Emergency Preparedness Management Degree
The emergency preparedness management program is designed to provide students with a broad education in emergency management. The program focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to preparedness and the skills needed to organize and lead emergency management operations, and prepares students to perform in a disaster by providing the necessary skills for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed for emergency services delivery in the fields of public service-including law enforcement, fire service, and emergency medical services, along with students wishing to study in this field for careers in emergency management.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Develop and evaluate an emergency operations plan based on data provided on a hypothetical jurisdiction.
- Determine hazards and develop risk assessment programs in local communities.
- Develop and implement short and long term recovery concepts into all areas of the community, using an all hazard approach.
- Analyze organizational behavior problems as they apply to emergency operations.
- Analyze the roles, responsibilities, and authorities of the various organizations responding to emergency incidents.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the activities that should happen in each phase of a disaster.
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.
MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.
Related careers include law enforcement, fire service, and emergency medical services.
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A suggested Emergency Preparedness Management course sequence for full-time students follows.
All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.
Suggested Course Sequence
- EMGT 101 - Principles of Emergency Management 3 semester hours
- EMGT 103 - Emergency Response and Recovery 3 semester hours
- ENGL 101 - Introduction to College Writing 3 semester hours
- LIBR 110 - Fundamentals of Library Research 1 semester hour
- PSYC 102 - General Psychology 3 semester hours (BSSD)
- COMM 108 - Foundations of Human Communication 3 semester hours OR (GEEL)
- COMM 112 - Business and Professional Speech Communication 3 semester hours (GEEL)
- EMGT 104 - Incident Management System and EOC Interface 3 semester hours
- EMGT 200 - Emergency Planning 3 semester hours
- English foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
- Mathematics foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
- AOSC 105 - Meteorology: An Introduction to Weather 4 semester hours (NSLD)
- EMGT 105 - Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness 3 semester hours
- EMGT 106 - Technology in Emergency Management 3 semester hours
- Arts distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD) ‡
- Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) ‡
- BIOL 105 - Environmental Biology 3 semester hours (NSLD)
- BIOL 106 - Environmental Biology Laboratory 1 semester hour (NSLD)
- EMGT 240 - Capstone Emergency Management 3 semester hours
- HLTH 220 - Emergency Medical Responder 3 semester hours
- Humanities distribution (200 level history) 3 semester hours (HUMD) ‡
- EMGT or HMLS elective (must be at 200 level) 3 semester hours
‡ Students must choose a course from BSSD, Arts, or Humanities (HIST) to meet the Global/Cultural Perspectives Requirement.
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