2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Management - Certificate

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See program requirement sheet. 

The Emergency Management Certificate was developed due to the high demand for trained professionals in the multi-discipline and comprehensive field. This certificate program provides education and training for individuals currently working in the fields of business operations, private sector, security, facilities, emergency management, risk or crisis management and for students desiring to work in private sector business operations, emergency planning, preparedness, program analysis or management for community, voluntary agencies, educational, healthcare institutions or other entities that have a role in disaster response and recovering including local, state, tribal,  and federal government.

Credit/Grade Requirements This Certificate is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 44 credits in Core Requirements and Required Electives outlined on the program requirement sheet. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college- level courses.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

Students are advised to:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Lark Stewart lark.stewart@edcc.edu 425.640.1877
Department website
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore

Note: This requirement planning sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College degree or certificate is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

PGM Code – 966C
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing this certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the different phases in Emergency Management: Prevention (Mitigation), Preparedness, Response; and Recovery.
  • Describe how to build positive working relationships with the community, voluntary agencies, local, state, tribal and federal agencies. These skills include group interaction, communication, problem solving, comprehension of the social/psychological aspects in emergencies, and crisis management techniques.
  • Gather, assemble, and interpret data to determine the hazard exposure, vulnerability, resources and strategies to mitigate the impact of disasters for notification and communication.
  • Identify and evaluate evidence-based practice methods, including principles, strategies and techniques that can be used to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters and emergency situations including continuity of operations.
  • Explain elements and critical functions of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command Systems (ICS). Provide ICS basic and advanced command and general staff orientation for response and recovery operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and skill in organizing and coordinating a team for planning, resource management and supervision of emergency response and recovery operations, integrating ICS and NIMS.
  • Describe how to integrate essential and current practice guidelines for business continuity planning, training, and exercising the effectiveness of the business continuity plan for an organization.
  • Apply training needs analysis techniques to develop criteria for scenario based exercises (Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program HSEEP) to test elements of an emergency plan and present elements and timelines for implementation of a plan to facilitate understanding of stakeholders, responders, and other entities.
  • Integrate regulations and guidelines of the National Response Framework (NRF), 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance, and other regulations such as OSHA or EPA that have application in emergency management operations.

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