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Emergency Management

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.

Visit the Cost per Credit Hour webpage for more information.

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 33 credit hours. 


Academic advisors are here to help students with decision making for class selection and guidance with degree programs. Advisors generally work by appointment but do accept walk-ins when available. New students seeking a preliminary degree plan should bring/send all pertinent documentation with them to their appointment. In order to be evaluated for transfer credit, transcripts from prior colleges must be official copies. Additionally, copies of certificates from employer based training can be evaluated for transfer credit.

Barton Online

Barton Online courses provide students the opportunity to complete an Associate Degree online anywhere in the world. Barton Online 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 Barton Online website.