Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management

Emergency management is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers. Join the movement and play a vital role in preparing our country for the future. 

The Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management (MACEM) at Frederick Community College (FCC) provides educational opportunities, career training and innovative programming to emergency management professionals in every phase at every level in the industry.

With national recognition for programming, MACEM partners with FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) as the sole provider of college credit for the institute's Independent Study Program (ISP).

FEMA IS Credit Conversion
Convert FEMA Independent Study courses into college credit

Academic Credit Programs
Choose AAS Degree, Certificates or Letters of Recognition

Professional Development & Business Solutions
Continuing Education and emergency management planning

Free Online Professional Development Courses
Earn PDUs in free FEMA-sponsored online training courses


Professional Development for Educators
FEMA emergency preparedness courses relevant to educators


Program Information

FCC applies Quality Matters standards to the Emergency Management AAS/Certificate program courses. This nationally recognized Peer Review protocol is followed when creating and monitoring online and hybrid courses. Look for the QM logo. Learn more at www.qualitymatters.org.

A fully-accredited college, FCC has secured articulation agreements to provide program participants with opportunities to transfer to Northwestern State University of Louisiana, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) or Charter Oak State College in New Britain, Connecticut.

Visit FCC’s Tuition and Fees for program costs.

For more information, fill out the Information Request Form or contact us at 301.624.2854 or email us.

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The college prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, religion, gender, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability of otherwise qualified individuals and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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