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College of Public Safety Administration

Associate in Science

Emergency Administration and Management

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.

Florida CIP Code

1743030200:

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

3
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.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

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

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

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

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

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

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

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

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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.

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.
Introductory Sociology
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 15 credits

Technical Applications in Emergency Management
3
Fire Service Course Delivery
3
Fire Service Course Design
3
Emergency Management Leadership and Administration
3
Effects of Disasters on Society
3

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)

Domestic & International Terrorism
3
Introduction to the NRF and NIMS
3
Introduction to Hazards
3
Emergency Management Public Education Programs
3
Fundamentals of Emergency Management
3
Hazard Mitigation
3
Disaster Recovery Operations
3
Contingency Planning for Business and Industry
3
Internship
3

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

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

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

Domestic & International Terrorism
3
Introduction to the NRF and NIMS
3
Weapons of Mass Destruction
3
Psychological Management of Weapons Of Mass Destruction Victims
3
Critical Infrastructure Protection
3
Homeland Security Threat Strategy
3
Terrorism Response Planning
3
Homeland Security Policy & Law
3
Internship
3

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

3
Select any FFP or DSC course not in your chosen track
60
Total Credits