Emergency Management

The Emergency Management curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed for emergency services delivery in local and state government agencies. Study involves both management and technical aspects of law enforcement, fire protection, emergency medical services, and emergency planning.

Coursework includes classroom and laboratory exercises to introduce the student to various aspects of emergency management, protection, and enforcement. Students will learn technical and administrative skills such as investigative principles, hazardous materials, codes, standards, emergency agency operations, and finance.

Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire/rescue agencies, law enforcement agencies, fire marshal offices, industrial firms, educational institutions, emergency management offices, and other government agencies. Employed persons should have opportunities for skilled and supervisory-level positions.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree, a Diploma, and six Certificates.  The appropriate coursework is listed below.

Visit the Emergency Management Department Website.

View the Annual Admissions Bulletin for more information about the program.

Awards Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Emergency Management Degree (A55460)
  • Emergency Management Diploma (D55460)
  • Emergency Management Certificate (C55460)
  • Administration Certificate (C55460A)
  • Infrastructure Certificate (C55460I)
  • Mitigation and Preparedness Certificate (C55460M)
  • Planning Certificate (C55460P)
  • Response and Recovery Certificate (C55460R)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Emergency Management

Curriculum Code: A55460

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
EPT 130 Mitigation and Preparedness 3 0 3
FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 3 0 3
FIP 124 Fire Prevention and Public Education 3 0 3
FIP 236 Emergency Management 3 0 3
14 2 15
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster 3 0 3
EPT 150 Incident Management 3 0 3
FIP 132 Building Construction 3 0 3
MAT 115 Mathematical Models or 2 2 3
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics or (3) (0) (3)
MAT 161 College Algebra or (3) (0) (3)
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (3) (0) (3)
14-15 0-2 15
SUMMER SEMESTER (1st Year)
ENG 114 Prof Research and Reporting 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
6 0 6
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
EPT 220 Terrorism and Emergency Management 3 0 3
FIP 228 Local Government Finance 3 0 3
FIP 136 Inspections and Codes 3 0 3
FIP 164 OSHA Standards 3 0 3
POL 130 State and Local Government 3 0 3
15 0 15
SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)
EPT 210 Response and Recovery 3 0 3
EPT 225 Haz Analysis/Risk Assess 3 0 3
EPT 275 Emergency OPS Center Management 3 0 3
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 0 3
15 0 15
Total Semester Hours: 66

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 160 Introduction to Film
ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 211 Humanities I
ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 211 Theatre History I MUS 113 American Music
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 210 History of Rock Music
ENG 231 American Literature I MUS 213 Opera and Music Theatre
ENG 232 American Literature II PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
ENG 241 British Literature I PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
ENG 242 British Literature II REL 112 Western Religions
ENG 261 World Literature I REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
ENG 262 World Literature II REL 212 Intro to New Testament
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture REL 221 Religion in America


Course Requirements for Emergency Management Diploma

Curriculum Code: D55460

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
EPT 130 Mitigation and Preparedness 3 0 3
FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 3 0 3
FIP 124 Fire Prevention and Public Education 3 0 3
FIP 236 Emergency Management 3 0 3
14 2 15
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster 3 0 3
EPT 150 Incident Management 3 0 3
FIP 132 Building Construction 3 0 3
MAT 115 Mathematical Models or 2 2 3
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics or (3) (0) (3)
MAT 161 College Algebra or (3) (0) (3)
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (3) (0) (3)
14-15 0-2 15
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
EPT 220 Terrorism and Emergency Management 3 0 3
FIP 228 Local Government Finance 3 0 3
6 0 6
Total Semester Hours: 36


Course Requirements for Emergency Management Certificates

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Certificate (C55460)

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 130 Mitigation and Preparedness 3 0 3
FIP 236 Emergency Management 3 0 3
6 0 6
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster 3 0 3
EPT 150 Incident Management 3 0 3
6 0 6
SPRING SEMESTER (2ndYear)
EPT 210 Response and Recovery 3 0 3
3 0 3
Total Semester Hours: 15

Administration Certificate (C55460A)

SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 210 Response and Recovery 3 0 3
EPT 225 Haz Analysis/Risk Assess 3 0 3
EPT 275 Emergency OPS Center Management 3 0 3
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 0 3
15 0 15
Total Semester Hours: 15

Infrastructure Certificate (C55460I)

FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 220 Terrorism and Emergency Management 3 0 3
FIP 132 Building Construction 3 0 3
FIP 136 Inspections and Codes 3 0 3
FIP 228 Local Government Finance 3 0 3
12 0 12
Total Semester Hours: 12

Mitigation Preparedness Certificate (C55460M)

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 130 Mitigation and Preparedness 3 0 3
FIP 236 Emergency Management 3 0 3
6 0 6
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
EPT 220 Terrorism and Emergency Management 3 0 3
FIP 136 Inspections and Codes 3 0 3
FIP 228 Local Government Finance 3 0 3
9 0 9
SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 3
3 0 3
Total Semester Hours: 18

Planning Certificate (C55460P)

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 130 Mitigation and Preparedness 3 0 3
FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 3 0 3
FIP 124 Fire Prevention and Public Education 3 0 3
FIP 236 Emergency Management 3 0 3
12 0 12
Total Semester Hours: 12

Response and Recovery Certificate (C55460R)

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 236 Emergency Management 3 0 3
3 0 3
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster 3 0 3
EPT 150 Incident Management 3 0 3
6 0 6
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
EPT 220 Terrorism and Emergency Management 3 0 3
3 0 3
SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)
EPT 210 Response and Recovery 3 0 3
EPT 275 Emergency OPS Center Management 3 0 3
6 0 6
Total Semester Hours: 18


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