2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 17, 2024  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Management and Business Continuity Certificate

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PGM Code – 966C 

Program Description 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, and 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 recovery including local, state, tribal, and federal government.

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

Credit/Grade Requirements This Certificate is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 44 credits in program requirements electives as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required 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 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,
  • Communicate with an academic adviser, and
  • 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.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

The adviser for this program is
larry.price@edcc.edu | 425.640.1843 OR
emerg@edcc.edu | 425.640.1843

Department website
Emergency Management | www.edcc.edu/emergency

Gainful Employment
Gainful Employment Information is available for this program.

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

Program Requirements (37-39 credits)


  • Describe, explain, and analyze the different phases in Emergency Management: Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.
  • 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.
  • Identify and describe the psychological and social impact of natural and man-made disasters.
  • Describe and explain the critical guidelines, regulations, and systems utilized in the different phases of emergency management.
  • 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 Electives (5-7 credits minimum)

Select from the following courses to complete the required credits for the certificate. Students planning to complete the Emergency Management and Business Continuity Associate in Applied Science-T Degree  should take the courses marked with an asterisk (*). Other courses from Allied Health, Business, or Computer Information Systems may apply.



Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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