Additional information available on the Emergency Service Administration Department website.
The BAS Emergency Service Administration degree offers a comprehensive educational program to prepare a new generation of leaders in the field of emergency services in both governmental agencies and private sectors. Students will obtain a well-rounded learning experience and training related to proactive strategic planning for disaster prevention and reduction. The curriculum blends theoretical perspectives with professional practice necessary to enhance resiliency for communities and leverage capabilities and resources to deal with emergency situations. Students will learn how to tackle crisis requiring multi-agency collaboration and coordination activities. Additionally, the curriculum provides the foundation and skills for professionals in emergency services to advance into a leadership position and practice a proactive leadership in unpredictable and catastrophic situations to minimize risk to responders and the public.
Students must complete an Associates of Applied Science degree with a minimum of 60 credits in one of the following or similar degree before applying to the BAS degree:
Emergency Management & Planning
Emergency Medical Services
Fire Science Technology
Fire Science Wildland
Public Security Management
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Emergency Service Administration program, students should be able to:
- Create and present a research proposal
- Develop action and operational plans
- Discuss terrorism threats and perform risk analysis
- Discuss the functions of health systems and public health laws
- Examine roles and responsibilities of the emergency service administrator
- Develop a crisis communication plan
Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.