Emergency Services Management

Emergency Services Management

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Supervisors who work in emergency services rarely know when crisis will strike, which is why it’s so important that they adequately prepare and use quick thinking to maintain control in a crisis. Emergency services managers are crucial to the well-being of our communities, working diligently to ensure our safety and protect us from threats while maintaining relationships in the community and working alongside human resources.

A Closer Look

Emergency services managers take command during a crisis, using best practices to safeguard public safety while working directly with law enforcement, fire department, and emergency medical services. They analyze the situation and implement protocol in response to disasters, such as fires, tornados, flooding, terror, and earthquakes. They are managers that supervise training, develop ways to reduce excessive damage, and navigate legal pitfalls.

Emergency services managers are natural-born leaders with superior communication skills. They know how to delegate work and work well with others while maintaining a level head in an unpredictable work environment.

What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s Emergency Services Management program will strengthen and advance the knowledge and skills needed for firefighters and paramedics to become supervisors.The program focuses on topics such as personnel management, risk management, OSHA, legal aspects, and community relations.  Fire and EMS tracks are available to allow students an opportunity to pursue additional knowledge in their area of interest or career path.

This program is online, thus the experiences will be different from a traditional course. Activities in class will strengthen collaboration, problem-solving, critical thinking, and research.


  • Assistant Chief
  • Captain
  • Chief
  • Deputy Chief
  • EMS Supervisor
  • Fire Supervisor
  • Lieutenant
  • Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisor
  • Relief Officer

Program Information Guide

See the printable Program Information Guide to learn about career pathways, transfer opportunities, program outcomes, and more. If you are unable to access this document, please contact a new student specialist by calling 888.575.6782.

Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility

Expected Program Costs

Cost based on the 2018/2019 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $8,605.60
  • Books: $1,587.40
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $340.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $10,193.00

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10503102 Intro to Emergency Services 5.00
10503121 Emergency Services Safety and Survival 2.00
10503143 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3.00
10531170 Intro to Evidence-Based EMS 3.00
10546100 Essential Concepts for Health and Wellness 3.00
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 2
10503122 Principles of Emergency Services Administration 4.00
10503123 Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services 3.00
10503195 Fire Behavior & Combustion 3.00
10531171 EMS Leadership Challenges 3.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
10809166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 3
10503124 Emergency Services Instructor 3.00
10503125 Personnel Management for Emergency Services 3.00
10503126 Legal Aspects of Emergency Services 3.00
10503127 Community Risk Reduction 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
(15 Credits)
Term: 4
10503128 Public Information and Community Relations 3.00
10503156 Strategies, Tactics, & Incident Management 4.00
10531172 Supervision of EMS Special Operations 4.00
10801197 Technical Reporting 3.00
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
(13 Credits)
Total Credits: 60