Emergency Management


Student FAQs

Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management at Frederick Community College (FCC). FCC is a fully accredited college located in Frederick, Maryland just 15 miles south of FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI)/National Fire Academy (NFA).

We are the only college in the country contracted with EMI to provide college credit for the Independent Study Program (ISP). We also offer an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), Emergency Management Certificate, and numerous specialization Letters of Recognition (LOR).

Frederick Community College has adopted the standards of Quality Matters, a nationally recognized Peer Review protocol, to create and monitor the design of its online and hybrid courses. The courses contained within the Emergency Management AAS/Certificate program have already been reviewed and carry the QM quality logo. https://www.qualitymatters.org/ 

Recognized nationally for our program, we have articulation agreements with Northwestern State University of Louisiana, University of Maryland University College (UMUC), and Charter Oaks State College.

Emergency management has become one of the nation’s fastest growing careers. Join over 100,000 professionals in their quest to further their Emergency Management college education by selecting one of the following options: 

  • Begin your Emergency Management academic program by clicking here.

  • College Credit for IS Courses
  • A.A.S. Degree/Certificate - Click Here
  • Letters of Recognition
  • Continuing Education Courses
  • Other Services

FINANCIAL AID: Funding information

Financial aid or VA benefits for FEMA classes are not available through Frederick Community College, because the classes are not taught by the college. General education courses required for the associate degree, if taken through FCC, are available for regular financial aid and VA benefits. Additional funds may be available through The International Association of Emergency Managers Scholarship Program at www.iaem.com/resources/scholarships/intro.htm.

Maryland High School Seniors!

2014 Scholarship Opportunity-Don't miss out!

$1,000 scholarship from the Maryland Emergency Management Association(MEMA)

Deadline to apply is April 1, 2014 - you have plenty of time!

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