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Emergency Administration and Management A.S. Degree

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  • Training you in emergency management

    AS iconLearn what's in place on the federal, state and local levels to manage disaster preparedness and recovery. Our Associate in Science Degree in Emergency Administration and Management gives current and future emergency professionals a credential to get ahead in their careers. We offer two specialties: emergency administration and management or homeland security.

  • Homeland security and emergency management careers

    Our programs prepare you for jobs as emergency management directors, planners and specialists or security management specialists. To become certified as an emergency manager through the National Coordinating Council on Emergency Management (NCCEM), you need work experience.

  • Notice to Out-of-State Online Students

    ImportantDue to state authorization requirements for distance learning that are particular to each state, students who reside in Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada cannot enroll in online classes at St. Petersburg College as long as they are residents of those states.

  • The Emergency Administration and Management program at St. Petersburg College was the first such Associate in Science degree in the United States and the first offered completely online. It remains one of the nation’s leading programs.
  • What you will learn

    With our Emergency Administration and Management A.S. Degree and Certificate you will learn to:

    • Write emergency plans that meet local, state and federal guidelines
    • Communicate as a crisis advisor
    • Solve problems facing response teams
    • Planning and executing emergency operations
    • Effectively use federal, state and local mitigation programs
    • Recover from disasters
    • Provide emergency management public education
  • Emergency Administration and Management
    Associate in Science

    EAM-AS

    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2014 (480)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2014 (480), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



    Program Leadership Information

    publicsafetyadvising@spcollege.edu -
    Charles Crowther, Lead Instructor, 727-341-4507
    Brian Frank, Dean, 727-341-4503

    Program Summary

    The Associate in Science degree program allows students to not only graduate with an AS degree, but also be able to meet the entrance requirements to continue the BAS degree in Public Safety. Additional information on the PSA-BAS degree may be found here.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • A degree designed for:
    • Risk managers in the private and public sectors as well as those responsible for hazard assessment, OSHA, SARA compliance, and emergency response (including volunteer agencies).
    • Emergency professionals who will be relied upon to protect the public in the event of a major emergency. This includes paid and volunteer firefighters, police officers, emergency medical service workers, public works officials and private industrial safety managers.
    • Governmental and industrial emergency planners who must prepare for potential emergencies by designing procedures, buying equipment and - in some cases - predicting possible disasters.
    • Aspiring emergency professionals seeking a broad-based education in the procedures for coping with daily emergencies and major disasters.
    • Emergency professionals who need additional skills to prepare for management opportunities.

    Admission Rules

    1. Complete SPC application.
    2. Take SPC placement test.
    3. Attend an advising session with the Lead Instructor, SEPSI Advisor or Dean.

    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Communications - Composition

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.3

    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Communications - Speech

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Humanities and Fine Arts

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Mathematics

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Ethics

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Computer/Information Literacy Competency

    Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Enhanced World View

    Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

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    SUPPORT COURSES
    Sociology (Complete 3 credits)

    Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social/Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
    SYG 2000Introductory Sociology3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Complete 15 credits

    FFP 1823Technical Applications in Emergency Management3
    FFP 2740Fire Service Course Delivery3
    FFP 2741Fire Service Course Design3
    FFP 2881Emergency Management Leadership and Administration3
    SYP 2460Effects of Disasters on Society3

    Select ONE of the following Subplans

    SUBPLAN
    Select one subplan from below (Complete 27 credits)

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    Subplan: Emergency Administration & Management (Select 24 credits)

    DSC 1002Domestic & International Terrorism3
    DSC 1004Introduction to the NRF and NIMS3
    FFP 1830Introduction to Hazards3
    FFP 2800Emergency Management Public Education Programs3
    FFP 2801Fundamentals of Emergency Management3
    FFP 2831Hazard Mitigation3
    FFP 2840Disaster Recovery Operations3
    FFP 2841Contingency Planning for Business and Industry3
    FFP 2940Internship3

    SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
    Subplan: Emergency Administration & Management (Select 3 credits)

    Select any FFP or DSC course not in your chosen track.3

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    Subplan: Homeland Security (Select 24 credits)

    DSC 1002Domestic & International Terrorism3
    DSC 1004Introduction to the NRF and NIMS3
    DSC 1033Weapons of Mass Destruction3
    DSC 1222Psychological Management of Weapons Of Mass Destruction Victims3
    DSC 1552Critical Infrastructure Protection3
    DSC 1562Homeland Security Threat Strategy3
    DSC 1631Terrorism Response Planning3
    DSC 1751Homeland Security Policy & Law3
    FFP 2940Internship3

    SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
    Subplan: Homeland Security (Select 3 credits)

    Select any FFP or DSC course not in your chosen track3
    Total Credits60