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View Emergency Preparedness Management A.S.  (R,TP/SS):  414
View Emergency Preparedness Management Certificate (R,TP/SS):  249


Emergency Preparedness Management  A.S. (R,TP/SS): 414

The Emergency Preparedness Management program is designed to provide students with a broad education in emergency management.  The program focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to preparedness and the skills needed to organize and lead emergency management operations, and prepares students to perform in a disaster by providing the necessary skills for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.  The curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed for emergency services delivery in the fields of public service – including law enforcement, fire service, and emergency medical services, along with students wishing to study in this field for careers in emergency management.

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
English foundation 3
HE 205 First Responder  (HLHF) 3
  Mathematics foundation 3
  Speech foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
Arts distribution 3
  Humanities distribution 3
 PY 102 General Psychology  (BSSD)  3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution (other than Psychology) CJ 110 or PS 101 recommended 3
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
  Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Program Requirements
  Computer Applications/Science Elective 3
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing* 3
EP 101 Principles of Emergency Management 3
EP 102 Emergency Planning 3
EP 103 Emergency Response and Recovery 3
EP 104 Incident Management System and EOC Interface 3
EP 105 Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness 3
EP 107 Technology in Emergency Management 3
EP 250 Leadership in Emergency Management 3
Electives  (select 1 course)
EP 106 Public Health in Emergency Management 3
EP 110 Introduction to Homeland Security 3
EP 201 Critical Incident and Disaster Stress Management for Emergency Responders 3
EP 202 Terrorism and Emergency Management 3
EP 203 Principle Resource Management - Managing Volunteers and Donations 3
EP 204 Emergency Management Public Education Programs 3
Total credit hours 62

* EN 101, if needed, for EN 102/109 or general elective

Program Outcomes for the Emergency Preparedness Management A.S. Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Develop and evaluate an emergency operations plan based on data provided on a hypothetical jurisdiction.
  • Determine hazards and develop risk assessment programs in local communities.
  • Deliver emergency management public education programs to target populations.
  • Design simple performance evaluation criteria.
  • Utilize interactive experience and knowledge to develop community-wide participation in planning, coordination and management functions designed to improve emergency management capabilities and command and control operations of major and catastrophic disasters.
  • Develop and implement short and long term recovery concepts into all areas of the community, using an all hazard approach.
  • Analyze organizational behavior problems as they apply to emergency operations.
  • Analyze the roles, responsibilities, and authorities of the various organizations responding to hazardous materials incidents.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the activities that should happen in each phase of a disaster.
  • Develop a contingency plan/business recovery plan.
  • Analyze the effect of public policy on a community before, during and after a simulated and real disaster.
  • Demonstrate understanding of knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to understand emergency management as a field of research and practice.

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Emergency Preparedness Management Certificate (R, TP/SS): 249

The Certificate in Emergency Preparedness Management provides students with the technical and professional knowledge to prepare for a career in emergency management.  Courses provide introductory through advanced training in the skills necessary to succeed as a professional in this field.

Program Requirements
EP 101 Principles of Emergency Management 3
EP 102 Emergency Planning 3
EP 103 Emergency Response and Recovery 3
EP 104 Incident Management System and EOC Interface 3
EP 105 Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness 3
EP 106 Public Health in Emergency Management 3
EP 107 Technology in Emergency Management 3
EP 250 Leadership in Emergency Management 3
HE 205 First Responder 3
Electives (select 1 course)
EP 110 Introduction to Homeland Security 3
EP 201 Critical Incident and Disaster Stress Management for Emergency Responders 3
EP 202 Terrorism and Emergency Management 3
EP 203 Resource Management - Managing Volunteers and Donations 3
EP 204 Emergency Management Public Education Programs 3
Total credit hours 30

Program Outcomes for the Emergency Preparedness Management Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Develop and evaluate an emergency operations plan based on data provided on a hypothetical jurisdiction.
  • Determine hazards and develop risk assessment programs in local communities.
  • Deliver emergency management public education programs to target populations.
  • Design simple performance evaluation criteria.
  • Utilize interactive experience and knowledge to develop community-wide participation in planning, coordination and management functions designed to improve emergency management capabilities and command and control operations of major and catastrophic disasters.
  • Develop and implement short and long term recovery concepts into all areas of the community, using an all hazard approach.
  • Analyze organizational behavior problems as they apply to emergency operations.
  • Analyze the roles, responsibilities, and authorities of the various organizations responding to hazardous materials incidents.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the activities that should happen in each phase of a disaster.
  • Develop a contingency plan/business recovery plan.
  • Analyze the effect of public policy on a community before, during and after a simulated and real disaster.

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