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2021-2022 Catalog 
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Emergency Management & Planning, AGS

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Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Reading & Writing Literacy
  • College Quantitative Literacy

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 degre program, students should be able to:

  • Assess emergency situations for optimal outcomes
  • Analyze the emergency management framework, principles, and body of knowledge in relation to a crisis scenario
  • Analyze the geographic configurations of hazards, vulnerabilities, and risks in relation to their impact on sociocultural norms
  • Appraise current evolving technologies and their relevant application to practice
  • Evaluate interconnections between emergency management disciplines in varying emergency situations

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

Total Credit Hours: 60

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