Emergency & Disaster Management

The Emergency and Disaster Management program’s primary mission is to educate first responders, those managing first responders, and other interested individuals in basic emergency management practice and theory.   Apply & Register Program Details

The Emergency and Disaster Management program’s primary mission is to educate first responders, those managing first responders, and other interested individuals in basic emergency management practice and theory.

 


Degree/Certificate:
Certificate of Achievement
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
EDM-110 Introduction to Public Safety 3
EDM-240 Introduction to Emergency and Disaster Management 3
EDM-241 Operational Security 3
CRJ-207 Terrorism 3
    12
Second Semester
EMT-101 Emergency Medical Technician 6
...-... Free Elective1 3
    9
  Total Minimum Credits 21
 
1 An elective selected by the student that permits the student to focus on a specialty of their choosing. This is done with the advice of a program faculty member and must be approved by a program coordinator of their designee.

Program Goals

  • To provide students with an overview of how the fire,
    law enforcement and emergency medical services operate
    during a disaster.
  • To provide students with an understanding of interagency
    cooperation.

Employment Opportunities

The study of emergency and disaster management is emerging rapidly as the threat of major emergencies and disasters becomes part of America’s post 9/11 way of life. The demands made on local emergency management service require more frequent, complex, and timely responses to the unique and complex problems that occur when disaster strikes a community.

The individuals in the following career areas will enhance their knowledge and skills by successfully completing the Emergency and Disaster Management certificate:

  • Fire fighter
  • Fire line officer
  • Fire administrator
  • Fire official
  • Police officer
  • Police supervisor
  • Police administrator
  • Paramedic
  • Emergency medical technician
  • EMS supervisor
  • Local emergency management coordinator
  • Security officer
  • Security administrator

Contact Person

Professor Patrick Bigoss, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4633
Email: pbigoss@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

43.0199

Program Code

EDM.CA