The Emergency Management and Business Continuity program was developed due to the high demand for trained professionals in this multi-disciplined field. This two-year degree program provides education and training for individuals currently working in the field and for students desiring to work in business operations, security, crisis management, emergency planning, preparedness, business continuity, disaster response, and recovery for private sector, community, non-profit, voluntary, tribal, or governmental agencies.
This Associate in Applied Science-T (AAS-T) in Emergency Management and Business Continuity is a 99-103 credit professional technical degree with a core of general education courses commonly accepted in transfer. In general, professional-technical degrees are not designed for transfer to other colleges or universities. This degree will articulate to several four-year institutions, including CWU/ITAM program, TESC, Antioch and University of Phoenix, as well as other institutions.
Students seeking to transfer to degree programs other than those specifically designed for the AAS-T should consider the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science degree, which are specifically designed for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
Credit/Grade Requirements The AAS-T degree is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 99 credits of General Requirements, Distribution Requirements, and Specified Requirements 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.
Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.
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:
- Consult with an EMERG faculty adviser quarterly for course selection and completion of degree requirements and plan their schedule several quarters in advance (Note: All decisions on selection of courses are ultimately the responsibility of the student),
- Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
- Meet with an adviser of the college they plan to transfer to review exact and specific admission requirements.
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 – 966U
Effective fall Quarter 2011 | Rev: 02/11