A.S. in Emergency Management

Students will:

  • Describe the all-hazards and whole-community approach to comprehensive emergency management.
  • Illustrate the application of emergency management principles and procedures to the National Preparedness Cycle with a focus on response and recovery.
  • Explain the administrative and technical requirements for disaster response and emergency management.
  • Conduct risk-based planning for emergency management and disaster response.
  • Identify the components of the National Response Framework (NRF), the Incident Command System (ICS) and the Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) process.
  • Practice leadership in multi-stakeholder disaster management.



General Education
Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical and Life Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science may be chosen from as listed, assuming prerequisites are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.
Communication Theory and Skills9
Any Two Communication Theory and Skills above ENGL 1066
COMD 219Speech3
Any Lower-Level Humanities 3
SSES 401Applied Research Methods in Security and Emergency Services3
Social Science6
SSES 110Critical Thinking in Contemporary Problems3
Any Social Science3
Physical and Life Science6
Any Two Physical Science6
Any College Algebra or higher MATH series6
Computer Science3
Any Computer Science3
Total Credits36


HLSD 110Introduction to Homeland Security3
HLSD 280Professional Skills in Homeland Security3
EMGY 310Fundamentals of Emergency Management3
HLSD 315Critical Infrastructure Security, Resilience, and Risk Analysis3
or ESVS 301 Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services
EMGY 430Emergency Management and Contingency Planning3
HLSD 360Strategic Planning and Decision Making in Homeland Security3
HLSD 410Exercise Design and Evaluation in Homeland Security3
or ESVS 404 Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials
Leadership Focus Area - Select One of the Following:3
Communication for Resilience
Introduction to Incident Command System
Disaster Policy and Management
Fire and Emergency Services Administration
Personnel Management for Fire and Emergency Services
Homeland Security Law and Policy
Total Degree Requirements60