Emergency Management & Planning at RRCC

The ability to perform essential work in a disaster requires skills in emergency operations and management. The Colorado Division of Emergency Management has supported this program since its inception in 1999. Additionally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes the Red Rocks program as one of the pioneering online Emergency Management programs in the country. 

Floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, train wrecks, and hazardous chemical spills are all examples of public emergencies in which life and property are endangered. How well a community or an organization prepares for and deals with these and other kinds of disasters can affect not only their economic viability but people's lives.

What Emergency Managers and Planners Do

Professionals in this field can be federal, state or local government officials, employed by volunteer organizations or the private sector. They work to minimize the effects of disasters on the public through prevention, public education, planning, and effective response operations. They must be effective problem solvers, decision makers, and communicators, and they must work well with all kinds of people in crisis situations.

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CertificatesPlease click here to view these certificates

  • Emergency Management and Planning Certificate
  • Fundamentals of Emergency Management Certificate

Career Paths / Options in Emergency Management & Planning

  • Emergency Manager
  • Emergency Program Coordinator
  • Disaster Planning Specialist
  • Director of Safety and Security
  • Manager of Security
  • Business Continuity Specialist
  • Risk Management Specialist

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Guaranteed Transfer

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university.   Click here to see the degrees that transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities.  Also take a look at our transfer guide.

Tuition Savings

Starting at RRCC makes cents! At about half the cost of a four year university  you will complete all of your general education requirements for the bachelor’s and can take electives geared toward a specific major. By the time you finish your four-year degree you will save a significant amount of money versus attending the first at RRCC and transferring. See current tuition rates and savings here.

Quality Faculty and Small Class Size

At RRCC, we have qualified and accessible faculty with real-world experience, whose primary responsibility is teaching. Our faculty care about our students' success, and with an average class sizes of less than 20 students, you will never be lost in a crowd at RRCC!

Why Choose RRCC?

Deciding where to start your college education is a big decision. Whether you are earning a degree, brushing up on career skills, or seeking life-long learning, you will enjoy an environment of inspiration and support. It is our goal to create an experience that will enrich your life educationally, professionally, and personally to help you succeed!