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Emergency Services Administration - Emergency Management 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.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  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 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 3200 Health and Safety Program Management 3
  ESMG 3250 Managing Emergency Medical Services 3
  ESMG 4500 Customer Service and Marketing for the Emergency Services 3
  ESMG 4650 Emergency Services Capstone 3
Elective Requirement: 32 Credits
  Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved courses. 15
  Any courses 1000 or higher 17
Emphasis Requirements: 25 Credits
Complete 25 credits from the following: 25
  ESMG 3150 Public Program Administration (3.0)  
  ESMG 3300 Master Planning for Public Emergency Services (3.0)  
  ESMG 3350 Analytical Research Approaches to Public Emergency Services (3.0)  
  ESMG 3400 Critical Infrastructure Protection (3.0)  
  ESMG 3600 Psychology of Emergency Services (3.0)  
  ESMG 4150 Humanitarian Services and Disaster Relief (3.0)  
  ESMG 4200 Disaster Response and the Public (3.0)  
  ESMG 425G Crisis and Disaster Management (3.0)  
  ESMG 4400 Legal Considerations for the Emergency Services (3.0)  
  ESMG 445G Human Factors in Emergency Management (3.0)  
  ESMG 4550 Principles of Disaster and Emergency Management (3.0)  
  ESMG 4600 Public Administration and Emergency Management (3.0)  
  ESMG 489R Special Topics in Emergency Management (1.0) 1  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 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.
Footnote
1-May be repeated for a maximum of 6 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.

Flexible delivery options (e.g., online, hybrid, live interactive, evening, weekend, education centers) are available for this degree. These vary by semester. Please check the Schedule of Classes for the semester you plan to enroll.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ESFF 1000* Introduction to Emergency Services 4
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Elective Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved course 6
Humanities Any approved Humanities course 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 MATH 1040 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1090

Quantitative Reasoning or Introduction to Statistics or College Algebra 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
Elective Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved course  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
Biology Any approved Biology course 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personnel Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
Elective Any courses 1000 or higher  3
Physical Science Any approved Physical Science course 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
3rd Science Any approved Physical Science or Biology course 3
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
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ESMG 310G Introduction to Homeland Security 3
ESMG 3200 Health and Safety Program Management 3
ESMG 4500 Customer Service and Marketing for Em Serv 3
Elective Any courses 1000 or higher  6
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ESMG 3250  Managing Emergency Medical Services  3
Elective Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved courses 6
Elective Any ESMG approved course 6
  Semester total: 15
Notes: ESMG 3150 Public Program Administration, ESMG 3300 Master Planning for Public Emerg. Services, ESMG 3350 Analytical Research Approaches to Public ES, ESMG 3400, Critical Infrastructure Protection, ESMG 3600, Psychology of Emergency Services, ESMG 4150, Humanitarian Services and Disaster Relief, ESMG 4200 Disaster Response, ESMG 4400 Legal Considerations for the Emerg. Services, ESMG 445G Human Factors in Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 4550 Principles of Disaster and Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 4600 Public Administration and Emergency Mgmt
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective Any ESMG approved course 12
Elective Any courses 1000 or higher  4
  Semester total: 16
Notes: ESMG 3150 Public Program Administration, ESMG 3300 Master Planning for Public Emerg. Services, ESMG 3350 Analytical Research Approaches to Public ES, ESMG 3400, Critical Infrastructure Protection, ESMG 3600, Psychology of Emergency Services, ESMG 4150, Humanitarian Services and Disaster Relief, ESMG 4200 Disaster Response and the Public, ESMG 425G Crisis and Disaster Management, ESMG 4400 Legal Considerations for the Emerg. Services, ESMG 445G Human Factors in Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 4550 Principles of Disaster and Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 4600 Public Administration and Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 489R Special Topics in Emergency Management (6 credits)
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ESMG 4650 Emergency Services Capstone 3
Elective  Any courses 1000 or higher  4
Elective Any ESMG approved course 7
  Semester total: 14
Notes: ESMG 3150 Public Program Administration, ESMG 3300 Master Planning for Public Emerg. Services, ESMG 3350 Analytical Research Approaches to Public ES, ESMG 3400, Critical Infrastructure Protection, ESMG 3600, Psychology of Emergency Services, ESMG 4150, Humanitarian Services and Disaster Relief, ESMG 4200 Disaster Response and the Public, ESMG 425G Crisis and Disaster Management, ESMG 4400 Legal Considerations for the Emerg. Services, ESMG 445G Human Factors in Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 4550 Principles of Disaster and Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 4600 Public Administration and Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 489R Special Topics in Emergency Management (6 credits)
  Degree total: 120

Department

 
 

Name:

Emergency Services

Location:

FS 217

Telephone:

801-863-7798

Email:

emsa@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/esa/

Chair:

Gary Noll

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the department of Emergency Services at Utah Valley University is to support emergency services, crisis and disaster relief through excellence and innovation in education, training, scholarship, and service.

