Public Safety Administration-Emergency & Fire Management Services Track

Curriculum Description

Pathway Description: The Public Safety Administration curriculum is designed to provide students, as well as practitioners, with knowledge and skills in the technical, managerial, and administrative areas necessary for entrance or advancement within various public safety and government organizations.

Course work in diverse subject areas includes public safety administration and education, interagency operations, crisis leadership, government and agency financial management, professional standards, incident management, administrative law, and supervision, while providing a streamlined pathway that recognizes the value of previously earned skillsets and credentials within the public safety sector.

Employment opportunities exist with fire or police departments, emergency management organizations, governmental agencies, industrial firms, correctional facilities, private industries, insurance organizations, educational organizations, security and protective organizations, and through self-employment opportunities.

This curriculum model is designed for the student that wishes to obtain the Associate in Applied Science degree in Public Safety Administration with an emphasis in Emergency & Fire Management Services.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science NEW

A55480FM
NC CIP: 43.9999
Day and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2022

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3 0 0 3
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 0 3
PAD 151 Intro to Public Admin 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 15
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
EPT 150 Incident Management 3 0 0 3
FIP 228 Local Govt Finance 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 2 2 0 3
PAD 254 Grant Writing 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 0 0 3
POL 120 American Government Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EPT 275 Emergency OPS Center Mgt 3 0 0 3
FIP 248 Fire Svc Personnel Adm 3 0 0 3
FIP 276 Managing Fire Services 3 0 0 3
PAD 251 Public Finance & Budgeting 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 110 Introduction to Business Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
EPT 210 Response & Recovery 3 0 0 3
PAD 252 Public Policy Analysis 3 0 0 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Total Credit Hours: 66

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

2022FA – New AAS

A55480FM