Emergency Management

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Catalog year 2015/2016

Provides students with a broad education in emergency management. Focuses on preparedness and the skills needed to organize and lead emergency management operations.

The Emergency Management Program continues to expand and include new offerings that reflect changing demands. Students pursuing an Associate’s degree in Emergency Management complete either the online pathway (Track I) or the Residency Pathway (Track II).

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Emergency Management Program
301.624.2854 ▪ EmergMgt


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 Provides students with a broad education in emergency management. Focuses on preparedness and the skills needed to organize and lead emergency management operations. 

After completing the required FEMA IS courses, students enroll in modules 1A–6A (E.M. 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A). Modules are FCC online courses offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

The FEMA IS credit conversion process takes place in three (3) environments.
  1. FEMA website: Take FEMA IS courses online at http://training/fema/gov/is/crslist/aspx
  2. EMI/Jacobs (www.em-study.com): online site where you go to convert FEMA IS courses to college credit.
  3. Frederick Community College (FCC): where FCC Modules are completed.

Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://www.acaff.usmh.usmd.edu/artweb/index.html
 

Course Credits
English
 
EN 101–English Composition 3
Mathematics
 
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences
 
Social Science Elective 3
Arts & Humanities
 
Arts & Humanities Elective(GenEd course list) 3
Biological & Physical Sciences
 
Science Elective (GenEd course list)  3/4
General Education Elective (Select from GenEd course list) 6
PE/Health Requirements 1
Departmental Requirements
 
EM Module 1A: Foundations of Emergency Management 3
FEM 113–Comprehensive Emergency Management (IS-1.a)
 
FEM 131–Principles of Emergency Management (IS-230.d)
 
FEM 151–National Incident Management System (NIMS) (IS-700.a, 702.a, and 703.a)
 
EM Module 2A: Emergency Management Coordination 3
​FEM 128–State Disaster Management (IS-208.a)
 
​FEM 161–Emergency Operations Center (IS-775)
 
​FEM 150–Incident Command System (IS-100.b and 200.b)
 
EM Module 3A: Leadership and Management 3
​FEM 132–Introduction to Leadership and Influence (IS-240.b)
 
​FEM 133–Decision Making & Problem Solving (IS-241.b)
 
​FEM 134–Effective Communication (IS-242.b)
 
EM Module 4A: Planning and Response 3
​FEM 140–Emergency Planning (IS-235.b)
 
​FEM 159–National Response Framework (IS-800.b)
 
​FEM 174–Disaster Response Operations (IS-26, 102.c, 293, and 634)
 
EM Module 5A: Emergency Management Mitigation 3
​FEM 157–Hazard Mitigation (IS-393.a)
 
​FEM 186–Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Workforce Basics (IS-319, 320, 321, 322 and 323)
 
​FEM 173–Continuity of Operations Planning (IS-546.a, 547.a, 548 and 550)
 
EM Module 6A: Recovery and Assessment 3
​FEM 201–National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview (IS-2900)
 
​FEM 179–Emergency Management Recovery (IS-212.a, 395 and 559)
 
​FEM 141–Disaster Exercise (IS-139)
 
Other Requirements
 
INTR 103–Internship: Emergency Management Capstone 3
FEM Electives (Select 7 credits from FEM courses not listed above) 7
Electives 10
Total 60
 
 
For more information on taking FEM courses in this program, please visit the FEMA Web site: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/
 
 

Provides students with a broad education in emergency management. Focuses on preparedness and the skills needed to organize and lead emergency management operations. Option II allows regional students to earn their degree in a hybrid format through a combination of online and on-campus courses. Students should consult with the Program Manager before enrolling.

