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  Jan 16, 2018
Guam Community College 2017-2018 Catalog

Emergency Management Certificate

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Program Mission

It is the mission of the Emergency Management program to provide students with a basic foundation in various aspects of emergency management to train them to be emergency managers who are prepared to deal with different types of emergencies that affect all communities.

Program Description

Emergency Management graduates will be able to apply basic emergency management skills in the event of natural and man made disasters. Graduates will be able to implement the four major areas of emergency management, 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 a Certificate 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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Emergency Management program, students will be able to:

  1. State the government’s role in Emergency Management.
  2. Describe the function of the Emergency Operations Center and National Incident Management System.
  3. Evaluate hazards and risks in emergency situations.
  4. Make decisions, solve problems, and use critical thinking skills vis-a-vis the emergency planning process.

A. General Education Requirements

Total General Education Requirements - 6

B. Technical Requirements

(Corresponding to EMI Independent Study Program “IS” course numbers). Students must choose 19 from the following IS Courses:

  • EMI 100 - Emergency Manager (1)
  • EMI 102 - Hazardous Materials (1)
  • EMI 104 - A Citizen’s Guide to Disaster Assistance (1)
  • EMI 106 - Building for the Earthquakes of tomorrow (1)
  • EMI 108 - Orientation to Disaster Exercise (1)
  • EMI 110 - Exercise Design (1)
  • EMI 112 - State Disaster Management (1)
  • EMI 114 - Principles of Emergency Management (1)
  • EMI 116 - Emergency Planning (1)
  • EMI 118 - Leadership & Influence (1)
  • EMI 120 - Decision Making & Problem Solving (1)
  • EMI 122 - Effective Communication (1)
  • EMI 124 - Developing & Managing Volunteers (1)
  • EMI 126 - Anticipating Hazardous Weather (1)
  • EMI 128 - Emergency Operations Center Role (1)
  • EMI 130 - Volunteer Agencies in Emergency Management (1)
  • EMI 132 - Disaster Basics (1)
  • EMI 134 - Community Hurricane Preparedness (1)
  • EMI 136 - Hazardous Material Prevention (1)
  • EMI 138 - Multi-hazard Emergency Planning for Schools (1)
  • EMI 140 - Introduction to Mitigation (1)
  • EMI 142 - Protecting your Home and Small Business from Disaster (1)
  • EMI 144 - Introduction to Public Assistance (1)
  • EMI 146 - Debris Operation (1)
  • EMI 148 - Incident Command System (1)
  • EMI 150 - National Incident Management System (1)
  • EMI 152 - National Response Plan & Disaster Medical System (1)

Total Technical Requirements - 19

C. Related Technical Requirements

Total Related Technical Requirements - 5

Total Credits Required - 30

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