Public Safety Administration: EMS Management Certificate

EMS Management
Program Code: C55480E1

Public Safety Administration: EMS Management Certificate

The EMS Management certificate quickly prepares EMS professionals for management positions within their agency. For those working in fire departments providing EMS service, a Fire Service management class can be included to provide fire and EMS management knowledge.

Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better:  EMS, ENG, EPT, and PAD.

Courses in this program

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This course stresses the principles of managing a modern emergency medical service system. Topics include the structure and function of municipal governments, EMS grantsmanship, finance, regulatory agencies, system management, legal issues, and other topics relevant to the EMS manager. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the principles of managing emergency medical service delivery systems.

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course that satisfies English Composition.

This course covers the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Topics include organizing for emergency management, coordinating for community resources, public sector liability, and the roles of government agencies at all levels. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of comprehensive emergency management and the integrated emergency management system.

This course includes an overview of the role of the public administrator in government and an examination of the development and implementation of public policy. Topics include public personnel administration and management, decision making, public affairs, ethics, organizational theories, budgetary functions within governmental agencies, and other governmental issues. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the functions of government in society and in the lives of people composing that society.

Total Credit Hours Required:
12

Curriculum is based on the 2020-21 catalog.

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