Emergency Management (A55460)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Fully Online Option Available

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, l 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-level positions.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.  This program is offered completely online as prescribed below.

Students may be required to take developmental* courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information. 

*Developmental courses may not be offered in an online format

Fall Semester  (13 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success and Study Skills
or
ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers

2

2

0

0

3

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

EPT 150 Incident Management

3

0

0

0

3

EPT 220 Terrorism and Emer. Mgt

3

0

0

0

3

Spring Semester (15 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting

3

0

0

0

3

EPT 140 Emergency Management

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 152 Fire Protection Law

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 228 Local Govt Finance

3

0

0

0

3

MAT 110 Math Measurement & Lit
or
MAT  143 Quantitative Literacy

2

2

0

0

3

Summer Term (9 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster

3

0

0

0

3

EPT 275 Emergency Ops Center Mgt

3

0

0

0

3

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities/Fine Arts at the bottom of the page

Fall Semester  (12-15 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

EPT 210 Response & Recovery

3

0

0

0

3

***9-12 Credits must be selected from the list of Major Course Electives at the bottom of the page

Spring Semester (12-14 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

EPT 130 Mitigation & Preparedness

3

0

0

0

3

SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology
or
PSY 150 General Psychology

3

0

0

0

3

***6-8 Credits must be selected from the list of Major Course Electives at the bottom of the page

 **Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America

**Social/Behavioral Science Electives

The following listing for Social/Behavioral Science Electives applies to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the social/behavioral science elective requirement.

  • ANT 210 General Anthropology

  • ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

  • ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography

  • HIS 111 World Civilizations I

  • HIS 112 World Civilizations II

  • HIS 131 American History I

  • HIS 132 American History II

  • POL 120 American Government

  • POL 130 State and Local Government

  • PSY 150 General Psychology

  • PSY 237 Social Psychology

  • PSY 241 Developmental Psychology

  • PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology

  • SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

  • SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

  • SOC 220 Social Problems

***Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following: (18 credits required)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

CJC 120 Interviews/Interrogations

1

2

0

0

2

CJC 170 Critical Incident Mgmt Pub Saf

3

0

0

0

3

CJC 215 Organization & Administration

3

3

0

0

3

FIP 164 OSHA Standards

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 221 Adv Fire Fighting Strat

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 248 Fire Svc Personnel Adm

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 256 Munic Public Relations

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 260 Fire Protect Planning

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 276 Managing Fire Services

3

0

0

0

3

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 64