  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://www.acaff.usmh.usmd.edu/artweb/index.html
Course Credits
English
 
EN101–English Composition 3
Mathematics
 
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences
 
Social Science Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Arts & Humanities
 
Arts & Humanities & Communications Elective (GenEd course list)* 3
Biological & Physical Sciences
 
Science Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
General Education Elective  (Select from GenEd course list) 3
Wellness Elective (GenEd course list) 3
PE/Health Requirement  (Wellness elective satisfies this requirement) 1/3
Departmental Requirements 
 
ID 225–Disaster, Crisis, and Emergency Management 3
EM 102–Emergency Management Planning 3
EM 104–Disaster Response and Recovery 3
EM 106–Mitigation and Hazard Management 3
EM 110–Federal Emergency Management 3
EM 120–Introduction to Homeland Security 3
EM 130–Integrated Emergency Management 3
EM 201–Research and Technology in Emergency Management 3
EM 203–Social Impacts of Disaster 3
EM 205–Emergency Management Leadership 3
EM 210–Emergency Management Capstone 3
Electives
 
Elective Course 6
Total 60

Provides students with a broad education in emergency management. Focuses on preparedness and the skills needed to organize and lead emergency management operations. 

After completing the required FEMA IS courses, students enroll in modules 1–6 (E.M. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Modules are FCC online courses offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

The FEMA IS credit conversion process takes place in three (3) environments.
  1. FEMA website: Take FEMA IS coureses online at http://training/fema/gov/is/crslist/aspx
  2. EMI/Jacobs (www.em-study.com): online site where you go to convert FEMA IS courses to college credit.
  3. Frederick Community College (FCC): where FCC Modules are completed.
 
Course Credits
Departmental Requirements
 
EM Module 1A: Foundations of Emergency Management 3
FEM 113–Comprehensive Emergency Management (IS-1.a)
 
FEM 131–Principles of Emergency Management (IS-230.d)
 
FEM 151–National Incident Management System (NIMS) (IS-700.a, 702.a, and 703.a)
 
EM Module 2A: Emergency Management Coordination 3
​FEM 128–State Disaster Management (IS-208.a)
 
​FEM 161–Emergency Operations Center (IS-775)
 
​FEM 150–Incident Command System (IS-100.b and 200.b)
 
EM Module 3A: Leadership and Management 3
​FEM 132–Introduction to Leadership and Influence (IS-240.b)
 
​FEM 133–Decision Making & Problem Solving (IS-241.b)
 
​FEM 134–Effective Communication (IS-242.b)
 
EM Module 4A: Planning and Response 3
​FEM 140–Emergency Planning (IS-235.b)
 
​FEM 159–National Response Framework (IS-800.b)
 
​FEM 174–Disaster Response Operations (IS-26, 102.c, 293, and 634)
 
EM Module 5A: Emergency Management Mitigation 3
​FEM 157–Hazard Mitigation (IS-393.a)
 
​FEM 186–Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Workforce Basics (IS-319, 320, 321, 322 and 323)
 
​FEM 173–Continuity of Operations Planning (IS-546.a, 547.a, 548 and 550)
 
EM Module 6A: Recovery and Assessment 3
​FEM 201–National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview (IS-2900)
 
​FEM 179–Emergency Management Recovery (IS-212.a, 395 and 559)
 
​FEM 141–Disaster Exercise (IS-139)
 
Other Requirements
 
FEM Electives (Select 8 credits from FEM courses not listed above) 8
Total 26

 
Provides students with a broad education in emergency management. Focuses on preparedness and the skills needed to organize and lead emergency management operations. Students will take a comprehensive exam on the selected module.

 
Requirements Credits
FEM 113–Comprehensive Emergency Management 1
FEM 131–Principles of Emergency Management 1
Select a module of instruction approved by the program manager.
Modular exam must be passed.
4/6
Total 6/8

Note: After completing FEM Module courses indicated above, students must pass a comprehensive exam on that module.

Click here for details on the modules available.  


 
PART 1: Frederick Community College Admission
 
  • Apply for admission to FCC online. During the process, be sure to select "My goal now is to earn an associate of applied science (AAS) degree to prepare for a career" and then "Emergency Management A.A.S. degree" from the drop-down menu when completing the application.
 
