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 the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A55460
NC CIP: 43.0302
Online
POS Approved: Fall 2019

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster 3 0 0 3
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3 0 0 3
___ ___ EPT Elective 1 ** 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EPT 130 Mitigation & Preparedness 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 112
OR
Writing/Research in the Disc Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
ENG 113
OR
Literature-Based Research Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EPT 150
OR
Incident Management 3 0 0 3
CJC 170 Critical Incident Mgmt Pub Saf Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ EPT Elective 1 ** 0 0 1
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
FIP 164 OSHA Standards 3 0 0 3
___ ___ EPT Elective 2 ** 0 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EPT 275 Emergency OPS Center Mgt 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CJC 121
OR
Law Enforcement Operations Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
CJC 215
OR
Organization & Administration Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
FIP 276 Managing Fire Services (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EPT 124
OR
EM Services Law & Ethics 3 0 0 3
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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 REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
___ ___ EPT Elective 2 ** 0 0 5
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Total Credit Hours: 65

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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

EPT Elective 1 — Select 4 hours: CJC 111, CJC 132, CJC 212, FIP 136, FIP 140, FIP 176, FIP 224, POL 120, WBL 111, WBL 121

EPT Elective 2 — Select 8 hours: CJC 225, CJC 231, EMS 110, FIP 230, FIP 231, FIP 240, FIP 256 

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.

A55460