Emergency Response & Operations (AAS) - Fire Operations Emphasis

Program Information

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.

The following Emergency Response and Operations (ERO) program tracks are available at GCC:

Admission Criteria

You may be required to complete a program entrance exam as appropriate OR Permission of Program Director.

Program Requirements

  • Student must submit a written application for admission to the program director prior to starting FSC102. Application is available online in the preceding semester.
  • FSC130 must be current to enroll in FSC102.

Program Notes

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.  At GCC students are required to take EMT104AB to meet this requirement.  EMT104 has a number of prerequisites.  Please see this web page for the specifics (list is under Program Notes).

You must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.

You must complete 0-21 credits of Restricted Electives (RE). You cannot select courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area. You will need to select the appropriate number of credits needed to meet the program total for completion of your track.

Some RE courses may have prerequisites/corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking courses with additional requisites you will need to adjust your academic plan to include these courses OR obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements.

If you are transferring to a state university, you should select general education requirement courses with designation values.

For assistance with course selection, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

Apply for graduation when enrolling for your final semester.

Name: SID:
Advisor: Catalog Year:


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