Emergency Services Administration (BS)

Emergency Services Administration (BS)

The major in Emergency Services Administration (ESA) provides a foundation in fire and emergency services, with related courses in management and administration. The major prepares students for careers in leadership in fire services, emergency management and administrative aspects of emergency medical services. Students select from one of the three specializations, supported by a common core that integrates fundamental principles of emergency services. A capstone course brings students from all three specializations together for an integrative research project.

Learning Outcomes. Students will:

•     Identify and test the core mechanisms of emergency services administration in the public, non-profit, and private sectors; including the organization, training, and management of human and financial resources;

•     Categorize and catalog emergency services and evaluate them in light of public, legal and legislative policy;

•     Design and construct emergency services plans and adopt policies consistent with professional standards which serve the common good and diverse constituencies;

•     Analyze specific situations relevant to emergency services and apply and evaluate appropriate responses;

•     Compose and compile data, documents and reports as well as other operational materials essential to agency mission and purpose.

Credits Required.

Emergency Services Administration Major
 

36
 

General Education

42

Electives

42
 

Total Credits Required for B.S. Degree

120

Coordinator. Professor Glenn Corbett, Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management (212-484-8092, gcorbett@jjay.cuny.edu). 

Advising resources. Sample Four-year Plan

Additional information. Students who enrolled at the College for the first time or changed to this major in September 2017 or thereafter must complete the major in the form presented here.  Students who enrolled prior to that date may choose the form shown here or the earlier version of the major.  The earlier version may be obtained in the 2016-17 Undergraduate Bulletin.

PART ONE. CORE COURSES                                                                                                                                                           Subtotal: 18 credits

Required
ESA 101 Introduction to Emergency Management
ESA 215 Emergency Incident Management
ESA 225 Responder Health, Protection and Safety
FIS 104 Risk Management
PAD 101 Introduction to Public Administration
PAD 318 Decisions in Crises

PART TWO. SPECIALIZATION REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                                 Subtotal: 15 credits

Select one specialization and complete five courses
Fire Service
FIS 101 Introduction to Fire Science
FIS 209 Analysis of Urban Hazardous Materials, Tactics and Strategy
FIS 210 Fire Safety Administration
FIS 230 Building Construction and Life Safety Systems I
FIS 303 Fire Investigations
FIS 319 Hazard Identification and Mitigation
FIS 350 Management Applications in Fire Protection
FIS 385 Faculty Mentored Research Experience in Fire Science
ESA 227 Emergency Dispatch and Communications
ESA 355 Geographic Information Systems for Emergency Services
ESA 3XX Response to Large Scale Disasters and Mass Casualty Incidents
SEC 378 Security Management Internship

Emergency Medical Services
Students who have passed the New York State Department of Health Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (AEMT-P) certification examination or an equivalent certification from another jurisdiction. Nine credits will be awarded for this certification.  These credits will be electives that go towards the 120 credit total for the B.S. degree.  Note, these credits may not be applied toward the major.  Note that while credits may be awarded for other levels of Emergency Medical Technician certification (CFR, EMT-B, AEMT-I, or AEMT-CC), these credits will not satisfy the requirements of the major.
ESA 114 Introduction to Emergency Medical Services
ESA 227 Emergency Dispatch and Communications
ESA 355 Geographic Information Systems for Emergency Services
ESA 3XX Response to Large Scale Disasters and Mass Casualty Incidents
FIS 209 Analysis of Urban Hazardous Materials, Tactics and Strategy
FIS 350 Management Applications in Fire Protection
SEC 378 Security Management Internship

Emergency Management
Select five
FIS 209 Analysis of Urban Hazardous Materials, Tactics and Strategy
FIS 319 Hazard Identification and Mitigation
ESA 227 Emergency Dispatch and Communications
ESA 355 Geographic Information Systems for Emergency Services
ESA 3XX Response to Large Scale Disasters and Mass Casualty Incidents
SEC 378 Security Management Internship

PART THREE. CAPSTONE REQUIREMENT                                                                                                                            Subtotal: 3 credits

Required
FIS 401 Seminar in Fire Protection Problems

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 36

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Last Updated: 2/2/18