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College of Public Safety Administration

Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Emergency Administration and Management


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2020 (570)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2020 (570), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Leadership Information -

Geoffrey Brown
Lead Instructor, AC
(727) 241-4201

Brian Frank
Dean, AC
(727) 341-4503

Program Summary

Emergency Administration and Management (EAM) is a comprehensive certificate focused on policy, planning, and administration of emergency response teams. This certificate integrates the practical, technical, and communication aspects of emergency management. Program participants will gain an understanding of problems facing response teams, learn to write emergency plans according to state and federal guidelines, and build communications skills as crisis advisors. These courses apply towards the Emergency Administration and Management Associate in Science degree.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code


Federal CIP Code

43.0302: Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Risk Manager in private and public organizations
  • OSHA, SARA, and Emergency Response Director
  • Professionals interested in emergency response training and management
  • Governmental and industrial emergency planner

Graduation Rules

A minimum grade of "C" in all Support and Major courses.


Introduction to Hazards
Emergency Management Public Education Programs
Fundamentals of Emergency Management
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Disaster Recovery Operations
Contingency Planning for Business and Industry
Domestic & International Terrorism
Introduction to the NRF and NIMS
Total Credits