Emergency Management - A55460

This program will provide you with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge necessary to deliver emergency services in local, state and federal government agencies, as well as the private sector. Study involves both management and technical aspects of law enforcement, fire protection, emergency medical services, emergency planning and emergency management.

Course work includes classroom and laboratory exercises that will introduce you to various aspects of emergency preparedness, protection, and enforcement. You will learn technical, managerial and administrative skills such as investigative principles, hazardous materials, codes, standards, emergency agency operations, emergency management, disaster response control and finance.

Career Outlook

Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire/rescue agencies, law enforcement agencies, fire marshal offices, industrial firms, educational institutions, emergency management offices, government agencies and many private sector opportunities. Graduates will have opportunities for skilled and supervisory-level positions.

Flexible Schedule

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. Nash Community College accomplishes this by offering ALL program classes online. The Emergency Management program was moved completely online in 2014 in an effort to allow our student to attend school while still working full time. The change to an all online curriculum also reflects changes in the profession as we move to an electronic era.

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General Education Courses
COM 110 Introduction to Communication
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting
HUM 115 Critical Thinking
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
SOC/BEH Social/Behavioral Sci. Core Elective

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
BUS 110 Introduction to Business
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
FIP 120 Intro. to Fire Protection
FIP 124 Fire Prevention and Public Education
FIP 132 Building Construction
FIP 136 Inspections and Codes
FIP 176 Hazardous Material Operation
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision
HEA 110 Personal Health and Wellness

Course Substitutions

Course in Program Substitute Course SHC
COM 110 Intro to Communication COM 231 Public Speaking
ENG 114 Prof. Research & Rep. ENG 113 Literature Based Research
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy MAT 161 College Algebra




Other Major Courses
ACA 122 College Transfer Success

Total Semester Hour Credits for AAS Degree 70-71