This program is designed to provide training and formal education for those entering the emergency management field as well as those currently in the field who require additional training and education. A large percentage of these professionals serve as part time emergency managers with their full-time position being law enforcement (city, county or state), emergency medical services, or fire department personnel. Students may be eligible to receive credit in these areas: industry/workplace training, military training/schooling, and/or civilian education (documents necessary for evaluation must be in the form of professional licensure, industry recognized certificates, military certificates of completion, and/or college transcripts). Documents will be evaluated only upon written student request and only if the student is a degree-seeking student and majoring in the field to which the credit pertains. Credits are awarded based on the American Council on Education ACE Guide. The degree requires a total of 64 credits, 15 of which must be completed with Barton.
The 1-year Certificate Program offers a shorter program to students looking to get into the career field of Emergency Management. Successful completion of the Certificate program requires a minimum of 34 credit hours.
Academic Advisors generally work by appointment, however they do accept walk-ins. New students seeking a preliminary degree plan to be written should bring to the appointment/walk-in copies of transcripts from prior colleges and universities, CLEP/DSST, AARTS, ERB, or DD-214 and certificates of all employer based training they want to be evaluated for credit.
Evening College that consists of both Hybrid and Non-hybrid classes for both civilian and military students that meet three hours each class, two days a week for 8 weeks or once a week for 3 hours and then online. ***The cost for these courses is $112 per credit hour.***
BARTonline courses provide students the opportunity to complete an Associate Degree online anywhere in the world. BARTonline now offers 15 online sessions throughout the year in four, six, eight and 16 week formats. Students can enroll, view course schedules and order textbooks for courses online via the BARTonline website.
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