Managing 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. 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

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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 Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2021 (585)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2021 (585), 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 -

Geoffrey Brown
(727) 341-4120

Susan Demers

Program Summary

Please contact for questions regarding this program.

This program is offered as a Fully Online program.

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

Graduation Rules

A minimum grade of "C" in all Support and Major courses.


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
DSC 1002 Domestic & International Terrorism 3
DSC 1004 Introduction to the NRF and NIMS 3
Total Credits 24

Continue your education at SPC

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


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 public safety Advanced and Short-Term Training.

Emergency Administration and Management degree progression