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
College Credit for IS Courses
In partnership with the Emergency Management Institute (EMI), Frederick Community College and the Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management is the approved provider of college credit for completed FEMA independent study (IS) courses. Since 1999, 178,279 credits have been awarded to students nationwide. More than 45 courses are available for credit, and more courses are added each year.
- Cost is $79 per credit hour
- Use credits towards a certificate or degree in emergency management, to boost your resume or to enhance your career
- Courses are available in both online and in-classroom formats
- The most frequently converted courses include:
- FEM 108 (IS-7) A Citizen’s Guide to Disaster Assistance
- FEM 128 (IS-208.a) State Disaster Management
- FEM 133 (IS-241.a) Decision Making & Problem Solving
- FEM 140 (IS-235.a) Emergency Planning
- FEM 115 (IS-3) Radiological Emergency Management
- A.A.S. Degree/Certificate - Click Here
Click here for Steps to the Emergency Management Program, Associates of Applied Sciences (AAS). Part 1 and Part 3 should be done simultaneously.
Click herefor a detailed list of required courses to complete the A.A.S. Degree.
Click here for a detailed list of required courses to complete a certificate in Emergency Management.
Use the FEMA-EMI/Independent Study (IS) Course Conversion for College Credits to earn your Associates degree or college certificate:
- Put your completed IS courses to use in furthering your educational resume
- Bridge from another profession into emergency management with one of our certificate programs with concentrations in: State and Local Emergency Management, Emergency Leadership and Management, Disaster Construction Issues, Radiologic/Hazardous Response, Animals in Disaster, Incident Management for Schools, Mitigation, and Professional Development
- Transfer your FCC A.A.S. – EM directly into approved Bachelor degree EM programs
The A.A.S. Degree in Emergency Management consists of the following basic requirements:
- 37-39 General education and elective credit hours
- 24 FEMA/EMI IS course conversion credit hours
- 60-64 total credit hours
- Letters of Recognition
FCC offers specialized Letters of Recognition in Disaster Construction Issues, Radiologic/Hazardous Response, Animals in Disasters, State and Local Emergency Management, Mitigation, Incident Management for Schools, and Emergency Management Professional Development.
Click here for a detailed list of required courses.
- Continuing Education Courses
Enhance your emergency management career with Continuing Education courses. The Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management offers in-person continuing education seminars and other emergency management events for professionals needing Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or credit classes for professional development.
One- and two-day seminars bring together professionals from across the mid-Atlantic region on topics including “Law & Policy in Emergency Management,” “Launching Your Emergency Management Career” and more.
- Other Services
Other services offered through the Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management include:
- Business cohort and consortium emergency management training
- Emergency management grant writing, administration and research
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.