Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration

The Associate of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration was deactivated as of August 11, 2021. A teach-out plan is underway, and no new students will be accepted into the program. If you are currently enrolled in this program, please consult with your advisor to ensure degree completion within the teach-out period.

For more information, visit our teach-out plan FAQ.  










East Georgia State College is a great place to start your studies in Fire and Emergency Services Administration.  Here, you’ll find:

Great faculty, such as Beverley Walker, a former fire lieutenant with 25 years of fire and emergency service experience, and many years as an instructor and trainer in Georgia and at the National Fire Academy.

An on-line learning environment, to meet the complex demands of the schedule of emergency services and aspiring public management professionals.

An affordable way to continue your studies, with reasonable tuition, generous financial aid availability, and access to the HOPE Scholarship benefits.

A combination of challenging coursework in fire and emergency services administration, public management, organizational behavior, and professional development to prepare you for a leadership role in the administration and management of an emergency services organization.

Specific areas of focus:

  • Prevention
  • Management
  • Administration
  • Safety

Where Will You Go From Here?

Anywhere you choose! Students graduating with this degree are provided a pathway to EGSC's Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration.

Our program follows the design set forth by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum created at the National Fire Academy.  The Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration will create a career pathway for Fire, EMS, EMA, law enforcement, and others interested in public affairs management.

For more information on this exciting program, contact Beverley Walker, Program Director, at 478-289-2051, or

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
FESA 2101 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FESA 2102 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FESA 2104 Fire Prevention and Mitigation 3
FESA 2105 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FESA 2106 Fire Protection Systems 3
FESA 2109 Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

More Information » EGSC Catalog

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