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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 of these professionals lack formal education and training in this field. A student may receive credit for work experience, military experience, military schools and civilian education. 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.


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 34 credit hours.


Academic Advisors generally work by appointment, however they do accept walk-ins. New students seeking a preliminary degree plan to be written should bring to the appointment/walk-in copies of transcripts from prior colleges and universities, CLEP/DSST, AARTS, ERB, or DD-214 and certificates of all employer based training they want to be evaluated for credit.


College Programs


Evening College that consists of both Hybrid and Non-hybrid classes for both civilian and military students that meet three hours each class, two days a week for 8 weeks or once a week for 3 hours and then online. ***The cost for these courses is $91.00 per credit hour.***




BARTonline courses provide students the opportunity to complete an Associate Degree online anywhere in the world.  Courses are offered each semester; one 17-week session and two accelerated 9-week sessions. Students can enroll, view course schedules and order textbooks for courses online via the website.

***The cost for these courses is $133.00 per credit hour.***


***Prices are subject to change




Barton Grandview Plaza Campus

100 Continental Avenue

Grandview Plaza, KS 66441

(785) 238-8550