Nursing & Health Sciences

Emergency Services

Pacific Union College’s emergency program incorporates students’ desire to serve their communities with a demand for trained emergency personnel, preparing leaders for exciting careers in this rewarding field.

Associate Degree

Pacific Union College has a long history of providing quality education for individuals entering the health professions, and the emergency services program’s associate degree prepares students interested in working in emergency field medicine at the level of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or going into nursing or pre-professional programs. While the program focuses on the medical side of emergency services, it also applies to students interested in going into other public safety professions.

Individuals at PUC can currently earn their EMT certificate through classes approved by the state Emergency Medical Services office. The PUC emergency services program, however, offers not only such vocational certificates, but also a liberal arts education that will allow its graduates to have upward mobility within the field, with the potential to move into leadership roles such as lead paramedics, instructors, or managers of ambulance companies, to name a few. 

Bachelor’s Degree

The Bachelor of Science degree in emergency management is designed to give students both hands-on training and the management skills necessary for long and successful professions in emergency services settings. While students will receive important vocational certifications including Emergency Medical Technician and technical rescue certifications, they will also receive important training in areas such as resource management, public safety system design, disaster response, and public health.

In addition to the four years of emergency services classes, the degree takes full advantage of PUC’s liberal arts environment by integrating courses from various academic departments. The curriculum includes human anatomy and physiology courses from the department of biology; public health, pharmacology, and research classes from the nursing program; social science classes from the department of psychology and social work; and classes from the department of communication.

The bachelor’s degree prepares students for management jobs at the local, state, and federal level in settings such as firefighting, emergency medical services, law enforcement, disaster relief, or policymaking.


Summary of General Education Requirements, A.S. Degree A-07-GE-AS-Degrees.pdf
Summary of General Education Requirements, B.S. Degree A-01-GE-BS-Degree.pdf
Major in Emergency Services, A.S. NHSC-01-Emergency-Services-A.S.pdf
Major in Emergency Management, B.S. NHSC-02-Emergency-Management-B.S.pdf