Emergency Management

A.A.S. DEGREE (A55460)

Associate in Applied Science Program – A55460

The Emergency Management curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed for emergency services delivery in local and state government agencies. Study involves both management and technical aspects of law enforcement, fire protection, emergency medical services, and emergency planning.

Course work includes classroom and laboratory exercises to introduce the student to various aspects of emergency preparedness, protection, and enforcement. Students will learn technical and administrative skills such as investigative principles, hazardous materials, codes, standards, emergency agency operations, and finance.

Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire/rescue agencies, law enforcement agencies, fire marshal offices, industrial firms, educational institutions, emergency management offices, and other government agencies. Employed persons should have opportunities for skilled and supervisory-levelpositions.

I. General Education Requirements Semester Hours Credits

Required

Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry*u 3
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting* 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking* 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy*u 3
POL 120 American Government*u 3

II. Major Requirements

Required

Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster 3
EPT 130 Mitigation & Preparedness 3
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3
EPT 210 Response & Recovery 3
EPT 220 Terrorism and Emer. Mgt 3
EPT 275 Emergency OPS Center Mgt 3
FIP 228 Local Government Finance 3

Incident Management

(Take 3 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
CJC 170 Crit Inc Mgt for Public Safety 3
EPT 150 Incident Management 3

Law and Ethics

(Take 3 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
EPT 124 EM Services Law & Ethics 3
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3

III. Other Major Requirements

Required

Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers* 3
CJC 160 Terrorism: Underlying Issues 3
CJC 212 Ethics and Community Relations 3
FIP 164 OSHA Standards 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3
FIP 256 Municipal Public Relations 3
POL 130 State & Local Government 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3

Total Credits………………………………………………… 66


Recommended Course Sequence

Fall Semester I

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster 3 0 3 3
EPT 130 Mitigation & Preparedness 3 0 3 3
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3 0 3 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 4 3
Totals 16 15

Spring Semester I

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
FIP 152 or EPT 124 Fire Protection Law or EM Services Law & Ethics 3 0 3 3
EPT 150 or CJC 170 Incident Management or Critical Incident Management 3 0 3 3
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 0 3 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 3 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3 0 3 3
Totals 15 15

Summer Semester I

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
FIP 256 Municipal Public Relations 3 0 3 3
POL 120 American Government 3 0 3 3
Totals 6 6

Fall Semester II

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
FIP 164 OSHA Standards 3 0 3 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 4 3
EPT 210 Response and Recover 3 0 3 3
EPT 220 Terrorism and Emergency Mgmt 3 0 3 3
Totals 13 12

Spring Semester II

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
FIP 228 Local Government Finance 3 0 3 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 0 3 3
CJC 212 Ethics and Community Relations 3 0 3 3
EPT 275 Emergency OPS Center Management 3 0 3 3
Totals 12 12

Summer Semester II

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
CJC 160 Terrorism – Underlying Issues 3 0 3 3
POL 130 State and Local Government 3 0 3 3
Totals 6 6