Emergency Management

The Certification of Completion (CCL) in Emergency Management provides the student with knowledge and skills required to conduct a comprehensive emergency management program. The program prepares students to manage fire department operations, hazardous materials incidents, tactics, strategy, and safety of firefighting activities, and customer service in the public sector. The student will be prepared for positions such as Emergency Manager, Emergency Management Planner, Emergency Operations Coordinator, Environmental Compliance Planner, and Emergency Management Specialist, working in state, local, federal, and international governments, business and industry, military installations, and health care facilities.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5304
Total Credits Required
18
Catalog Year
2019-2020
What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. 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.
  2. Describe disaster recovery operations including planning considerations, special populations issues and recovery responsibilities.
  3. Explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention.
  4. 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.
  5. Identify and describe hazard mitigation strategies, including coordinated community responses and resources.
  6. Describe methods for managing emergency incidents including command, control, and coordination of response.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC146 Disaster Recovery Operations RC 3
FSC147 Emergency Preparedness RC 3
FSC148 Fundamentals of Emergency Management RC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC139 Emergency Response to Terrorism RC 3
FSC149 Hazard Mitigation RC 3
FSC224 Incident Command Systems RC 3
Program Area Key
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Emergency Management (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125809).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.