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College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Emergency Management AS - Homeland Security Concentration

Emergency Management - Homeland Security Concentration  (AS 2438H)

This program is suspended and no longer accepting new students.

Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

Program Description
This degree program prepares the student to work in a variety of fields requiring expertise in the field of emergency management.

Emergency management personnel plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.

Upon completion, the student will be able to prepare and analyze damage assessments, coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities, prepare emergency management plans, have knowledge of homeland and border security initiatives, mitigate damages from emergency events, and help public and private sector entities recover and resume operations in a timely manner.

The program will provide the student with several national
certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

Program Learning Outcomes
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Admission Requirements
• Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
• Complete an Application for Admission, located at

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part-time.

The program is offered online.

For More Information
Martin Deloach,, (561) 868-3834

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
General Education Credits: 21
ENC1101 College Composition 1 3
ENC1102 College Composition 2 3
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
POS1041 Introduction to American Government 3
  Any course from Natural Sciences - Area IV, Tier 1 & 2 3
  Any course from Humanities - Area II 3
  Any course from Mathematics - Area III 3
Core Courses Credits: 27
FFP1822 Emergency Management Systems Principles and Practices (Introduction to Emergency Management) 3
FFP1830 Hazards Analysis and Impacts 3
FFP1820 Basic Emergency Planning Concepts 3
FFP1841 Business Contingency Planning 3
FFP1850 Public Relations and Media Interactions in Emergency Management 3
FFP2800 Public Education and Personnel Development in Emergency Management 3
SYG1251 Cross-Cultural Communications 3
EVR2266 Survey of Environmental Mapping/GIS/Remote Sensing 3
XXX2XXX Public Health 3
Required Concentration Courses Credits: 12
DSC1242 Transportation and Border Security 3
DSC1590 Intelligence Analysis and Security Management 3
DSC1002 Terrorism and U.S. Security 3
DSC2XXX Emergency Management Capstone 3
Total Program Credits: 60

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Organizations employing graduates include county governments, city and town governments, various federal agencies, private corporations and companies involved with disaster recovery.

Some entry-level positions include emergency management directors, emergency management coordinators, emergency planners and emergency preparedness program specialist.

Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach
State's Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision
and Management. For more information, visit

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