Use the online application
to apply for admission to FCC. FCC operates with open admissions by offering admittance to all students who apply to the College. After you apply, you will receive a letter in the mail which contains your student ID number and your email username that will allow you to access your online myFCC
account. You will need this information for each step of the enrollment process.
Apply for scholarships through the FCC Foundation
Visit Cost & Financial Aid
for information about paying your bill and applying for financial aid.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
to determine your qualifications for federal and state aid, institutional grants, work study options, and student loans. Federal financial aid is available for students enrolled in the A.A.S. Emergency Management Degree for required Gen Ed Core and Elective courses taken at FCC. Financial Aid is not available for the fee to convert FEMA Independent Study courses to college credit or for the fee for Emergency Management module courses.
View the enrollment checklist
for Emergency Management students.
Students intending to complete Gen Ed Core and Elective courses at FCC should review the following placement testing information.
Recognizing that not everyone arrives with the same educational background, and not everyone is ready for the same level of math and English classes, there are a few things you will need to do to help us to successfully place you academically.
To comply with the Maryland College and Career Readiness Act of 2013 and the Academic Placement and Assessment Procedure
of FCC, the College requires that:
- Upon entering the College, all new students, unless otherwise exempted, must complete all mathematics, reading, writing and skills placement tests before enrolling in developmental or credit courses.
- Upon entering the College, all new students who are seeking a degree must file a degree plan that is developed in consultation with an academic advisor.
- Upon reaching 24 credits, all new students must have completed developmental courses and the first college level English and math courses required by their degree plan.
If you are seeking non-credit continuing education courses for professional development, skill building, or personal enrichment, visit Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) Registration
Submit official transcripts with previous course work from college, military, EMS, Fire and/or Police experience. Ensure official transcripts or letters are mailed from the institution or training facility directly to FCC:
Frederick Community College
Registration and Records Office
7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702
Transcript evaluations are conducted in the FCC Registration and Records Office, and results appear in PeopleSoft student accounts online in approximately 4 weeks.
Request review and pre-approval for courses completed at an institution other than FCC using the FCC Permission to Enroll: Verification of Transferability
All new students must complete placement tests in mathematics, reading, writing, and skills placement before enrolling in developmental or credit courses. In special circumstances, the College may exempt placement test requirements for students with previous college credits, grades, or test scores that meet specific criteria.
In order to determine if you need to take placement tests you will need to submit the following documents:
- High school transcript and previous college transcripts
- College entrance exam scores from SAT and/or ACT
- Advanced Placement (AP) test scores and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores
These documents will determine which placement tests you are required to take, the courses you should register for, and/or the courses you are eligible to receive credit for based on previous grades or scores.
FCC administers the ACCUPLACER
test to ensure the appropriate placement level for all new students. Students may take the ACCUPLACER
test at a local college and have scores transmitted directly to the FCC Testing Center. Scores may be faxed to 240.629.7809 or emailed to the FCC Testing Center
. Scores must be no more than two years old and must be faxed or emailed to the FCC Testing Center
directly from the college where the test was administered.
Students are advised to prepare for the ACCUPLACER
test as they would any other exam to confirm accurate placement by academic skill level. For more information about the ACCUPLACER
and academic placement and assessment, visit the Testing Center
To be exempt from the ACCUPLACER
, you need to have earned the following scores within the past five years:
- English: 21
- Reading: 21
- Math: 21
- English Language & Composition: 3 or better
- English Literature & Composition: 3 or better
- Calculus or Statistics: 3 or better
- Language: A
- Literature: SL or HL and/or Language A
- Language & Literature: SL or HL
- Mathematics: SL or HL and/or Further Math
Send an email to Emergency Management
to inform us you have applied to MACEM's Emergency Management program. An Emergency Management advisor will contact you to schedule a 20-minute teleconference advising session to prepare you for success at FCC.
