Steps to the Emergency Management Program, Associates of Applied Sciences (AAS): Part 1 and Part 3 should be done simultaneously.
PART 1: Frederick Community College Admissions
- Apply for admission (free) to FCC online application form. Make sure you select:
My goal now is to earn an associate of applied science (AAS) degree so that I can prepare for a career. You will then see a drop down menu and select: Emergency Management A.A.S degree
- You will receive your acceptance letter within 7-10 business days of enrollment
* You must Request official transcripts from previous coursework sent to:
FCC Registration and Records Center
7932 Opossumtown Pike,
Frederick, MD 21702
(Note: Previous course work also includes college, military, EMS, Fire, Police experience. You must have an official transcript or letter sent directly from the institution or training facility to FCC for evaluation)
- Access PeopleSoft (FCC Student System Access) and follow the steps for “First time users”. Your user ID number will be found on your welcome letter.
- Send an email to email@example.com letting us know you have enrolled in the Emergency Management program. With confirmation of FCC enrollment, we will schedule a teleconference advising session (20 minutes) to prepare you for success at FCC.
PART 2: General Education Credit and Transfer Procedure
- When your transcripts arrive at FCC they will be evaluated by the registration office. This process can take up to 4 calendar weeks. You will see the results of the evaluation on your PeopleSoft account.
- The FEMA courses meet the FCC in-residency requirement. This means if you still need general education courses (e.g. English, Math, History, etc.), they can be taken from a college or university local to you and transferred to FCC. Our registrar’s office will review and determine pre-approval of courses taken elsewhere by simply filling out and submitting the form Permission to Enroll: Verification of Transferability. Please allow 3 business days for the answer.
- We also offer online general education course at FCC. Please refer to current class schedule. (NOTE: Maryland residents qualify for in-county tuition rates. If you are not a Maryland resident, you will pay out-of-state tuition at FCC.)
PART 3: FEMA ISP College Credit Conversion Process
- Review the Emergency Management Degree, Certificate, and LOR information (click image).This document breaks down what FEMA-EMI-ISP courses currently will convert into Frederick Community College credit.
- To complete the FEMA courses visit http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp and click on the course you desire to take.
- Upon completion of the FEMA-EMI-ISP course(s). Click to download the FCC Application for College Credit. To verify the fax was received or for FEMA conversion questions call (301) 447-1200, or you may send an email to Independent.Study@dhs.gov . This conversion process takes 20 business days or 4 calendar weeks. NO RUSH SERVICE IS AVAILABLE.
PART 4: Module Exam Information
- You will see the FEM courses pop up on your student system access account. When this occurs, you are ready to register for the module exam. The exam registration fee is $25. The module exam will be administered during 5-week academic sessions during each semester. If the exam is not completed during the 5-week session, the exam cannot be taken until the next semester (i.e. register for the 2nd 5-week session in the Spring semester, you must wait until the Summer semester to re-take the exam).
- Follow the instructions to register for the module exam through PeopleSoft:
Module Exam registration instructions
(NOTE: The computer will verify you have successfully converted all of the necessary IS-courses for the given module. If you have not, you will not be allowed to register. Students enrolled in the program prior to Fall 2008 must request module exams from the Emergency Management Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Registration will automatically enroll you into a Blackboard course. Your user name is your student ID with a “W” in front of the ID number. If you are a returning student, your password is the last four numbers of your student ID. If you are a new student (as of Aug 2009) your password is the first two letters (lower case) of your last name and the last 5 numbers of your student number. The Blackboard website is http://frederick.blackboard.com.
- This online course format will be the method you will use to take the exam. At the beginning of the 5-week session, you will see the name of the module exam appear in the “My Courses” area of Blackboard site. Click on the course and orient yourself with the site. You will see course documents where you will find the proctor instructions in which you should thoroughly familiar. You will also find a fillable PDF file labeled Proctor Site contact information. Fill this document out and submit to the assignment folder labeled “Proctor Site contact information”. You will then receive an email directing you to contract the proctor site and arrange your exam.
PART 5: General Internship Course Information
- Upon successful completion of Modules 1, 2, and 3, students are eligible to register for the required Internship course (INTR 103). The Internship is an FCC 3 credit hour course. The tuition rate will be based upon student location, out of state, etc. Students who meet the eligibility requirements should request an Internship Planning teleconference with the Internship Coordinator to discuss plans for their proposed internship.
- The internship consists of a minimum of 135 hours over an 8-week (17 hours weekly) or 15-week (9 hours a week) semester based Emergency Management Project completion period. The Internship cannot be performed as part of your normal duty/employment and should involve an Emergency Management experience in an unrelated field to previous or current experience. Note: Previous or current EM experience will NOT exempt anyone from completing this required course.
- Upon completion of the Internship Coordinator Planning session students will be responsible to arrange their internship site and project content with a local emergency management entity found in; a business, municipality, state or federal level agency/office. Once these preliminary arrangements and internship specifics have been determined the student will submit their Internship Plan to the Internship Coordinator for approval and complete course registration
- Interns should review the Internship Workbook. This in depth manual provides direction, requirements, and forms to utilize throughout the course.
PART 6: Graduation
- When you have fulfilled the requirements for the Emergency Management AAS, Cert or LOR’s, please request a graduation appoint with the Emergency Management Program manager to assure all of your requirements have been met.
- Complete the FCC Graduation Application (Free).
- FCC confers degrees/Cert three times a year May, August and December. You are more than welcome to join us at our annual commencement and walk the stage to receive the recognition of degree/Cert. Your actual diploma will be sent to you within 90 days of the date of your degree was conferred.