Move off the front lines and scale the ladder in your career with Point Park University’s online public administration bachelor’s degree with a fire service administration concentration. The fully online Bachelor of Science in Public Administration — Fire Service Administration degree offers fire service professionals the skills and tools needed to move beyond entry-level positions and become leaders in fire service, in a flexible online format designed to meet the needs of busy professionals. When you earn your online public administration degree at Point Park, you’ll receive a quality education designed to help you succeed.
At Point Park University, theory meets reality in a curriculum designed by fire service professionals for fire service professionals. Professors for our online public administration degree program have years of real-world experience that they bring to the classroom so you can increase your knowledge of fire service techniques and understand modern public administration. Courses in the online public administration bachelor’s degree program focus on relevant topics including fire research, risk reduction and prevention management. Our partnership with the National Fire Academy also allows students to pursue unique opportunities in certification.Request Info
PADM 303 Policy and Decision Analysis
This course will cover quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods approaches to defining, structuring, analyzing and evaluating policies and decisions in government and non-profit agencies. Prerequisites: PADM 210 and MATH 150 (or greater) or permission of the instructor.
PADM 311 Special Employee Relations
This course includes the legal and managerial considerations regarding human resources and employee relations in government and non-profit agencies. Special emphasis will be on civil service employees and those represented by collective bargaining units, including negotiation and dispute resolution processes. Additional topics include special personnel relationships, such as contract and temporary employees, and volunteers in public service. Pre-requisite: PADM 210 or PADM 206 or BMGT 207 or BMGT 208 or permission.
Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s B.S. in Public Administration – Fire Service Administration program must meet the following requirements:
Fire prevention supervisors are on-ground officers who directly oversee the work of firefighters. Their duties may include assigning firefighter positions, assessing emergencies, training and drilling their staff on various emergency response techniques, maintaining equipment and providing emergency medical services as needed. Fire prevention supervisors must possess a strong ability to sense potential problems and must be effective communicators.
Fire company officers are supervisors for fire departments. These individuals are responsible for understanding rules and regulations of their department, maintaining records and paperwork, serving as the face of the fire department during public relations, ensuring crew safety and having a deep understanding of all aspects of firefighting.
Fire services directors are responsible for the overall administrative functioning of a fire services department. They are charged with a wide array of tasks including managing and developing department goals, creating overall work plans, managing department expenses, assisting local government with emergency management preparation, overseeing certification programs, developing levels of performance and much more.
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