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Emergency Administration and Management Certificate

  • Emergency Administration and Management
    Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility


    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), 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, AC
    (727) 341-4507

    Brian Frank
    Dean, AC
    (727) 341-4503

    Program Summary

    Emergency Administration and Management (EAM) is a comprehensive certificate focused on policy, planning, and administration of emergency response teams. This certificate integrates the practical, technical, and communication aspects of emergency management. Program participants will gain an understanding of problems facing response teams, learn to write emergency plans according to state and federal guidelines, and build communications skills as crisis advisors. These courses apply towards the Emergency Administration and Management Associate in Science degree.

    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.

    Florida CIP Code


    Federal CIP Code

    43.0302: Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • Risk Manager in private and public organizations
    • OSHA, SARA, and Emergency Response Director
    • Professionals interested in emergency response training and management
    • Governmental and industrial emergency planner


    FFP 1830Introduction to Hazards3
    FFP 2800Emergency Management Public Education Programs3
    FFP 2801Fundamentals of Emergency Management3
    DSC 1552Critical Infrastructure Protection3
    FFP 2840Disaster Recovery Operations3
    FFP 2841Contingency Planning for Business and Industry3
    DSC 1002Domestic & International Terrorism3
    DSC 1004Introduction to the NRF and NIMS3
    Total Credits24
  • CT to AS to BAS
  • 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.

  • 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
  • CT iconManaging emergency response

    Learning to coordinate disaster recovery and preparedness is a skill and an art. Our program prepares you to respond to natural and man-made threats and incidents that can involve many different agencies and resources.