A.S. in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

The Associate of Science degree program will provide both students and currently working emergency managers the required courses and learning domains to apply for employment with emergency management agencies, such as the local cities and county governments in California and non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross, and federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (FEMA). Additionally, those currently working the field will have a recognized degree.

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Emergency Management and Homeland Security A.S. Degree will:

  1. Express an understanding of the human physical consequences of natural and technological disasters and how to mitigate them.
  2. Explain and apply state and local regulations related to emergency management.
  3. Be familiar with the range of technologies used in emergency management.
  4. Critically analyze emergency management plans and procedures.

This degree requires meeting the Citrus College General Education and proficiency requirements combined with successful completion (grades of “C” and above) of the following major requirements:

Required courses:
EMER 162Principles of Emergency Management3
EMER 163Terrorism and Emergency Management3
EMER 164Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents3
EMER 166Emergency Planning and Methodology3
EMER 167Practical Applications of Emergency Management3
Select at least seven (7) units from the following:
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management3
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic7
Total Units22

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


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