Emergency Management, Fire Service Administration, and Homeland Security

Empire State College offers cutting-edge programs in:

These concentrations are designed to meet the needs of emergency responders, firefighters, military personnel or other professionals who are working full-time and looking to advance their careers in these fields. Students in these programs earn a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in one of the following areas of study:

  • Business, Management, and Economics
  • Community and Human Services

Empire State College offers these programs in cooperation with the National Fire Academy, the Emergency Management Institute, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as agencies of the Department of Homeland Security.

Credit for College-level Learning from Training Programs

Students may also be able to apply for credit for college-level learning obtained from training programs conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state emergency management agencies. Emergency medical services licenses and CPR certificates may also qualify for college credit.

Training Evaluated for the Programs Emergency Management and Fire Service Adminstration

Some training has already been evaluated for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE) or by Empire State College. The college accepts credit recommendations of the institutions below.

  • Training Evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE)
    • National College Credit Recommendation Services (National CCRS), formerly known as the National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction (National PONSI), for training programs of the Nassau County Emergency Medical Services Academy
    • New York City Fire Department
    • New York City Police Department
    • New York State Division of State Police
    • North Shore University Hospital Center for Emergency Training and Development
  • Training Evaluated by Empire State College
    • Massachusetts Fire Academy
    • New York City Department of Correction
    • New York City Transit Police
    • New York City Police Department
    • Suffolk County (N.Y.) Fire Academy
    • New York State Department of Corrections