  • Request official transcripts with previous course work from college, military, EMS, Fire and/or Police experience (see PART 2 below.) Ensure official transcripts or letters are mailed from the institution or training facility directly to FCC at:

    Frederick Community College
    Registration and Records Center
    7932 Opossumtown Pike
    Frederick, MD 21702
 
  • An acceptance letter with a student ID will arrive to you via US Mail within 7 to 10 days of your application submission. Upon receipt of this letter, visit FCC online to access the PeopleSoft Student System and follow the “First Time User” steps to begin enrolling in courses.
 
  • Send an email to EmergMgt to inform us you have applied to MACEM's Emergency Management program. An Emergency Management advisor will then contact you to schedule a 20-minute teleconference advising session to prepare you for success at FCC.
     
PART 2: General Education, Credit Conversion and Transfers

 
  • FCC offers general education courses on campus and online. (Maryland residents qualify for in-county tuition rates. See class schedules for details.)
   
  • As FEMA courses meet FCC in-residency requirements, general education (e.g. English, Math, History, etc.) courses can be taken at your local college or university and transferred to FCC.
   
  • Transcript evaluations take approximately four weeks in our registration office. Evaluation results will appear in your PeopleSoft student account online.

PART 3: Module Pre-Requisites and Requirements


What is a Module?
A Module is a 5-week online course and final exam taken after pre-requisite independent study (IS) courses have been completed and converted to college credit.


Module Enrollment
   
  • Log into your PeopleSoft account online to verify the conversion of the independent study (IS) courses and register ($25 fee) for a Module course. (All required IS courses must be complete and converted prior to enrollment in a Module.)
 
  • ImportantModules are administered during 5-week sessions within FCC’s academic semesters. If a Module is not completed or passed during the 5-week session in which you enrolled, the Module may not be taken again until the first 5-week session in the following semester. (Modules cannot be taken more than once in any given semester.) Review the Frederick Community College Academic Calendar to plan accordingly.
  1. If you are a student prior to August 2008, please contact MACEM directly at EmergMgt to request a Module.



Taking a Module Course


1.   All Modules are administered online through Blackboard - to get started:
 
  • User name (all students): W before your student ID number (i.e.W123456)
  • Password (new students): first two letters of your last name and last five digits of your student ID (i.e. sm23456)
  • Password (returning students): last four digits of your student ID (i.e. 3456)
2.   At the beginning of the 5-week session, the module will appear in the “My Courses” area of Blackboard.
 
  • Click on the course and orient yourself with the site.
  • Course documents detail proctor instructions - be sure to read through these documents.
  • Complete and submit the PDF file labeled “Proctor Site contact information” to the assignment folder of the same name.
  • Prior to the exam, an email will be sent directing you to contact the proctor site and coordinate your exam.


PART 4: Emergency Management Internship


INTR103: Internship
Students seeking an Emergency Management Associate of Applied Science degree are required to complete INTR103, a 3-credit internship course. The internship, requiring a minimum of 135 hours, may be completed during an 8-week (17 hours weekly) or 15-week (9 hours a week) session of a pre-determined semester.


Eligibility
Students may register for INTR 103 after successful completion of Modules 1, 2, and 3. Eligible students must contact the Internship Coordinator to schedule an Internship Planning Meeting to discuss internship plans.
Review the Internship Workbook, an in-depth manual providing direction, requirements, and forms to utilize throughout the course.

Registration
Following the planning meeting, students must then arrange an internship with a local emergency management entity: a business, municipality, state or federal level agency/office.
Once preliminary arrangements have been made, students must submit an Internship Plan to the Internship Coordinator to receive approval and complete course registration.


Guidelines
As internships must entail Emergency Management experience in a field unrelated to previous or current experience, the internship cannot be performed as part of your normal duty and/or current employment.
Previous or current emergency management experience does NOT exempt anyone from completing this required course.


