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Certificate in Emergency Management

Total Credit Hours: 31


About Certificate 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 management, 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 a Certificate 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

EN110

English Composition

3

MA107

Mathematics for the Trades

4

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Choose 19 courses from the following:

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 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

PS 140

American Government

3

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

EMI 154

Community Emergency Response Team

1

Certificate Total

31

Note: The Emergency Management Certificate program will be revamped and redesigned by AY 2019-2020.


General Requirements for Certificates

Effective fall Semester 2003, several academic policy changes were implemented to ensure that students are adequately prepared to meet business and industry standards. All Undeclared or newly Declared Students enrolled in regularly scheduled postsecondary courses must be enrolled in or must have completed developmental coursework for Math and English or have successfully placed into post-secondary Math and English (or equivalent).
 
Students must fulfill the English general education requirement by the time they have enrolled in 12 credits of classes. This means that students may take only nine (9) credits before they must begin meeting the general education requirements. All declared students in Certificate programs will be required to successfully complete minimum general education course requirements. For more information, refer to the Admissions Information, General Education Policy section of this catalog.
 
A. General Education Requirements
Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking English as indicated by one of the following:
Test out of the English Placement Test (or equivalent), or
Satisfactory completion of EN096 or EN097 courses
and
Test out of the Math Placement Test (or equivalent), or
Satisfactory completion of MA096 or MA098 courses
 
B. Technical Requirements
Total Technical Requirements vary by program.
 
C. Related General Education & Technical Requirements
Total related General Ed/Technical Requirements vary by program.
 
Minimum Total Credits Required for a Certificate           30
* No course may be counted for both Technical Major and Science/Technology General Education requirements.
** Placement testing is not mandatory for admission to the College. Completion of placement testing, however, is required for enrollment into English and mathematics courses. Therefore, students who plan to enroll full-time in a program should take the placement test to be eligible for a full load of courses.



Upon successful completion of the Certificate 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 in emergency situations.
  4. Make decisions, solve problems, and use critical thinking skills vis-a-vis the emergency planning process.

Note: The Emergency Management Certificate program will be revamped and redesigned by AY 2019-2020.
 



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