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2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Service Administration BAS - Academic Plan


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The BAS degree in Emergency Service Administration offers a comprehensive 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 wellrounded learning experience and training related to proactive strategic planning for disaster prevention and reduction. The curriculum blends theoretical perspectives with professional practice 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. Additionally, the curriculum provides the foundation and skills for professionals in emergency services to advance into leadership positions and practice proactive leadership in unpredictable and catastrophic situations to minimize risk to responders and the public.

The program is delivered online. The BAS program (a total of 120 credit hours) offers a flexible upper level 60-credit-hour degree designed specifically for students who have earned an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management and Planning, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science Technology, Homeland Security/Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, Paramedicine, Public Safety, Wildland Safety, or closely related degree.

Course Availability


Total Credits = 60

Required Courses - General Education Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
ENG 2001  - Composition III: Writing for Public Disclosure GT-CO3+ 3 Yes No Yes No
ENV 1010  - Natural Disasters GT-SC2*+ 3 No No Yes No
MAT 1260  - Introduction to Statistics GT-MA1*+ 3 No Yes Yes Yes
POS 2025  - Comparative Government GT-SS1+ 3 No Yes No No
SOC 2018  - Sociology of Diversity GT-SS3+ 3 No No No Yes

 

Required Courses - Upper Division BAS Course Requirements Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
ESA 3000  - Leadership for Emergency Executives 3 No No Yes No
ESA 3005  - Crisis Communication and Public Relations 3 No No Yes Yes
ESA 3010  - Emergency Public Information and Media Training 3 Yes Yes No No
ESA 3015  - Elements of Emergency Service Administration 3 No No Yes No
ESA 3020  - Designing Safer Communities: Pre-Incident Planning and Risk Analysis 4 Yes Yes No No
ESA 3025  - Public Policy and Practical Applications in Emergency Services 3 No Yes No No
ESA 3030  - Budget and Planning Fundamentals for Emergency Administrators 3 No No Yes No
ESA 4000  - Personnel Management in Emergency Service Agencies 3 No No Yes No
ESA 4005  - Public Health in Complex Emergencies 4 Yes Yes No Yes
ESA 4010  - Terrorism Threat and Risk Analysis 3 Yes Yes No No
ESA 4015  - Tactical Planning, Response, and Recovery 4 Yes No Yes No
ESA 4020  - Research and Design for Emergency Administration 3 Yes Yes Yes No
ESA 4089  - Emergency Service Capstone 6 Yes Yes Yes No

 

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)


Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)


Notes


  • *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
  • ACC currently uses a prior learning assessment (PLA) process for students requesting credit for college level learning achieved outside of the classroom through work and life experience.
  • Program is online.
  • Total ESA Degree Credits + Prior Associate Degree Credits = 120 BAS Degree Total Credits. Student must have Associate Degree from a regionally accredited instituion in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management and Planning, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science Technology, Homeland Security/Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, Paramedicine, Public Safety, Wildland Safety, or closely related degree.

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