Emergency Management, Associate
The associate degree in Emergency Management provides students with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills through an all-hazards curriculum emphasizing emergency management principles that apply across disciplines, industries and types of emergencies. The degree focuses on the knowledge and skills for public safety personnel to mitigate, prepare, respond to, and recover effectively from the effects of disasters in their community.
The design of the program spans multiple disciplines including Fire, EMS, Criminal Justice, and Public Administration. In addition, the program will expose students to scenario based learning to enhance their core competencies to adapt to the ever changing world of emergency management. Preparing the individual for leadership positions within the public safety sector, the program also includes leadership and management skill development. This program is available to enable students to gain advanced knowledge in the field of Emergency Management.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Describe and apply the laws governing emergency management at the Local, State and Federal levels.
- List and describe the emergency management disaster phases and how risk analysis is used and fits into the process.
- Analyze and apply resource management techniques including response and recovery phases in disasters and communication needs during disaster events.
- Create and administer preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery plans for natural disasters and man-made emergency events.
- Analyze potential emergency situations and compute risk analysis from the administrative perspective required to direct emergency services agencies including budgeting, policy creation, human resource management, and incident command functions.
|CJUS 101||Introduction Criminal Justice||3|
|CJUS 103||Int to Terrorism/Homeland Sec||3|
|EMGT 225||Emergency Mgmt Principles||3|
|EMGT 260||Disaster Mitigation Emer Mgmt||3|
|EMGT 261||Disaster Preparation Emer Mgmt||3|
|EMGT 315||Leadership/Mgmt Public Safety||3|
|EMGT 360||Emer Disaster Resp & Recovery||3|
|FIRE 101||Introduction to Fire Science||3|
|FIRE 111||Hazardous Materials||3|
|POLI 130||Intro State/Local Government||4|
|POLI 201||Intro to Public Administration||3|
Note: This degree cannot be used to meet the requirement of an associates degree for the Emergency Management Bachelors Degree.
General Education: All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 62 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.