Academics

Mission

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).

Platform for Academic Development

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.

Bachelor of Science in Emergency Services Administration

The Emergency Services Administration degree 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.

Associate of Science-Emergency Services

Associate of Applied Science-Emergency Services

The Associate of Science-Emergency Services and Associate of Applied Science-Emergency Services programs provide skill development and proficiency in four specialty areas: Fire Officer, Emergency Care, Wildland Firefighter, and Aviation Fire Officer. These specialties provide the skills necessary to obtain employment and function within the fire and emergency medical service delivery disciplines.