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.
What You'll Learn
This two-year degree program is designed for a student to work full-time in the public services field and attend school full-time on off-duty days. Classes are 8 weeks allowing students to move through more quickly.
Coursework 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.
All EPT- and FIP-prefixed courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better in order for the student to progress to a subsequent course and fulfill graduation requirements.
Major Core Courses
- EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster
- EPT 130 Mitigation & Preparedness
- EPT 140 Emergency Management
- EPT 150 Incident Management
- EPT 210 Response & Recovery
- EPT 220 Terrorism and Emergency Mgmt
- EPT 275 Emergency Ops. Center Mgmt
- FIP 152 Fire Protection Law
- FIP 228 Local Government Finance
Other Major Courses
- CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
- FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection
- FIP 124 Fire Protection & Public Education
- FIP 132 Building Construction
- FIP 136 Inspections and Codes
- FIP 176 Hazardous Material Operation or FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies
- FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision
General Education Courses
- COM 110 Introduction to Communication
- ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
- ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting
- MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
- SOC/BEH Social/Behavioral Sci. Core Elective
- HUM/FA Elective
Other Required Courses
- ACA 122 University Transfer Success or ACA 115 Success and Study Skills