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 preparedness, 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.

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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
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3 0 3
FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 3 0 3
FIP 124 Fire Prevention and Public Education 3 0 3
14 2 15

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 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 143 Quantitative Literacy or 2 2 3
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (3) (2) (4)
14-15 2 15-16

Summer Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc or 3 0 3
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting (3) (0) (3)
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
6 0 6

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 220 Terrorism and Emergency Management 3 0 3
EPT 275 Emergency Ops Center Management 3 0 3
FIP 136 Inspections and Codes 3 0 3
FIP 228 Local Government Finance 3 0 3
POL 130 State and Local Government 3 0 3
15 0 15

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 210 Response and Recovery 3 0 3
EPT 225 Hazard Analysis/Risk Assess 3 0 3
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 3
FIP 164 OSHA Standards 3 0 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 0 3
15 0 15
Total Semester Hours: 66-67

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
*ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture
*ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 160 Introduction to Film
*ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 211 Humanities I
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre *MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 211 Theatre History I *MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 210 History of Rock Music
*ENG 231 American Literature I *PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
*ENG 232 American Literature II *PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
*ENG 241 British Literature I REL 112 Western Religions
*ENG 242 British Literature II REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
ENG 261 World Literature I REL 212 Intro to New Testament
ENG 262 World Literature II REL 221 Religion in America
*Approved as Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. 

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
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3 0 3
FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 3 0 3
FIP 124 Fire Prevention and Public Education 3 0 3
14 2 15

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 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 143 Quantitative Literacy or 2 2 3
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (3) (2) (4)
14-15 2 15-16

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 220 Terrorism and Emergency Management 3 0 3
FIP 228 Local Government Finance 3 0 3
6 0 6
Total Semester Hours: 36-37

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
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3 0 3
6 0 6

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster 3 0 3
EPT 150 Incident Management 3 0 3
6 0 6

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 210 Response and Recovery 3 0 3
3 0 3
Total Semester Hours: 15

Administration Certificate (C55460A)

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 275 Emergency Ops Center Management 3 0 3
3 0 3

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 210 Response and Recovery 3 0 3
EPT 225 Hazard Analysis/Risk Assess 3 0 3
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 0 3
12 0 12
Total Semester Hours: 15

Infrastructure Certificate (C55460I)

Fall Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
2 2 3

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 132 Building Construction 3 0 3
3 0 3

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
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
Total Semester Hours: 15

Mitigation and 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
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3 0 3
6 0 6

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 220 Terrorism and Emergency Management 3 0 3
FIP 136 Inspections and Codes 3 0 3
9 0 9

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 3
3 0 3
Total Semester Hours: 15

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
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3 0 3
FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 3 0 3
FIP 124 Fire Prevention and Public Education 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
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3 0 3
3 0 3

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster 3 0 3
EPT 150 Incident Management 3 0 3
6 0 6

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 220 Terrorism and Emergency Management 3 0 3
EPT 275 Emergency Ops Center Management 3 0 3
6 0 6

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 210 Response and Recovery 3 0 3
3 0 3
Total Semester Hours: 18


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