Certificate of Completion in Emergency Management

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services

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 emergency 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.

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Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Emergency Management (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5304
Total Credits Required
18
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Available Online
Yes
Program Notes

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

This program replaces: CCL/5774N Domestic Preparedness and Homeland Security

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. Analyze 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. Discuss hazard mitigation strategies, including coordinated community responses and resources.
  6. Evaluate methods for managing emergency incidents including command, control, and coordination of response.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

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

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • 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 AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
AJS/DPR/FSC146 Disaster Recovery Operations 3
AJS/DPR/FSC147 Emergency Preparedness 3
AJS/DPR/FSC148 Fundamentals of Emergency Management Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
AJS/DPR/FSC139 Emergency Response to Terrorism 3
AJS/DPR/FSC149 Hazard Mitigation 3
FSC224 Incident Command Systems 3

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Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

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.

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 academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Emergency Management (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=149990).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

A list of the current and previous versions of the pathway map for the Emergency Management program
Catalog Year Effective Dates
2020-2021 (Current)    5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021
2019-2020 5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019