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Is the Bachelor of Applied Science in Emergency Service Administration Right for You?

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Emergency Service Administration is one of two bachelors programs we currently offer at ACC. This degree option is for students and professionals who want to branch into leadership roles in emergency services working in government agencies and the private sector. Developed in collaboration with experts from a wide array of public safety and health occupations, classes for the program are conducted online, allowing you to complete coursework around your own schedule. Upon graduation, you’ll have the skills to operate in emergency service settings, formulate solutions to ethical and legal issues, and employ appropriate action through the phases of the cycle of emergencies, before a disaster happens or afterward.

Prospective students in this program will need an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in one of the following areas:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Management & Planning
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Homeland Security/Emergency Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Paramedicine
  • Public Safety
  • Wildlife Safety

Alternatively, a closely related degree from a regionally accredited institution may be valid for entering the program. If you’re currently working towards an AAS in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Paramedicine, or the Associate of General Studies at ACC, or an AAS in Fire Science Technology or Emergency Management & Planning at Red Rocks Community College, completing those programs will lead you towards getting started.

For more information about the program, take a look at the Emergency Service Administration page, where you can find contact info, courses you’ll be taking, and some of the career areas you may pursue. You’ll be able to RSVP for information sessions as well, which will satisfy your pre-acceptance advising session requirement before entering the program.