As a profession in its relative infancy, the need for skilled and knowledgeable leaders in the EMS field is immense. EMS leaders must deal with not only normal leadership issues such as conflict resolution, leader-follower relationships and fiscal responsibilities, they must also be familiar with laws regarding patient care and billing, appropriate system status management, and how to lead the unique followers that comprise an EMS organization. To be a successful leader in EMS, one must be intimately familiar with current leadership practices and the issues confronting EMS organizations.
The associate of general studies degree program in Leadership (with an EMS emphasis) from CowleyCollege is designed to provide a conceptual framework for individuals to facilitate the implementation of successful leadership practices in EMS organizations. Topics such as leadership styles, organizational leadership and EMS financial management provide a better understanding of the necessary components that form a successful EMS organization, and how individuals at all levels of the organization can be responsible for positive organizational change. One does not need to be a leader in title to affect powerful personal and organizational payoffs.
To better serve the busy professionals that are the target
audience of this program, the delivery format of the leadership program
has been enhanced to allow participants to obtain all of the program
elective requirements online. The course scheduling has also been changed
from the traditional 16 week long semester to offering two 8 week courses
OFFERED COMPLETELY ONLINE!
View our outstanding EMS Leadership faculty.
Course content may be found under course descriptions.
To receive an AGS degree in leadership, students must also complete thirty hours of general education courses.
Students who wish to continue their education after completing this program may utilize our articulation agreement with Southwestern College.
Classes start each 8 week session, so be sure to enroll soon. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Cannon at 620-229-5985.