PART 5: Graduation


Congratulations - you’re ready to graduate! To acknowledge all your hard work and accomplishments, be sure to:
 
  • Request a graduation appointment with your Emergency Management program manager.
 
  • Confirm all requirements for an Emergency Management A.A.S., Certification or Letter of Recognition have been met.
   
  • Participate in FCC’s graduation ceremony to walk across the stage and receive recognition for your accomplishment.


Thank you for working toward your future at FCC. It has been a pleasure assisting you on your journey. Please note, your actual diploma will be mailed to you within 90 days of your degree confer date. Questions? Please contact us!  

 
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The college prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, religion, gender, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability of otherwise qualified individuals and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.
 

Convert FEMA Independent Study Courses to College Credits


The credit conversion process takes place in three (3) environments
    1. FEMA - Take FEMA IS courses online. 
    2. EMI/Jacobs (www.em-study.com) - online site where you go to convert FEMA IS courses to college credit.
    3. Frederick Community College (FCC) - where FEMA IS courses are reviewed and posted to college transcripts. 


Step 1 Review SEMESTER DATE INFORMATION below. Students are responsible for reviewing these dates and must allow necessary processing time to receive credits within the desired academic semester (spring, summer, fall).

Step 2 FEMA: Complete FEMA IS online courses here. Be sure to select courses that are eligible for credit. 

Step 3 EMI/Jacobs (www.em-study.com): Convert your FEMA IS courses to credit here
Cost is $81 per credit (effective August 24, 2015). Transcripts will ship from Frederick Community College in 4 weeks. No rush service is available.

Questions-Contact  EMI/Jacobs office at 301.447.1200 or email emstudy@jacobs.com

Step 4 Frederick Community College: Credits are awarded and transcripts are issued here.  
Em-study.com will send your request/order to Frederick Community College (FCC) on your behalf.
An e-mail containing a completion date will be sent from FCC upon receipt of your FEMA IS order.
A second e-mail will be sent from FCC when credits are awarded and transcript(s) have shipped.
Email us, if you have any questions.

SEMESTER DATE INFORMATION and ORDERING DEADLINES
 

Spring 2015 Semester (1/26/15-5/31/15)
You must complete Step 3 above (order and validate credits with www.em-study.com between 1/26/15-5/31/15) to receive credits within spring semester.

Summer 2015 Semester(6/1/15-8/23/15) 
You must complete Step 3 above (order and validate with www.em-study.com between 6/1/15-8/23/15) to receive credits within summer semester.

Fall 2015 Semester (8/24/15-1/25/16)
You must complete Step 3 above (order and validate with www.em-study.com between (8/24/15-1/25/16) to receive credits within fall semester.


Frederick Community College prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its activities, admissions, educational programs, and employment.
 

Emergency Management AAS


Students will be able to:
  1. Differentiate organizational roles and responsibilities of government agencies during all phases of the Emergency Management (EM) cycle.
  2. Navigate multi-disciplinary organizational structures to identify local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Resources.
  3. Collect, analyze and synthesize information to identify possible outcomes of a potential or actual event and recommend solutions.
  4. Identify a variety of EM problems and develop an inventory of possible solutions to those problems based on established EM techniques, successful historical solutions and the cost/benefit of each option.
  5. Provide organized, clear and concise EM information.
  6. Utilize specific EM terminology and concepts in a manner appropriate to  professional EM analysis and problem solving. 
  7. Identify leadership techniques and change management models for effective EM.
FCC has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students graduating with an A.A.S. in Emergency Management and who are looking for transfer opportunities. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471.

  • Charter Oak State College (COSC)–Public Safety Administration Concentration
  • University of Maryland University College (UMUC)–B.S. Emergency Management, B.S., Homeland Security
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) - B.S. Unified Public Safety Administration : Emergency Management Administration Concentration
  • Capella University -  B.S. Public Safety