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College of Public Safety Administration

Advanced Technical Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Emergency Management


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2019 (565)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2019 (565), 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

Brian Frank

Geoffrey Brown
Lead Instructor

Program Summary

This Advanced Technical Certificate provides professionals in the EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, Public Health and other related occupations an advanced level of training in emergency management and disaster preparedness. Recent natural disasters and state emergencies have highlighted the need communities have to serve vulnerable populations during these crises. This need exists across a wide range of occupations that respond to such disaster situations. Emergency management directors prepare plans and procedures for responding to natural disasters and other emergencies. They also help lead the response during and after emergencies, often in coordination with public safety officials, elected officials, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. This program is intended for students who have already attained an A.S. degree in the area of public safety or emergency management. Some courses in this ATC may apply towards the Public Safety Administration BAS 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.

Admission Rules

Applicants must have an A.S. degree in an emergency management related field.

Graduation Rules

Completion of all coursework with a grade of "C" or higher.

Complete 18 credits

Interprofessional Team Based Health Care
Planning Methodology for Hazard Mitigation
Emerging Issues in Environmental Disaster Management
Evolution of Emergency Management
Critical Incident Management
Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Care
Total Credits