Are you working in emergency services and want to promote to an administrative or managerial position? Does your job require a bachelor’s degree for promotion? Do you want to learn more about fire and emergency services administration? If you answered yes to any of these questions, are a current or aspiring emergency services professional and have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences with a technical or vocational major from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA)-recognized organization, we offer two concentration areas as part of our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS). The average time frame for completing a BAAS degree is two years.
Either of these concentration areas may be used to satisfy secondary concentration requirements for the BAAS. This program's flexibility, combined with the best elements of online teaching, is designed for practicing professionals and aspiring leaders.
Fire and Emergency Services
Our Fire and Emergency Services Administration (FESA) concentration is a 10-course curriculum designed to provide you with the fundamental leadership skills you need to prepare for current and potential fire and emergency services supervisory and management positions. Our program is geared toward:
- Fire and EMS supervisors
- Chief officers
- State directors
- Training officers
The curriculum for this program includes six core courses developed by the National Fire Academy Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Program. We are also one of only four upper-division National Fire Academy (NFA)-recognized institutions west of the Mississippi.
Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?
Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Fire and Emergency Services Administration Concentration will help you use your prior academic experience to complete your first bachelor's degree.
You can enter our BAAS Program to earn your first bachelor's degree. To qualify you must have one of the following:
- Have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- Have earned at least 30 credit hours in a career-technical related discipline from an institution with accreditation recognized by the CHEA.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You can get information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to ENMU students last year. Once you are an enrolled ENMU student, you'll have access to even more scholarships.
Online Learning Format for Fire and Emergency Services Administration
Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration area in fire and emergency services administration is designed to be completed 100% online. You’ll complete assignments, readings, tests and projects throughout each semester. Recorded lectures via Mediasite will connect you with professors and other students at your convenience. If your courses use Mediasite and Canvas, related to recorded lectures is done on your own schedule, rather than during a specific time. Our program is designed with the working professional in mind.
Faculty and Advising for Fire and Emergency Services Administration
As a BAAS FESA student, you’ll find we are committed to helping you complete your degree as efficiently as possible. Throughout the program, you can get advising via phone or email; we are always excited when students reach out to us.
Academic Help and Resources Fire and Emergency Services Administration
We want to make sure you get the support you need. We offer flexible tutoring services, including the ENMU Writing Center which is available to help you improve your writing and help you clearly communicate for written, school-related projects and assignments.
We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Library. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance learning librarian on staff, you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.Another online resource that may help with class or professional questions is the National Emergency Training Center Library.
For questions and concerns about FESA homework assignments, projects and grades you can always email or call your professor.
Career Opportunities in Fire and Emergency Services Administration
When you receive a BAAS degree with Fire and Emergency Services Administration concentration, you can look forward to an enhanced career in your field. This might include new opportunities in management or a new career in a related field. In addition to quality faculty and personal service, ENMU's Office of Counseling and Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all ENMU students; so if you are looking for another position, we can help you find it.
BAAS Concentration: Fire and Emergency Services
The BAAS program requires you to complete 120 hours to earn your bachelor's degree. Within those 120 hours, you must complete General Education Requirements, a primary concentration and a secondary concentration.
As a secondary concentration, Fire and Emergency Services includes courses like:
- Introduction to Emergency Management
- Emergency Services Administration and Management
- Personnel Management
- Applications of Fire Research
- Fire Prevention Organization and Management
- EMS Operations
- Legal, Political and Regulatory Issues
- Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services
- Capstone in Emergency Management
- Homeland Security
- Public Health Emergencies
- Topics in Emergency Management