 
 

Emergency Services

  • Department Chair: Gary Noll
  • Office: FS 202a
  • Telephone: 801-863-7741
  • Email:  Gary.Noll@uvu.edu

 

Advisors:

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

Web: www.uvu.edu/esa

 

Utah Fire & Rescue Academy (UFRA)

  • Director: Hugh Connor
  • Office: FS 205C
  • Telephone: 801-863-7706
  • Email:  connorhu@uvu.edu
  • Assistant Director: Jolene Nuttall
  • Assistant Director: Chuck Querry
  • Office of Training Facilities:
  • Provo Airport
  • Location: 3131 Mike Jense Pkwy
  • Telephone: 801-863-6311
  • Toll Free: 801-548-7816
  • Fax: 801-863-7738
  • Web:  www.uvu.edu/ufra

 

Institute for Emergency Services & Homeland Security

  • Under the direction of Prof. John Fisher
  • Telephone: 801-863-7732
 
 

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

12,000+*

$62,282.00*

Law Enforcement

633,700+*

$51,410.00*

Fire and Rescue

298,000+*

$44,260.00*

Fire Inspectors and Investigators

12,900+*

$53,030.00*

*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 and weekends. Classes designed primarily for working firefighters are scheduled on a weekend or seminar basis, and are often available for either college credit or continuing education credit. The seminar sessions are not always listed in the college semester schedule, but are announced through the quarterly Straight Tip magazine. For more information on currently scheduled classes, call (801) 863-7723, or check our web page at www.uvu.edu/ufra.

Program Requirements for Enrollment

There are departmental enrollment requirements for Recruit Candidate Academy (RCA) courses and Paramedic courses. Enrollment into certain off-campus or block course sections each semester may be limited to those with existing professional certifications and /or already employed by an emergency services agency.

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. Meet with an Emergency Services Advisor.
  3. Complete ESFF 1000, ESFF 1120, and ESEC 1140 courses with at least a “C-“ or higher.
  4. Complete ENGL 1000 and MAT 990
  5. Be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
  6. Pass the Recruit Candidate Academy review process.
  7. Be matriculated into the Recruit Candidate Academy program.

Certificate of Completion: Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy

Discipline Core Requirements: 32 Credits

Complete the following:

  • ESEC 1140 Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (9.0 Credits)
  • ESFF 1000 Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing (3.0 Credits)

Or

  • ESFF 100A Introduction to Emergency Services (3.0 Credits)

And

  • ESFF 100B Firefighter Physical Ability Testing (1.0 Credit)
  • 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)

Program Requirements for Enrollment

Grade point average of 2.0 for 250A and 250B and a (C grade or 80%) or above, with completion of each Emergency Services prerequisite course of a C- or higher.

Note: 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.

Certificate of Completion: Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy

  1. Complete ZOOL 1090 with a grade of “C” or higher.
  2. Obtain Accuplacer Sentence Skills/Reading Comprehension scores of 85+/65+, or ACT English/ACT Reading scores of 18+/18+, or ACT English/ACT Composite scores of 19+/19+, or SAT English score of 500+, or completion of ENGL 1000 or higher. ACT or SAT reports may not be older than 10 years.
  3. Obtain Accuplacer Arithmetic score ≥ 100 or Elementary Algebra score of 44-58, or ACT Mathematics score of 19+, or SAT Mathematics score of 450+, or completion of MAT 990 or higher, or completion of ESFF 1350. ACT of SAT reports may not be older than 10 years.
  4. Be able to comply with criminal background check requirements of UCA 26-8a-310 for certification as a paramedic in the state of Utah.
  5. Have a current Utah EMT-Basics certification and have current CPR Certification.
  6. Be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
  7. Have current vaccinations, including Hepatitis B, MMR, and Tdap.
  8. Have current TB test results within one calendar year.
  9. Obtain a current physical examination.
  10. Pass a paramedic course entry examination and interview.

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.A., Psychology, Utah Valley University; M.A., 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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Chris Lindquist(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



B.S., Behavioral Science, University of Utah; M.B.A., Business Administration, Westminster College; Ph.D. (ABD), 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.

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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)

Assistant 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.S., Executive Fire Service Leadership, Grand Canyon University.

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Careers

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