Emergency Management Completion Program | TJC

Emergency Management Completion Program

In this all-online completion Bachelor of Applied Science Emergency Management program, you'll learn to plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, oversee disaster preparedness, and establish emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g. hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological disasters.

This degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to manage and assume positions of leadership within the field of emergency management.

Why Choose the Bachelor of Applied Science in Emergency Management?

  • Median Pay


  • Job Outlook

    Expected to grow 4% over the next 10 years

About the program

AAS degrees in Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Protection Technology, and Public Administration will prepare you for the critical-thinking skills, information literacy, and fundamental competencies needed for success in Emergency Management.

This program is 100% online and affords you one-on-one attention from professors with real-life experience. It's the convenient, affordable, and flexible way to gain the skills you need to excel in Emergency Management. As a result, you'll increase your chances of advancement in your current jobs, and you may be eligible for tuition reimbursement in certain situations.

Other in-demand skills you'll gain include communication, decision-making, organization and planning, critical thinking, and risk assessment. With this degree, you'll find employment opportunities in organizations like:

  • Federal, state, and local governments (e.g., FEMA)
  • Hospital systems
  • Nonprofits that work in a response planning capacity (e.g., Red Cross)
  • For-profit companies that utilize response planning groups

Tuition Exemptions & Reimbursement

This program may provide an exemption from some tuition and laboratory fees to eligible persons employed as a peace officer, EMT, or firefighter, or hold a position in either public administration or emergency management with the state or with a political subdivision of Texas.

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Tuition reimbursement offers employees money for taking college courses while employed with the company. The employee will typically pay for their courses, and the employer reimburses these costs upon course completion. How much the employer decides to pay is up to the company's policy.

Degree Plans

How to Apply

The completion Bachelor of Applied Science in Emergency Management program is a selective admissions program.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023.

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Selective Admissions packet
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About the Instructors

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Paul Findley is an Adjunct Professor at TJC and is currently the Fire Marshal and Public Information Officer for the City of Tyler Fire Department. Having spent the last 28 years in the fire service, he holds certifications as a Master Firefighter, Master Fire Inspector, Master Arson Investigator, and Fire Instructor with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. He is also licensed as a Master Peace Officer, with over 19 years in law enforcement. Findley holds a Master of Science Degree, with an emphasis on Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership.

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Shawn Bayouth is an Adjunct Professor in the BAS Emergency Management program with TJC. On a full-time basis, he serves as the Director of Environmental Health & Safety for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program and a five-time recipient of the Chief Fire Officer Designation. Shawn holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Technology from Iowa State University.