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Emergency Management

Curriculum Description

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-level positions.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A55460 NEW 2013
NC CIP: 43.0302
Online
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster 3 0 0 3
FIP 236 Emergency Management 3 0 0 3
___ ___ EPT Elective ** 0 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
   
    10 2 0 14

Spring Semester
EPT 130 Mitigation & Preparedness 3 0 0 3
___ ___ EPT Elective ** 0 0 3
Select one:
Argument-Based Research 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Literature-Based Research (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prof Research & Reporting (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Incident Management 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Critical Incident Mgmt Pub Saf (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    11 2 0 15

Summer Term
FIP 164 OSHA Standards 3 0 0 3
___ ___ EPT Elective ** 0 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 0 3
   
    6 0 0 9

Fall Semester
EPT 275 Emergency OPS Center Mgt 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Law Enforcement Operations (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Organization & Administration (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
EMS Management 2 0 0 2
  OR        
Managing Fire Services (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
EM Services Law & Ethics 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Fire Protection Law (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    8 0 0 11

Spring Semester
EPT 210 Response & Recovery 3 0 0 3
EPT 220 Terrorism and Emer Mgt 3 0 0 3
FIP 228 Local Govt Finance 3 0 0 3
POL 130 State & Local Government 3 0 0 3
___ ___ EPT Elective ** 0 0 3
   
    12 0 0 15

Total Credit Hours: 64

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

CJC/EMS/FIP Electives — Select a minimum of 12 hours, but no more than 9 hours from EMS prefixes: CJC 111, CJC 132, CJC 212, CJC 225, CJC 231, EMS 110, EMS 140, FIP 136, FIP 140, FIP 176, FIP 224, FIP 230, FIP 231, FIP 240, FIP 256, COE 111, COE 121, POL 120

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select One: ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211 or REL 212. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Social/Behavioral Science Elective – Select one: PSY 118, PSY 150, SOC 210, or SOC 215

**Hours vary depending on course selection.


2013FA - Formerly titled Emergency Preparedness Technology; 2013 first year in eCatalog with new title.