Emergency Management - Professional Development Letter of Recognition (Career)

Program Manager: Diana Culp
Email: dculp@frederick.edu
Phone: 240.629.7952

Program Description

Provides a well-rounded initial skillset for those entering or already in the emergency management profession. A combination of FEMA Independent Study and FCC coursework, it addresses emergency management discipline basics, hones leadership and communication skills, and introduces fundamental concepts of planning, exercising, and volunteer management. This LOR is designed to offer a broad foundation in the field, which students may use to develop their careers or build upon in further studies. 

Students will achieve completion of the FEMA Professional Development Series as part of this program. 

After completing the required FEMA IS prerequisites, students enroll in selected EMGT courses. Students must earn a grade of 'C' or better in these EMGT courses. These are FCC online courses offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

The process to transfer FEMA IS prerequisites to Frederick Community College (FCC) takes place in three (3) environments:

  1. FEMA website: Take FEMA IS courses online at https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx
  2. EMI/Jacobs: Transfer FEMA IS courses to FCC college credit at www.emstudy.com
  3. FCC: Where final FEMA college credit resides, and where EMGT courses are completed.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to effectively work, communicate, and manage volunteer personnel in an emergency management organization or environment.
  • Demonstrate the oral and written communication ability to work effectively in an emergency management organization or environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership paradigms and trust building in an emergency management context, and the ability to apply them in an emergency management environment.
  • Assist in the design, development, operation, and oversight of emergency management exercises and planning processes.
  • Communicate information about emergency management procedures and processes to the public in an effective and inclusive manner.