A nationally-recognized program

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.

Training you in emergency management

Learn what's in place on the federal, state and local levels to manage disaster preparedness and recovery. Our Emergency Administration and Management A.S. Degree gives current and future emergency professionals a credential to get ahead in their careers. To become certified as an Emergency Manager through the National Coordinating Council on Emergency Management (NCCEM), you need work experience.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Emergency Management Directors

Salary Data

Florida Average

United States Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

150

2026

180

Percent Change

16

Projected Job Openings

10

Our Emergency Administration and Management A.S. Degree and Certificate teaches you how to:

  • Write emergency plans that meet local, state and federal guidelines
  • Communicate as a crisis advisor
  • Solve problems facing response teams
  • Plan and execute 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: 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 -

Geoffrey Brown
Lead Instructor
727-241-4120


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.

Florida CIP Code

1743011202: Security Mgmt & Administration

Federal CIP Code

43.0302: Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management.

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

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

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

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

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

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

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.

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.

SUPPORT COURSES
Sociology (Complete 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social/Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
SYG 2000 Introductory Sociology 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 9 credits

FFP 2740 Fire Service Course Delivery 3
FFP 2741 Fire Service Course Design 3
FFP 2881 Emergency Management Leadership and Administration 3

SUBPLAN
Select one subplan from below (Complete 33 credits)

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

DSC 1002 Domestic & International Terrorism 3
DSC 1004 Introduction to the NRF and NIMS 3
FFP 1830 Introduction to Hazards 3
FFP 2800 Emergency Management Public Education Programs 3
FFP 2801 Fundamentals of Emergency Management 3
DSC 1552 Critical Infrastructure Protection 3
FFP 2840 Disaster Recovery Operations 3
FFP 2841 Contingency Planning for Business and Industry 3
FFP 2940 Internship 3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Emergency Administration & Management (Select 9 credits)

Select any FFP or DSC course not in your chosen track. 9

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

DSC 1002 Domestic & International Terrorism 3
DSC 1004 Introduction to the NRF and NIMS 3
DSC 1033 Weapons of Mass Destruction 3
DSC 1222 Psychological Management of Weapons Of Mass Destruction Victims 3
DSC 1552 Critical Infrastructure Protection 3
DSC 1562 Homeland Security Threat Strategy 3
DSC 1631 Terrorism Response Planning 3
DSC 1751 Homeland Security Policy & Law 3
FFP 2940 Internship 3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Homeland Security (Select 9 credits)

Select any FFP or DSC course not in your chosen track 9
Total Credits 60

Continue your education at SPC

Our certificates in Homeland Security and Emergency Administration and Management are part of our Associate in Science Degree in Emergency Administration and Management. Our A.S. degree transfers to our Public Safety Administration bachelor's Degree.

PUBLIC SAFETY ADVANCED TRAINING

If you're looking for training as a current public safety professional or need to meet your mandatory training requirements, SPC offers a wide range of options.

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