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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Emergency Response and Operations program provides students with a curriculum specific to the student's individual needs in addition to the knowledge and skills needed in today's changing public safety workplace. The program develops education, skills, and techniques for planning, responding, and mitigating various emergency situations within the student's specific discipline with emphasis on effective response and operations. The curriculum combines coursework in public safety emergency services with a general education component. Additional Certificates of Completion (CCL) are available.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Degree
Academic Plan
Emergency Response and Operations (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3112
Total Credits Required
60–69.5

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics $36,780
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $111,720
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15.5-18.5
AJS139 or
DPR139 or
FSC139
Emergency Response to Terrorism RC 3
AJS146 or
DPR146 or
FSC146
Disaster Recovery Operations or
Disaster Recovery Operations
RC 3
EMT101 Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers OR Current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer OR Permission of Program Director RC 0.5
First Year Composition Any approved general education courses from the First-Year Composition area. FYC 3
Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area Mathematics 3
Restricted Elective RE 3–6

Term 2

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
18-21
AJS147 or
DPR147 or
FSC147
Emergency Preparedness RC 3
AJS148 or
DPR148 or
FSC148
Fundamentals of Emergency Management or
Fundamentals of Emergency Management
RC 3
CRE101 or
CRE111
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or
Critical Reading for Business and Industry
OR equivalent as indicated by assessment. Critical Rdg 3
Oral Communication Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area Oral Comm 3
Restricted Elective RE 6–9

Term 3

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
First Year Composition Any approved general education courses from the First-Year Composition area. FYC 3
Social-Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area SB 3
AJS149 or
DPR149 or
FSC149
Hazard Mitigation RC 3
Restricted Elective RE 6

Term 4

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
FSC224 Incident Command Systems RC 3
Humanities, Arts and Design Any approved General Education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area HU 3
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4
Restricted Elective RE 5

Program Electives

Students must choose the appropriate number of credits to meet the (60 credits) program total for program completion.  Selected courses will not apply in both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas.

 

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS+++++ or
DPR+++++ or
EMT+++++ or
FSC+++++ or
LET+++++
Any AJS prefixed courses or
Any DPR prefixed courses or
Any EMT prefixed courses or
Any FSC prefixed courses or
Any LET prefixed courses
RE 0–21

Note

EMT104 requires students to complete additional hours in a competency-based clinical, vehicular, and/or scenario based experience. Depending on the college, this may be completed through EMT104AB or program director-approved rotation.

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Response and Operations (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=114226).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.