2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Management - Emergency Management and Business Continuity Associate in Applied Science-T Degree

Program Description The Emergency Management and Business Continuity Associate in Applied Science-T Degree 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, nonprofit, voluntary, tribal, or governmental agencies. This degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 106 credits as outlined.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education Requirements (15 credits)

* See General Education Requirements Note

Communication Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Communicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.

Human Relations and Professional Development Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Act responsibly in applying professional and academic standards associated with personal wellness; sustainable management of resources; and/or with success in educational, workplace, community, and team settings.

Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry; using quantitative or symbolic reasoning; and/or using other discipline/field specific methods to explore and create ideas; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze, and solve problems.

Cultural Diversity Skills

OUTCOME: Explore and apply multiple perspectives in order to examine cultural differences and influences; maintain effective professional/working relationships; and/or interact effectively in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Distribution Requirements (30 credits)

Humanities (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Use humanities based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems, and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.

Social Sciences (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Use social science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.

Program Requirements (41 credits)


  1. Describe strategies to consider for an emergency, continuity, or disaster recovery management program, incorporating analysis techniques and concepts of operations.
  2. Describe, explain, and analyze the different phases in emergency management: prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
  3. Describe how to integrate, coordinate, and collaborate with communities, agencies, and emergency management teams in order to facilitate crisis prevention, emergency management, continuity of operations, and problem solving.
  4. Identify and describe the psychological and social impact of natural and man-made disasters.
  5. Describe and explain the critical guidelines, regulations, and systems utilized in the different phases of emergency management.
  6. Explain the use of professional tools and guidelines to conduct rapid needs assessment of trained and voluntary responders to develop competency based criteria for training and exercise objectives.

Program Notes

The program code for this certificate is 966U. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.
  • This associate in applied science-T (AAS-T) degree is a 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 AMU/APUS, 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 an associate of arts or associate of science degree, which are specifically designed for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

The advisor for this program is: Larry Price | larry.price@edcc.edu | 425.640.1843

Department website: www.edcc.edu/programs/emergency

* General Education Requirement Notes

  • Human Relations and Professional Development Skills: Meet with an Emergency Management advisor to arrange the required internship.
  • Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills: Students must complete a quantitative reasoning course and should meet with an advisor to discuss math requirements for transferring to a four-year school.

**Program Electives Note

  • Courses in other areas can be applied to these additional elective requirements from General Education, Business, Computer Information Technology and Humanities that will transfer to the four-year institution of choice. See a faculty advisor.

Associate in Applied Science-Transfer General Information

Program of Study Outcomes Edmonds CC’s four General Education Outcomes­ (Communicate, Act Responsibly, Reason, and Explore) are promoted throughout the college’s programs. Instructional programs of 45 credits or more foster learning in all four General Education Outcomes.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required college level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan your 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;
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor; and
  • At least three quarters before you plan to graduate, contact any college(s) where you have earned credits and have your official transcript(s) sent to Edmonds CC. Then, submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.   

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Transferring to Another University or College

  • Admission application deadlines vary, students must meet the deadline for the university or college to which they plan to apply for admission to transfer.
  • Consultation with the appropriate department or an advisor at the intended transfer school is highly recommended.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

College Resources



Dean’s Signature and Date Advisor’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2015  

Internal Coding

EPC - 966U
TC - 106
CIP - 430302
Last revised - yyyy/mm/dd