Mar 21, 2019  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Management (A.A.S.)

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The Emergency Management A.A.S. degree prepares graduates to react appropriately and professionally to situations in which the public might be put at risk by natural or man-made emergencies. Students are trained to assess, plan, mitigate, command and control professional responses to emergency situations. They also are trained to coordinate and evaluate the efforts of resource and operations personnel who deal with emergency situations and their aftermaths.

The Emergency Management degree has been developed in conjunction with the Federal Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the New York State Emergency Management Office. Further, the degree addresses the current organization of emergency management, such as the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Response Plan, and reflects the current approach to providing emergency management services.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively a knowledge of emergency management content areas to include preparation, response, recovery and planning.
  2. Present emergency public information in a crisis situation using skills developed in public information officer class.
  3. Exhibit an increase in understanding the key elements of courses based on before and after survey questions.
  4. Demonstrate critical thinking, communication and management skills necessary to create hazard analysis and develop an emergency operations plan.

First Semester

Total Credits: 16

Second Semester

Total Credits: 15-16

Third Semester

Total Credits: 16

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 13

Total Program Credits: 60-61


1. While any 3 or 4 credit science course will satisfy degree requirements, SCI 100 Meteorology  is strongly recommended.

2. For students transferring into the EMG program, up to 6 credits of COR or PSD courses may be applied as curriculum related electives.

3. Any credit-bearing MAT course will satisfy degree requirements.

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