Emergency Services Management

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Why choose Emergency Services Management?

  • Emergency services managers work diligently to ensure safety and well-being while maintaining relationships in the community and working alongside human resources.
  • Get the training you need to think quickly and maintain control in a crisis in a program created to meet the needs of working firefighters and EMTs.
  • Take the next step to advance your career in emergency services.
  • Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? For transfer opportunities, visit mstc.edu/transfer.
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.

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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.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $9,502.50
  • Books: $1,664.55
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $11,167.05

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10801136 English Composition 1  3
  10546112 Mental Wellness for Emergency Services 2
  10503143 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
-or- 10531170 Intro to Evidence-Based EMS 3
  10546100 Essential Concepts for Health and Wellness 3
  10503121 Emergency Services Safety and Survival 2
  10503123 Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services 3
  Term Total   16 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10196135 Conflict Resolution 3
  10503122 Principles of Emergency Services Administration  4
  10809166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application  3
  10804107 College Mathematics  3
  10503195 Fire Behavior & Combustion 3
-or- 10531171 EMS Leadership Challenges 3
  Term Total   13 Credits
Term: 3
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10503124 Emergency Services Instructor  3
  10503125 Personnel Management for Emergency Services 3
  10503126 Legal Aspects of Emergency Services 3
  10503127 Community Risk Reduction 3
  10809198 Introduction to Psychology  3
  Term Total   15 Credits
Term: 4
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10503156 Strategies, Tactics, & Incident Management  4
  10503128 Public Information and Community Relations 3
  10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies  3
-or- 10809122 Introduction to American Government  3
-or- 10809196 Introduction to Sociology  3
  10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication  3
-or- 10801198 Speech  3
  Term Total   13 Credits
  Program Total   57 Credits



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


High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

"My degree from Mid-State and the encouragement I received from my teachers gave me the skills and confidence to move forward in my life and excel in my career."


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

TransferDual CreditCredit for Prior Learning

Emergency Services Management Program Pathway