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 course sequence for students follows.
- All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor.
- Find out about related programs and course in the Fields of Study section.
- 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
- ENGL 101 - Introduction to College Writing 3 semester hours
- EMGT 101 - Principles of Emergency Management 3 semester hours
- EMGT 103 - Emergency Response and Recovery 3 semester hours
- PSYC 102 - General Psychology 3 semester hours (BSSD)
- LIBR 110 - Fundamentals of Library Research 1 semester hour
- English Foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
- Mathematics Foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
- COMM 108 - Foundations of Human Communication 3 semester hours (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
- 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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Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.
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