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The Emergency Management curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed for emergency services delivery in local and state government agencies. Study involves both management and technical aspects of law enforcement, fire protection, emergency medical services, and emergency planning.
Course work includes classroom and laboratory exercises to introduce the student to various aspects of emergency preparedness, protection, and enforcement. Students will learn technical and administrative skills such as investigative principles, hazardous materials, codes, standards, emergency agency operations, and finance.
Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire/rescue agencies, law enforcement agencies, fire marshal offices, industrial firms, educational institutions, emergency management offices, and other government agencies. Employed persons should have opportunities for skilled and supervisory-level positions.
Upon successful completion of the Emergency Management degree, the graduate should be able to:
- Perform emergency management critical skills (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery)
- Explain basic functions of emergency services (fire, medical, and law enforcement)
- Explain potential impacts of natural and manmade disasters including acts of terrorism on local, state, national, and international levels
- Demonstrate effective communication skills
- Apply critical-thinking and decision-making skills to managing disasters