Program Overview

A career as a first responder can provide individuals with the opportunity to help those in need in their daily lives.  Wayne Community College's Associate of Applied Science program in Emergency Preparedness Technology provides students with the foundation of technical and managerial skills needed for success in this field.  Students are taught various aspects of law enforcement, fire protection, emergency medical services, and emergency planning.  The curriculum contains a wide range of range of class styles including lectures, discussions, labs, and cooperative work experiences.  Other topics covered include codes and standards for safety, investigative principles, hazardous materials, emergency agency operations, and financial considerations.

This program consists of 65 credit hours which can be completed in two distinct formats.  Busy individuals can take advantage of the fully online format option, which provides them with the opportunity to complete coursework while still honoring important family, job, and community responsibilities.  For those who prefer face-to-face instruction, a more traditional format is offered which consists of day and evening classes.  Class sizes for this major are relatively small, with the average class being made up of just fifteen to thirty students.  Graduates have the potential to work in a variety of emergency response organizations, such as fire/rescue agencies, fire marshal offices, law enforcement, ambulance service providers, emergency medical services, industrial firms, educational institutions, and other government agencies.  Wayne Community College provides students with a convenient, cost-efficient vehicle to a career in the field of Emergency Preparedness.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Established in 1957, Wayne Community College is a public, two-year institution, located in the city of Goldsboro, North Carolina. WCC operates within the framework of the North Carolina Community College System, and awards associate’s degrees, certificates, and diplomas, along with offering career training programs and lifelong learning opportunities. Wayne Community College states a vision “to be the preferred choice for quality education and training in the communities it serves.”

    Distance education programs at Wayne Community College include degree, diploma, and certificate options, which can be completed fully online. In addition, the Distance Education Department at WCC also houses hybrid courses, which allow for a combination of eLearning and on-campus degree programs. Web enhanced courses offer Internet supplemental content for traditional on-campus courses.


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