The Emergency Management Associate Degree program is designed for individuals who are seeking careers that are related to management of emergency and catastrophic situations. Tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, hazardous chemical spills, and acts of terrorism are all examples of public emergencies in which lives and property are threatened. This degree will prepare the student for a position in public or private sector agencies and organizations that work to minimize the effects of disasters on the public through mitigation, public education, and planning effective response operations.
Through the program the student will learn to become an effective planner, problem solver, decision maker and communicator. The student will learn the basic concepts of emergency management and its integration into the government and private sectors. The student will also learn how to develop an up-to-date emergency plan that meets local, state, and federal regulations. Our program also works to develop skills in leadership and decision making which are important in emergency situations.