Emergency Management (A.A.S.)

The Emergency Management A.A.S. degree prepares graduates for careers related to homeland security, public safety, and continuity planning for all-hazard events. The program prepares graduates to:

Goal I: Demonstrate a proficiency in workforce skills.

  • Communicate within professional and academic environments, both orally and in writing, using the appropriate English conventions
  • Identify and utilize appropriate technologies and software
  • Locate and evaluate information from a variety of print and electronic resources
  • Analyze and present scientific data in a variety of formats

Goal II: Determine the organizational and institutional aspects of emergency management.

  • Identify the roles of first responder, public sector, and private sector emergency management stakeholders
  • Identify critical infrastructure categories and risks

Goal III: Define all-hazard threats.

  • Apply standards of best practices in critical analysis of emergency management policies
  • Analyze emerging trends in emergency management

Graduates of the program are qualified for positions in local, state and federal public safety agencies, private interests related to critical infrastructure protection, business continuity planning, insurance, and producers and vendors of homeland security goods and services, and not-for-profit associations that represent the interests of First Responders (firefighters, emergency medical personnel, law enforcement), businesses, and public safety. Graduates may seek transfer to a four-year program in a related area.