Program Overview

In a world where natural disasters and other emergencies are on the news every day, the importance of trained professionals to help with crisis management is becoming more paramount. The Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Management Planning and Administration at Lakeland Community College may be an ideal option for those who want to enter such a position. The constant shifting of factors and results in these situations has sparked a great need for people to fill those roles. This program seeks to arm its students with the knowledge needed to reduce public vulnerability to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other major events, focusing on four essential areas of emergency management: mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery.

This online degree program is available to anyone, but is primarily oriented to professionals already in a related field. This includes county and state emergency staff, American Red Cross staff and volunteers, Transportation and Public Works employees, and Active and Reserve Military personnel, just to name a few. Course work and information is entirely online, providing flexibility and support for busy and working students. Many courses are not offered every semester, and are instead offered on an alternating basis.

Requiring 67-68 credits for completion, the Emergency Management Planning and Administration program is divided into 4 semesters, with a 16-17 credit first semester, and 17 credits in each of the remaining. Subjects of the core classes include, but are not limited to emergency planning, mitigation for emergency managers, exercise design and evaluation, and hazardous materials operation and command. Students will also take courses fulfilling general education requirements, such as public speaking and technical research and writing, and complete 15-16 credits of electives chosen from other areas of concentration: Technical, Natural Science, Arts and Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences electives.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Lakeland Community College is a two-year public school located in Kirtland, Ohio. Lakeland was founded in 1967 as the first college in Ohio to be established based on a vote of the people. Off-site campuses are located in Madison, Painesville, and Willowick.

    Lakeland Community College offers over 130 certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in programs such as: arts and humanities, business technologies, engineering technologies, science and health technologies, and social science and public service. Online courses are available for students who are looking for a more convenient schedule where they can “attend class” any time or place that they like.

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