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Public Safety Management Learning Outcomes And Student Achievement (Undergraduate Program)

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) – National Center for Education Statistics

Fire Services Administration - CIP Code 43.0202

Definition: A program focusing on the principles, theory, and practices associated with the management of fire operations, firefighting services, and community fire issues. Includes instruction in fire protection history and theory, incident command leadership, administration of public fire organizations, labor relations, emergency medical services management, fire emergency response strategies and mitigation, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

B.S. in Public Safety Management Assessment Information

Program Goals: 

The professional role of an emergency services official involves a broad spectrum of responsibilities including, among other duties, fire suppression, emergency medical services, public education, emergency management, and prevention. Leadership roles in the field emphasize operational decision-making abilities, fiscal management, community involvement, employee relations, and emergency response and coordination. 

Graduates should demonstrate the ability to identify, define, and analyze problems within their discipline and to resolve those problems as it pertains to the labor force, fiscal aspects, data analysis, legal issues, and human resources management.

Graduates should demonstrate the ability to apply various terminologies as it applies to various functions within emergency services.

Graduates should demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking skills for problem solving, data analysis, management problems, and technical information.

Graduates should be able to gain relevant work-related experience through utilizing technical skills, verbal and written communication skills, appropriate for a work environment, ability to work as a team member, growth potential, and leadership potential. Graduates should be able to develop career goals and specific occupational objectives based on their educational background.

Student Learning Outcomes:

SLO1: Explain the legal and ethical context related to the administration of emergency services agencies.

SLO2: Develop strong management and leadership abilities in areas including labor relations and fiscal responsibility. 

SLO3: Demonstrate an understanding of research and data analysis as it relates to public safety management. 

SLO4: Demonstrate professionalism in the workplace at various stages of the career (e.g., job search, advancement).

SLO5: Exhibit strong problem-solving, research, critical thinking, and written and oral communications.