International Fire Service Accreditation Congress

The Emergency Services programs at Utah Valley University are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). The initial accreditation was granted in 2004. An IFSAC accredited program indicates that course offerings, institutional support, and qualified faculty are working together in completing their educational mission.

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Bachelor of Science, Emergency Services Administration

 

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in emergency administration.
  • Students use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, problem solving.
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
Criteria

Emergency Services, A.S.

 

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in emergency care and/or emergency management.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and procedures to perform satisfactorily in their areas of study.
  • Students use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, problem solving.
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity
  • Students will pursue a bachelor’s degree after completion of associate degree.
Criteria

Emergency Services - Firefighter/Emergency Care Emphasis, A.A.S.

 

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in emergency care and/or emergency management.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and procedures to perform satisfactorily in their areas of study.
  • Students use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, problem solving.
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity
  • Students will pursue a bachelor’s degree after completion of associate degree.
Criteria

Emergency Services - Fire Officer Emphasis, A.A.S.

 

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in emergency care and/or emergency management.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and procedures to perform satisfactorily in their areas of study.
  • Students use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, problem solving.
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity
  • Students will pursue a bachelor’s degree after completion of associate degree.
Criteria

Wildland Fire Management, A.A.S.

 

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in emergency care and/or emergency management.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and procedures to perform satisfactorily in their areas of study.
  • Students use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, problem solving.
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity
  • Students will pursue a bachelor’s degree after completion of associate degree.
Criteria

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions

The Utah Valley University Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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