Degree Type: Associate of General Studies Degree, AGS
Pathway: Medical Sciences, Public Service & Social Sciences
More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid
Program Length: 4 semesters
Location: Centennial, Rampart Range
You're never alone at Pikes Peak State College. We provide you with the support and resources you'll need to succeed this semester. From our tutors in the learning commons to our passionate faculty, we are here to help.Learn More
You will pursue approximately 30 general education and/or guaranteed transfer credits toward an associates degree, as well as 30 additional credit focused on Emergency Management and Planning in preparation for the BAS Emergency ServiceAdministration degree at PPCC.
The general education courses are offered both on campus and online, while the EMP and PSM courses are typically offered online.
Introduces a specialized type of community planning that identifies local government strategies, resources and responsibilities for protecting citizens from the effects of disasters and other major emergency events. Focuses on the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and a jurisdiction’s game plan for dealing with potential catastrophes resulting from natural hazards and/or human-caused hazards. Examines EOPs in detail including their history and evolution, process, recommended content, style and format, involved stakeholders, and implementation methods. Covers the context of emergency planning as it relates to long-range community planning. Addresses methods for conducting a comprehensive community hazard analysis and highlights lessons learned in recovering from a disaster.
Provides the knowledge and skills to manage and operate an EOC during crisis situations. Covers aspects of properly locating and designing an EOC, how to staff, train and brief EOC personnel, and how to operate an EOC during various situations. Focuses on various aspects of information gathering and dissemination including best practices for use of computers in an EOC environment, promoting enhanced planning and better control information flow to safely and effectively make strategic response decisions.
Provides a broad overview of an emergency management system and the importance of an integrated approach to managing emergencies. Enables the student to formulate the elements of an integrated teamwork system and devise specific actions for improving their own contributions to local emergency management teams. Focuses on all disciplines that work together in planning for or responding to emergencies.
Explores several components that work together as a system to provide a national framework for preparing for, preventing, responding to, and recovering from domestic incidents. These components include command and management, preparedness, resource management, communications and information management, supporting technologies, and ongoing management and maintenance.
Voices of PPSC
There’s no point in making excuses. If you want it bad enough, you’re going to make it work. Pikes Peak State College has changed my life. That’s just a fact.
Mother of four and future nurse
Assess emergency situations for optimal outcomes
Analyze the emergency management framework, principles, and body of knowledge in relation to a crisis scenario
Analyze the geographic configurations of hazards, vulnerabilities, and risks in relation to their impact on sociocultural norms
Appraise current evolving technologies and their relevant application to practices
Evaluate interconnections between emergency management disciplines in varying emergency situations
CRJ 1025 - Policing Systems 3 Credit Hour(s)
CRJ 2020 - Human Relations & Social Conflict 3 Credit Hour(s)
EMP 1001 - Principles of Emergency Management 3 Credit Hour(s)
EMP 1005 - Emergency Planning 3 Credit Hour(s)
EMP 1006 - Exercise Design Evaluation 3 Credit Hour(s)
EMP 1007 - Emergency Operations Center & Communications 3 Credit Hour(s)