New credit students seeking a degree are required to consult an advisor to develop a degree plan. New students should schedule a consultation after completing the admissions and testing steps, and activating a myFCC
Dual enrollment and transfer students should submit official college transcripts from previous institutions to the Registration & Records Office
for official transfer credit evaluation prior to meeting with an academic advisor.
Walk in advising is available in the Counseling & Advising Office
. You can also send a message to emailadvising
via your myFCC
email account. When you meet with an advisor, be sure to bring your photo ID and any documents that might be helpful (unofficial transcripts, test results, ACT/SAT scores).
For more information about academic planning and advising, see Counseling & Advising
5Complete/Convert FEMA IS Courses
Each FCC Emergency Management degree, certificate, and letter of recognition requires students to complete specific FEMA Independent Study (IS) courses, and convert those courses to college credit before enrolling in FCC module courses.
See information about converting FEMA Independent Study courses to college credit here
There are two ways to register for classes:
- Register online for credit courses using Campus Solutions
- Register in-person via the Welcome Center
In addition to registering for classes, Campus Solutions
allows you to make a payment, see your grades, obtain unofficial transcripts, print class schedules and update your personal information.
Review upcoming class schedules here
. For module courses, select “FEMA” term.
Emergency Management Module Courses
There are six Emergency Management module courses. Each course is a 5-week, online, instructor led course. Students may enroll in a module course after pre-requisite FEMA IS courses have been completed and converted to college credit (see step 5). View your PeopleSoft student account to verify conversion of FEMA IS courses.
Modules are offered during 5-week sessions according to the FCC academic calendar. Review the Frederick Community College Academic Calendar
to plan accordingly. Students must earn a grade of 'C' or better in each module course.
Access and Completion
All modules are administered online through Blackboard, an online learning management system. To get started, access Blackboard Online Learning
At the start of the 5-week session, the module course will appear in Blackboard under “My Courses.” Click on the course and orient yourself with the site, read through course documents, and submit the “Proctor Site Contact Form.”
Your enrollment at Frederick Community College is complete when you have paid for your courses. Please take note of important payment deadlines
. You can either pay in-full or sign up for the interest-free payment plan
To apply for financial assistance, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
and take advantage of federal, state, and institutional grants, work study, and student loans.
To apply for scholarships through The FCC Foundation, Inc., click here
For more information about paying your bill and financial aid, see Cost and Financial Aid
Textbooks are available through the FCC bookstore
. Have your course schedule ready to easily find the required textbooks for your courses.
Congratulations! You are enrolled and ready to begin attending classes at Frederick Community College. If you have questions or need additional guidance during your time of study, please reach out to your program manager or academic advisor. Some students may be eligible for specialized advising through the Office of Multicultural Student Services
, the Office of Disability Services
, Veteran Services
, or the Office of Adult Services
. Check your myFCC account and your FCC email for important alerts and announcements.
Students pursuing an Emergency Management Associate of Applied Science Degree are required to complete INTR 103, a 3-credit internship course. The internship, requiring a minimum of 135 hours, may be completed during an 8-week (17 hours/week) or 15-week (9 hours/week) session of a pre-determined semester.
Students may register for INTR 103 after successful completion of modules EM 115, EM 125, EM 135, and EM 215. Be sure to review the Internship Handbook
. Eligible students must contact the program manager to schedule an internship planning meeting to discuss internship plans. After the planning meeting, students arrange an internship with a local emergency management entity: a business, municipality, state or federal level agency/office. Following preliminary arrangements, students are required to submit an internship plan to the program manager to receive approval and complete course registration.
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. Students with previous or current emergency management experience are not exempt from completing this required course.
To acknowledge all your hard work and accomplishments, students are encouraged to:
- Request a graduation appointment with the Emergency Management program manager.
- Confirm all requirements for an Emergency Management A.A.S., Certification or Letter of Recognition have been met.
- Complete an FCC Graduation Application
- Participate in an FCC graduation ceremony to receive recognition. Please note, formal student diplomas are mailed to students within 90 days of degree confer dates.