Public Safety Administration - Emergency & Fire Management (A55480EF)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Public Safety Administration curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as Emergency & Fire Management or in Law Enforcement. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement. The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical, fire service and law enforcement agencies.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology, and Chemistry. For more information on developmental courses, see page 52 or speak to a program advisor.

Concentration Requirements (24 Credits) -

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

Choose 24 SHC from FIP, EMS, EPT, and PST** course prefixes (Maximum of 9 hours PST).

24

*The remaining course sequence below assumes that the student is an experienced professional in their field and has been awarded 24 hours of credit for their prior learning under the concentration requirement above. Students who are unable to receive the full 24 hours of credit will need to take additional FIP, EPT, EMS, or PST coursework. Credit for prior learning should be discussed with the program advisor.

Fall Semester 1 (7 Credits) - 1st 8 Weeks

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

PAD 151 Intro to Public Admin

3

0

0

0

3

LDR 110 Intro to Leadership

3

0

0

0

3

Fall Semester 2 (6 Credits) - 2nd 8 Weeks

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

PAD 152 Ethics in Government

3

0

0

0

3

Spring Semester 1 (6 Credits) - 1st 8 Weeks

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

FIP 228 Local Gov't Finance

3

0

0

0

3

POL 130 State & Local Government

3

0

0

0

3

Spring Semester 2 (6 Credits) - 2nd 8 Weeks

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

PAD 252 Public Policy Analysis

3

0

0

0

3

PAD 254 Grant Writing

3

0

0

0

3

Summer Semester (12-13 Credits) - 1st 8 Weeks

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting

3

0

0

0

3

EPT 150 Incident Mgmt

3

0

0

0

3

Choose 1 of the following:

****MAT 152 Statistical Methods

or

MAT 110 Math Measure. & Literacy

or

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy

3

2

2

2

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

3

3

** 3 Credits must be selected from the Humanities/Fine Arts list at bottom of page

**** Reccomended

Fall Semester 1 (6 Credits) - 1st 8 Weeks

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BUS 137 Principles of Management

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 276 Managing Fire Svcs

3

0

0

0

3

**Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in the applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 66