Must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.

CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of courses for the paramedic certificate of completion at UVU, students will receive all or part of the following certifications/certificates: Certificate of Completion – UVU Paramedic, Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Hazardous Materials Awareness (eligible for state testing), Law Enforcement First Responder (LEFR), Fundamentals of Airway.

NATIONAL REGISTRY CERTIFICATION: Students will NOT automatically be recommended for the National Registry exams. Recommendation requires a minimum 3.0 GPA for all UVU paramedic courses.

Students may earn only one Associate in Applied Science Degree in Emergency Services that is posted to the UVU transcript.

Faculty

Steven Allred(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, B.S., Public Emergency Services Management, Utah Valley University; A.A.S., Emergency Care and Rescue, Weber State University; M.Ed., Instructional Design, Utah State University.

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Rodger Broome(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.S., Psychology, B.S., Psychology, Utah Valley University; M.A., Ph.D., Psychology, Saybrook University.

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Andrew Byrnes(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, B.S., Public Emergency Services Management, Utah Valley University; M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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John Fisher(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



B.A., French and Journalism, M.A., Communications, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Educational Administration, University of Alberta.

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Steve Holley(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



B.A., Economics, M.P.A., Public Administration, D.A. (ABD), Economics, Public Administration, Idaho State University.

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Chris Lindquist(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



B.S., Behavioral Science, University of Utah; M.B.A., Healthcare Administration, Westminster College; Ph.D. (ABD),Organizational Leadership, Grand Canyon University's College of Doctoral Studies.

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Jeff Maxfield(1989)

Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Utah Valley University; B.S., Business Administration, University of Phoenix; M.P.A., Public Administration, Brigham Young University; Ed.D., Adult Education/Curriculum & Instruction, Utah State University.

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Kevin McCarthy(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Utah Valley University; B.A., Criminal Justice, Columbia College; M.P.A., Public Administration, Brigham Young University; EdD (ABD), Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Liberty University

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Margaret Mittelman(2003)

Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Community Health, Utah Valley University; B.S., Psychology, Utah Valley State College; M.Ed., Utah State University.

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Gary Noll(1997)

Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Department Chair, Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Community College of the Air Force; B.S., Technology Management (Fire Science Specialty), Utah Valley University; M.Ed., Utah State University.

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Eric Russell(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Community College of the Air Force; B.S., Management-Fire Science, University of Phoenix; M.B.A., Grantham University; M.S., Executive Fire Service Leadership, Ed.D., Organization Leadership,0 Grand Canyon University.

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Careers

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