Emergency Management Academic Programs

Thank you for your interest in Emergency Management academic programs at FCC. Click on the programs below to learn more and preview required courses.
  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
    A curricular focus (60-64 credit hours) providing a broad education, technical knowledge and skills applicable to enter or advance in the field of Emergency Management.

  • Emergency Management Certificate
    A sequence of intermediate and advanced levels of knowledge and skills, Emergency Management certificates include at least 12 credit hours.

  • Letters of Recognition
    Awarded after a student’s successful completion of 11 credit hours focusing on a specific aspect of Emergency Management.

Emergency Management Learning Outcomes provides an outline of the knowledge and skills acquired by participating in this program.

PART 1: Frederick Community College Admission

  1. Apply for admission to FCC online. During the process, be sure to select "My goal now is to earn an associate of applied science (AAS) degree to prepare for a career" and then "Emergency Management A.A.S. degree" from the drop-down menu when completing the application.
  2. Request official transcripts with previous course work from college, military, EMS, Fire and/or Police experience (see PART 2 below.) Ensure official transcripts or letters are mailed from the institution or training facility directly to FCC at:

    Frederick Community College
    Registration and Records Center
    7932 Opossumtown Pike
    Frederick, MD 21702

  3. An acceptance letter with a student ID will arrive to you via US Mail within 7 to 10 days of your application submission. Upon receipt of this letter, visit FCC online to access the PeopleSoft Student System and follow the “First Time User” steps to begin enrolling in courses.

  4. Send an email to EmergMgt to inform us you have applied to MACEM's Emergency Management program. An Emergency Management advisor will then contact you to schedule a 20-minute teleconference advising session to prepare you for success at FCC.

PART 2: General Education, Credit Conversion and Transfers

  • FCC offers general education courses on campus and online. (Maryland residents qualify for in-county tuition rates. See class schedules for details.)

  • To request review and pre-approval of courses taken elsewhere, complete FCC's Permission to Enroll: Verification of Transferability form.

  • As FEMA courses meet FCC in-residency requirements, general education (e.g. English, Math, History, etc.) courses can be taken at your local college or university and transferred to FCC.

  • Convert FEMA Independent Study courses to college credits.

  • Transcript evaluations take approximately four weeks in our registration office. Evaluation results will appear in your PeopleSoft student account online.

PART 3: Module Pre-Requisites and Requirements

What is a Module?

A Module is a 5-week online course and final exam taken after pre-requisite independent study (IS) courses have been completed and converted to college credit.

Module Enrollment

  1. Complete each Module’s pre-requisite independent study (IS) courses and convert the courses to college credits.

  2. Log into your PeopleSoft account online to verify the conversion of the independent study (IS) courses and register ($25 fee) for a Module course. (All required IS courses must be complete and converted prior to enrollment in a Module.)

  3. Important: Modules are administered during 5-week sessions within FCC’s academic semesters. If a Module is not completed or passed during the 5-week session in which you enrolled, the Module may not be taken again until the first 5-week session in the following semester. (Modules cannot be taken more than once in any given semester.) Review the Frederick Community College Academic Calendar to plan accordingly.

  4. If you are a student prior to August 2008, please contact MACEM directly at EmergMgt to request a Module.


Taking a Module Course

1.   All Modules are administered online through Blackboard - to get started:

  • User name (all students): W before your student ID number (i.e.W123456)
  • Password (new students): first two letters of your last name and last five digits of your student ID (i.e. sm23456)
  • Password (returning students): last four digits of your student ID (i.e. 3456)

2.   At the beginning of the 5-week session, the module will appear in the “My Courses” area of Blackboard.

  • Click on the course and orient yourself with the site.
  • Course documents detail proctor instructions - be sure to read through these documents.
  • Complete and submit the PDF file labeled “Proctor Site contact information” to the assignment folder of the same name.
  • Prior to the exam, an email will be sent directing you to contact the proctor site and coordinate your exam.


PART 4: Emergency Management Internship

INTR103: Internship

Students seeking an Emergency Management Associate of Applied Science degree are required to complete INTR103, a 3-credit internship course. The internship, requiring a minimum of 135 hours,
may be completed during an 8-week (17 hours weekly) or 15-week (9 hours a week) session of a pre-determined semester.


Students may register for INTR 103 after successful completion of Modules 1, 2, and 3. Eligible students must contact the Internship Coordinator to schedule an Internship Planning Meeting to discuss internship plans.

Review the Internship Workbook, an in-depth manual providing direction, requirements, and forms to utilize throughout the course.

Following the planning meeting, students must then arrange an internship with a local emergency management entity: a business, municipality, state or federal level agency/office.

Once preliminary arrangements have been made, students must submit an Internship Plan to the Internship Coordinator to receive approval and complete course registration.


As internships must entail Emergency Management experience in a field unrelated to previous or current experience, the internship cannot be performed as part of your normal duty and/or current employment.

Previous or current emergency management experience does NOT exempt anyone from completing this required course.

PART 5: Graduation

Congratulations - you’re ready to graduate! To acknowledge all your hard work and accomplishments, be sure to:

  1. Request a graduation appointment with your Emergency Management program manager.

  2. Confirm all requirements for an Emergency Management A.A.S., Certification or Letter of Recognition have been met.

  3. Complete a FCC Graduation Application

  4. Participate in FCC’s graduation ceremony to walk across the stage and receive recognition for your accomplishment.


Thank you for working toward your future at FCC. It has been a pleasure assisting you on your journey. Please note, your actual diploma will be mailed to you within 90 days of your degree confer date. Questions? Please contact us!