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Emergency Management - AAS

Major: 3018
Effective Term: 2009 Fall Final Term: 2014 Spring
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 64

The curriculum of the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Emergency Management is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills required to conduct a comprehensive emergency management program. The program is designed to prepare students to manage fire department operations, hazardous materials incidents, tactics, strategy, and safety of firefighting activities, and customer service in the public sector. These are skills important for positions such as Emergency Manager, Emergency Management Planner, Emergency Operations Coordinator, Environmental Compliance Planner, and Emergency Management Specialist, as well as for work in state, local, federal, and international governments, business and industry, military installations, and health care facilities.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
AJS101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
AJS/FSC139Emergency Response to Terrorism3
AJS/FSC146Disaster Recovery Operations3
AJS/FSC147Emergency Preparedness3
AJS/FSC148Fundamentals of Emergency Management3
AJS/FSC149Hazard Mitigation3
FSC105Hazardous Materials/First Responder3
FSC224Incident Command Systems3
Restricted Electives
AJS195International and Domestic Terrorism3
AJS270Community Relations3
AJS275Criminal Investigation I3
FSC216Fundamental of Flammable Hazardous Materials3
FSC217Dangerous and Explosive Hazardous Materials3
AJS++++ Any Administration of Justice Studies course
FSC++++ Any Fire Science Technology course
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 25-27
General Education CoreCredits 15-17
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3)
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area
Critical ReadingCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Critical Reading area
MathematicsCredits 3-5
MAT102Mathematical Concepts/Applications or satisfactory completion of higher level mathematics course.
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
AJS123Ethics and the Administration of Justice
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
AJS/EMT/FSC/SWU258Victimology and Crisis Management
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area

Program Competencies

  1. Identify and describe the major components of the criminal justice process. (AJS101)
  2. Define terrorism, and describe the role of first responders in emergency response plans, resource development, incident management systems, patient assessment, and communication with the media. (AJS/FSC139)
  3. Describe disaster recovery operations including planning considerations, special populations issues and recovery responsibilities. (AJS/FSC146)
  4. Explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (AJS/FSC147)
  5. Describe the components of an integrated emergency management system, including the role of the managers and key organizations and explain historical events that impacted on its development and processes for assessing threat. (AJS/FSC148)
  6. Identify and describe hazard mitigation strategies, including coordinated community responses and resources. (AJS/FSC149)
  7. Describe the chemical processes utilized in dealing with hazardous materials incidence. (FSC105)
  8. Recognize and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials. (FSC105)
  9. Describe methods for managing Emergency incidents including command, control, and coordination of response. (FSC224)

Additional information is available at MCCCD's Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation.

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

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