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2011-2012 Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Services, Associate of Applied Science


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This degree is intended for students who are interested in serving the public in emergency services related occupations. While emergency services personnel who gain employment in full-time positions will be given some type of training, the competition for these positions is very competitive. An applicant who comes to the hiring process with an Emergency Services degree will have a competitive advantage when it comes to placement testing and interviewing.

Graduates are able to:

  • describe the role of national, state and local support organizations in fire and emergency services
  • compare effective management concepts for various emergency situations
  • analyze the steps necessary to establish and implement a contingency plan for various emergency situations

Curriculum – A.A.S. Degree


Total Credits 64


1 Students may choose from the following: Intercultural Communication (COMM 201 , Risk and Financial Management (BUSI 156 ) or any FIRE or CRMJ course.

2 Students who have passed Firefighter I and received their certificate from the NJ Department of Community Affairs, Division of Fire Safety can substitute this course for Incident Command Systems (CRMJ 220 ). Students who have passed Firefighter II and received their certificate from the NJ Department of Community Affairs, Division of Fire Safety can substitute this course for Crisis Communications for Emergency Response Personnel (CRMJ 121 ). The student must present the original certificate to the Student Enrollment Center to receive credit for the courses.

3 Mathematics by official placement test. Students may not take courses below placement level. Quantitative Literacy (MATH 103C ) is recommended. PHYS 112  requires MATH 030  as a prerequisite.

4 This course will be taught at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy.

5 Students who have passed their EMT-B class and have received certification from the NJ Department of Health can substitute this certification for the class. The student must present the original certificate to the Student Enrollment Center to receive credit for the courses. 

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