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Associate of Science in Emergency Management

Total Credit Hours: 61-62


About Associate of Science in Emergency Management


Emergency Management graduates will be able to apply basic emergency management skills in the event of natural and manmade disasters. Graduates will be able to implement the four major areas of emergency, namely, mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery. The Emergency Management program utilizes the Emergency Management Institute’s Independent Study (IS) courses to prepare graduates to apply leadership skills, to communicate effectively, to solve problems, to plan, to work as a team, to operate within the legal system and governmental framework for emergency management, to analyze risks and hazards, and to manage resources efficiently.

Guam Community College is mirroring Frederick Community College’s model whereby college credits are granted upon successful completion of Emergency Management Institute’s (EMI) Independent Study (IS) courses online. Students who have completed these IS courses will need to request for an official transcript from EMI then apply for college credits at Guam Community College towards an Associate of Science in Emergency Management.

The Emergency Management program’s technical requirements are adopted and derived from EMI’s Independent Study program. These courses are subject to revision and new courses will be added to the program. GCC’s Emergency Management program will adhere to the latest IS offerings to ensure that students learn what is relevant and most up-to-date information and skills.


 

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

PY 120

General Psychology

3

Natural & Physical Sciences (Choose one)

SI103/    103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/ 110L

Environmental Biology/ Environmental Biology Laboratory

Total

19-20

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EMI 100

Emergency Manager

1

EMI 102

Hazardous Materials

1

EMI 104

A Citizen’s Guide to Disaster Assistance

1

EMI 106

Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow

1

EMI 108

Orientation to Disaster Exercise

1

EMI 110

Exercise Design

1

EMI 112

State Disaster Management

1

EMI 114

Principles of Emergency Management

1

EMI 116

Emergency Planning

1

EMI 118

Leadership & Influence

1

EMI 120

Decision Making & Problem Solving

1

EMI 154

Community Emergency Response Team

1

EMI 122

Effective Communication

1

EMI 124

Developing & Managing Volunteers

1

EMI 126

Anticipating Hazardous Weather

1

EMI 128

Emergency Operations Center Role

1

EMI 130

Volunteer Agencies in Emergency Management

1

EMI 132

Disaster Basics

1

EMI 134

Community Hurricane Preparedness

1

EMI 136

Hazardous Material Prevention

1

EMI 138

Multi-hazard Emergency Planning for Schools

1

EMI 140

Introduction to Mitigation

1

EMI 142

Protecting your Home and Small Business from Disaster

1

EMI 144

Introduction to Public Assistance

1

EMI 146

Debris Operation

1

EMI 148

Incident Command System

1

EMI 150

National Incident Management System

1

EMI 152

National Response Plan & Disaster Medical System

1

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ 102

First Responder

3

EMI 154

Community Emergency Response Team

1

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

PS 140

American Government

3

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

3

SM 225

Leadership 

3

Total

42

Program Total

61-62


Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.
 
Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.
 
The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.
 
Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.
 
Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.
 

Notes on General Education requirements

Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the technical requirements of a student’s specific degree program.
 
The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

 

General Education Requirements

English Composition (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

EN 111

Writing for Research

Mathematics (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

Natural & Physical Sciences (4-6 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI 101/101L

Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1)

4

SI 103/103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 105/105L

Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/110L

Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 130A/B

Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Anatomy & Physiology II (3)

6

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

Social &Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

PY 100

Personal Adjustment

HI 121

History of World Civilization I

HI 122

History of World Civilization II

Computer Literacy (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

Humanities and Fine Arts (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

CH 110

Chamorro I

4

CH 111

Chamorro II

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese I

4

JA 111

Beginning Japanese II

4

EN125

Introduction to Human Communication and Speech

3

EN 210

Introduction to Literature

3

HU 120

Pacific Cultures

3

HU 220

Guam Cultures & Legends

3

PI 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

TH 101

Introduction to the Theater

3

Minimum General Education Requirements

19




Upon successful completion of the AS in Emergency Management program, students will be able to:
  1. State the government’s role in Emergency Management.
  2. Describe the function of the Emergency Operations Center and National Incident Management System.
  3. Evaluate hazards and risks of emergency situations.
  4. Make decisions, solve problems, and use critical thinking skills vis-a-vis the emergency planning process.



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