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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Management & Planning, AGS

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The AGS in Emergency Management and Planning offers students an option of study to satisfy the associate degree requirements for entry into the PPCC BAS Emergency Service Administration degree without having to complete specific discipline requirements in fire science, emergency medical services, and criminal justice. Students will obtain approximately 30 general education and/or guaranteed transfer credits toward an associate degree as well as 30 additional credits focused on preparation for the BAS Emergency Service Administration degree at Pikes Peak Community College. The general education courses are offered both on campus and online, while the EMP and PSM courses are offered online only.


  1. 60 credit hours minimum of course work.
  2. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (a C average).
  3. Students must take the courses designated for this the AGS/EMP degree plan. Exceptions must be approved by the department chair.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Emergency Management & Planning program, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the role of individual attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors in conflicts and community relations
  • Conduct a comprehensive community hazard analysis
  • Assess the effectiveness of an emergency management exercise
  • Manage and operate an emergency operations center during crisis situations

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours


Four (4) credit hours

Arts and Humanities

Three (3) credit hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Three (3) credit hours

Natural and Physical Sciences

Four (4) credit hours

Total Credit Hours: 60

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