The need for Emergency Management continually grows as our population and exposure to natural and technological hazards increase. This need has created opportunities for lucrative careers in Emergency Management.
The ability to perform essential work in a disaster requires skills in emergency operations and management. Through either its Associate Degree or Certificate programs in Emergency Management and Planning, Red Rocks Community College is the place to acquire that knowledge or to expand your knowledge and skills. 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. They must work well with all kinds of people in crisis situations.
About the RRCC Emergency Management & Planning Degree and Certificate Program
Red Rocks Community College is offering both an Associate Applied Science Degree in Emergency Management and Planning and an Associate of Applied Science Certificate.
The Associate Degree is geared toward new entrants into the Emergency Management field. This degree requires the completion of 60 credit hours, including the core EMP courses. Some elective courses may not be available over the Internet.
The Certificate program is geared toward current practitioners who want to upgrade their skills.
The core EMP courses offered by Red Rocks, over the Internet, include all seven courses required for the coveted FEMA Professional Development Series Certificate. These courses are Principles of Emergency Management, Emergency Planning, Exercise Design, Leadership and Influence, Decision Making and Problem Solving, Effective Communication, and Developing Volunteer Resources.
The Emergency Management and Planning Program at Red Rocks Community College
You can earn an RRCC Associate of Applied Science degree or a certificate in Emergency Management and Planning.
Both will enhance your career opportunities if you are already in the field or prepare you for employment if you are just starting out. They will also prepare you for transfer to a four-year school if you are interested in a degree in Emergency Management or Public Administration
The program is designed to serve as the focal point for the delivery of emergency management training and to enhance emergency management and planning, including developing operational capabilities and to facilitate an effective response to emergencies and disasters. Strong emphasis is placed on prevention, public education and planning.
The Advantages...Training on Demand...Internet
Hundreds of students have taken advantage of this training and advanced their careers in both the public and private sectors. Many large corporations, realizing the potential threats from natural and technological hazards, have expressed an interest in students enrolled in our program.
Now, access to these Emergency Management and Planning courses is easier than ever via the Internet. You don't have to travel to take a course. Because the Internet courses don't have set classroom schedules, you can participate at any hour and from anywhere, even from your job. Your education now comes to you. Emergency Management practitioners teach all the Internet courses. Each one is a credentialed instructor with years of experience. Even if you have Emergency Management experience, the Internet courses provide you with a practical opportunity to increase your knowledge.
How to Register and Get Started...
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