Associate of Science Degree
Emergency Management graduates will be able to apply basic emergency management skills in the event of natural and manmade disasters. Graduates will be able to implement the four major areas of emergency, namely, mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery. The Emergency Management program utilizes the Emergency Management Institute’s Independent Study (IS) courses to prepare graduates to apply leadership skills, to communicate effectively, to solve problems, to plan, to work as a team, to operate within the legal system and governmental framework for emergency management, to analyze risks and hazards, and to manage resources efficiently.
Guam Community College is mirroring Frederick Community College’s model whereby college credits are granted upon successful completion of Emergency Management Institute’s (EMI) Independent Study (IS) courses online. Students who have completed these IS courses will need to request for an official transcript from EMI then apply for college credits at Guam Community College towards an Associate of Science in Emergency Management.
The Emergency Management program’s technical requirements are adopted and derived from EMI’s Independent Study program. These courses are subject to be revised and new courses will be added to the program. GCC’s Emergency Management program will adhere to the latest IS offerings to ensure that students learn what is relevant and most up-to-date information and skills.
Typhoons, floods, earthquakes, hazardous chemical spills, and acts of terrorism are all examples of public emergencies in which lives and property are threatened. This degree will prepare the student for a position in public or private sector agencies and organizations that work to minimize the effects of disasters on the public through mitigation, public education, and planning effective response operations.
The GCC Advantage
Student will learn to become effective planners, problem solvers, decision makers and communicators. Students will learn the basic concepts of emergency management and its integration into the government and private sectors, and how to develop an up-to-date emergency plan that meets local, state, and federal regulations. Our program also works to develop skills in leadership and decision making which are important in emergency situations.
All students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal, academic, and career goals.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the AS in Emergency Management program, students will be able to:
- State the government’s role in Emergency Management.
- Describe the function of the Emergency Operations Center and National Incident Management System.
- Evaluate hazards and risks of emergency situations.
- Make decisions, solve problems, and use critical thinking skills vis-a-vis the emergency planning process.
The mission of the Emergency Management program is to develop effective planners, problem solvers, decision makers and communicators in the field of Emergency Management. Students will learn the basic concepts of emergency management and its integration into the government and private sectors, and how to develop an up-to-date emergency plan that meets local, state, and federal regulations.
Location: Room A-10, Building A
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.