This program is offered through the HVEC (Hudson Valley Educational Consortium)*
The Emergency Management A.A.S. program prepares students to react to, and be effective before, during, and after any local, statewide, or national emergency. Students will develop the knowledge, experience, and critical decision-making and communications skills needed to respond appropriately to emergency and disaster situations and, more importantly, manage community resources in any crisis situation. This program meets New York State and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) education and training requirements.
Graduates of Emergency Management — AAS will be able to:
- Communicate effectively a knowledge of emergency management content areas, including public safety critical incident command, emergency planning, emergency operations, exercise planning, emergency operations center organization and management, leadership, resource planning, and utilization of national emergency management operation guidelines.
- Apply the knowledge base of necessary skills to be able to function within the New York State and national incident management system during a local, statewide, or federal emergency.
- Demonstrate critical thinking, communications, and management skills by analyzing situations, determining proper actions, understanding the costs and benefits of actions, evaluating possible alternatives
The Emergency Management major courses are offered strictly online.
*The HVEC (Hudson Valley Educational Consortium) is a partnership between SUNY Sullivan and other local community colleges. Thus, SUNY Sullivan students will register for all classes through us, take core courses in this program through our college, and may graduate with a degree from SUNY Sullivan. However, some major-specific courses will be offered online through another school in the HVEC. Students interested in this program or any HVEC program should consult an academic advisor for more information.