Emergency Services Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Overview

Narrative

In the emergency services professions, masterful skills and attention to detail are essential elements that lead to successful outcomes.

NCC's Emergency Services Technology program provides the education and training you will need to safely and effectively perform the difficult and dangerous duties of saving lives and property. The increasing demand for emergency responders is being driven by the escalating needs of the various communities being served. NCC's Emergency Services Degree is intended to prepare responders to meet those needs. This revised degree contains three concept electives that will allow students to choose between fire, emergency medical, or security technologies. In essence, specific discipline focus based on individual interest is determined by the student.

The program takes into account the logistical challenges of incumbent responders seeking to enhance their skills while additionally meeting the needs of recent high school graduates who are interested in the emergency services. The various experience levels of students in the same class provides for a unique dimension to learning. A number of courses are offered in distance learning formats to accommodate student scheduling challenges. Introduction of eight week long semesters will also allow students the ability to manage their time commitments.

Please Note: Students are required to supply their own NFPA compliant turn-out-gear and self-contained breathing apparatus.

Features

A number of program electives are available to allow you to select and focus on your area of personal interest. You will learn the professional techniques you need to meet the challenges in your specific area. In addition, you will take courses in general education to help give you a broader understanding of the type of work for which you are preparing. To help students and graduates stay up-to-date, we will announce through the program special "brush-up" and recertification seminars in EMT, CPR, and other related offerings.

Enrollment in the EMT program is limited and priority will be given to students who are affiliated with a state-recognized Emergency Services program. You can enter this program any given semester and can complete it within four years by attending evening or distance learning classes on a part-time basis.

Outcomes

Graduates of the program will:

  • Apply interoperable emergency response and decision making skills to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrate functionality as it relates to emergency response information technology.
  • Function within nationally recognized guidelines and/or standards as an interoperable emergency first responder.
  • Apply emergency service and public safety skills as they relate to mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery operations.
  • Develop an interoperable management approach in the various segments of emergency services, Public Safety (Fire/Emergency Medical), and the Private Sector (Industry).
  • Discuss ethical, moral, and legal issues associated with emergency response environments and be able to apply these concepts within the context of expected behavior.

Courses

First Semester

COLS101College Success

1 credits

ENGL101English I

3 credits

MATH103Applications in Mathematics

3 credits

General Education Elective

3 credits

EMGS118Introduction to Crime Scene Identification, Preservation and Investigation

3 credits

EMGS120Emergency Services Health & Safety

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

CISC101Introduction to Computers

3 credits

CMTH102Introduction to Communication

3 credits

ENGL151REnglish II

3 credits

EMGSConcept Electives +

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

SOCA103Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Free Elective

3 credits

EMGS218Incident Command & Management

3 credits

EMGS231Law for Emergency Services

3 credits

EMGS256First Responder Stress Awareness and Management

3 credits

EMGSConcept Elective +

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Fourth Semester

General Education Elective (WI)

3 credits

EMGS122Emergency Action Planning

3 credits

EMGS201Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

3 credits

EMGS207Technology Applications for Emergency Services

3 credits

EMGSConcept Elective +

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Concept Electives should be completed based on area of focus.

Fire Technology

Second Semester
EMGS104Essentials of Firefighting & Emergency Response

4 credits

EMGS105Essentials of Interior Firefighting & Emergency Response

2 credits

Third Semester
EMGS115Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

6 credits

Fourth Semester
EMGS119Fundamentals of Homeland Security

3 credits

EMGS160Introduction to Security

3 credits

EMS Technology

Second Semester
EMGS151Fire Prevention

3 credits

Third Semester
EMGS208Operational Risk Management for Emergency Medical Services

3 credits

Fourth Semester
EMGS235Security Management

3 credits

Security Technology

Second Semester
EMGS109Vehicle Rescue

3 credits

Third Semester
EMGS220Methods of EMS Tactical Response

3 credits

Fourth Semester
EMGS218Incident Command & Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 64

  • For the General Education Electives, students must select one course from the list of approved courses in each of the following categories: Arts & Humanities (AH) and Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT).
  • One course should be designated as Diversity and Global Awareness (D).
  • One General Education Elective must be taken in a Writing Intensive (WI) section.