About the CCPS Associate of Science in Emergency Management Curriculum
The Emergency Management degree program is designed to provide a well- rounded learning experience to current and future emergency management leaders in the public, private, and voluntary sectors. The curriculum blends theoretical perspectives with professional practice and emphasizes application of knowledge to real-world practical settings. It highlights the fundamentals of emergency management while providing an interdisciplinary course of study in the skills and practices necessary to enhance resiliency for communities or organizations.
Associate of Science in Emergency Management
The Associate of Science in Emergency Management requires a minimum of 18 credit hours.
This course provides students with insight into the profession of emergency management, its history, principles, participants, functions, structure, and future. This course includes concepts related to accreditation of emergency management programs, professional associations, and professional credentials.
This course examines the role of disaster exercises in emergency management and business crisis management programs. The objective is to develop exercises in all four phases of emergency management, analyze emergency management capabilities, and use exercises to enhance strategic planning. Focus is on designing, conducting, and evaluating disaster exercises. Best practices are used to understand the application of "lessons learned" and after-action reports to support continuous improvement.
This course provides an overview of hazards and threats with an analysis of the causes, characteristics, nature and effects of such disasters as tornadoes, drought, earthquakes, pandemics, fires, flooding, hazardous materials, hurricanes, industrial accidents, terrorism, cyber and technological threats, nuclear power plant accidents, power failures, volcanoes, and other catastrophic hazards.
This course focuses on the historical roots of terrorism and stresses the importance of understanding the past to adequately prepare for the future. Through a historical perspective, this course provides basis for and discusses aspects that make contemporary terrorism of today different from traditional terrorism of the past.
General introduction to, and analysis of, historical and current theories of leadership. Study of leadership process involving interaction of leaders and followers in organizational settings such as public/private, profit and nonprofit.
Leaders at all organizational levels need an understanding of what makes their organizations go—money! Whether it is a for-profit business or a "non-profit," the financial aspects of operation affect the company's ability to achieve goals and the leader's ability to make decisions. This course includes the "basics" of using various financial statements, cash management plans, capital budgets, ratios and other tools to assist the leader in directing the organization. In addition, pricing strategies, economic decision-making models, financing options and internal accountability will be considered. Finally, measurements of financial performance and requirements for validity of financial information will be discussed from the perspective of what the leader needs to know to function effectively and meet his/her financial responsibilities.