Aug 08, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

Emergency Service Administration, BAS

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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:

Criminal Justice
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:

  • Apply optimal use of systems and critical thinking in an emergency situation
  • Apply the emergency management framework, principles, and body of knowledge to a crisis scenario
  • Evaluate professional ethics response in emergency service environments
  • Evaluate executive consideration for emergency service situations in relation to scientific, geographic, sociocultural, technological, and systems literacies
  • Analyze the geographic configurations of hazards, vulnerabilities, and risks in relation to their impact on sociocultural norms
  • Assess evolving technologies, their relevant application to practice, and timely adoption
  • Create an institutional impact analysis within a public policy proposal
  • Appraise optimal emergency management and leadership characteristics in varying emergency situations

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.

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