From hurricanes to homeland security threats, oil spills to outbreaks, the Texas Gulf Coast experiences a variety of incidents, disasters and hazards. The COM Emergency Management Program develops educated professionals trained to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate potential or actual emergencies.  The Emergency Management Program offers two certificates and an Associate of Applied Science degree. Instructors with years of education and experience teach the COM Emergency Management Program. Courses include live classroom and online learning environments, guest speakers, projects and activities. As part of the program, students will have the opportunity to earn additional credentials from FEMA. Degree students will complete either a practicum or capstone.

Stackable Credentials

Full-Time Schedules 

Certificate1 - Emergency Management Entry-Level

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
EMAP 1400 Principles of Basic Emergency Management 4
EMAP 2301 Leadership and Effective Communication 3
EMAP 2300 Developing Volunteer Resources and Decision Making 3
 Semester Credit Hours10
Semester #2
EMAP 1440 Disaster Exercise Design and Evaluation 4
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
 Total Semester Credit Hours17
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

Certificate1 - Emergency Management Advanced

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
EMAP 1400 Principles of Basic Emergency Management 4
EMAP 2300 Developing Volunteer Resources and Decision Making 3
HMSY 2337 Man Unified Incident Command Managing a Unified Incident Command 3
EMAP 2301 Leadership and Effective Communication 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Semester #2
EMAP 1345 Hazard Mitigation and Debris Management 3
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
EMAP 1440 Disaster Exercise Design and Evaluation 4
EMAP 2355 Disaster Recovery 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Semester #3
EMAP 1371 Multi-Agency Coordination Systems and Emergency Operations Centers 3
EMAP 2302 Managing Mass Casualty and Fatality Incidents 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours32
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level Two Certificate.

Associate of Applied Science - Emergency Management

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
EMAP 1400 Principles of Basic Emergency Management 4
EMAP 2300 Developing Volunteer Resources and Decision Making 3
EMAP 2301 Leadership and Effective Communication 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #2
ENGL 2311 Technical Writing 3
HMSY 2337 Man Unified Incident Command Managing a Unified Incident Command 3
Life and Physical Sciences 1 Select from Core Curriculum4
EMAP 1345 Hazard Mitigation and Debris Management 3
EMAP 2355 Disaster Recovery 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #3
EPCT 1313 Contingency Planning 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture 2 Select from Core Curriculum3
PBAD 2341 Legal Aspects of Public Management 3
EMAP 2302 Managing Mass Casualty and Fatality Incidents 3
American History/Government-Political Science/Social-Behavioral Sciences Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #4
EMAP 1440 Disaster Exercise Design and Evaluation 4
Elective 3 3
EMAP 1371 Multi-Agency Coordination Systems and Emergency Operations Centers 3
EMAP 1372
The Professional Emergency Manager
or Internship - Emergency Management
3
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
1

Recommended Life and Physical Sciences courses: GEOL 1403, GEOL 1405, GEOL 1447, CHEM 1411, BIOL 1406, CHEM 1405

2

Recommended Language, Philosophy and Culture courses: PHIL 2306, SPAN 2311

3

 Recommended elective: COSC 1301, SPCH 1315, PSYC 1300