Associate in Science
The mission of the Emergency Administration and Management Associate in Science degree is to provide degree seeking students general and advanced education background and an understanding of homeland security, including emergency management, disaster planning, counter-terrorism, bio-defense, and human and technical intelligence. The goal of the program is to graduate students to become front line defenders of national security, first responders for when disaster strikes, and professionals with the skills needed to protect critical infrastructures needed in the Northeast Florida region.
The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment in the field of emergency services. Graduates of the program may obtain professional positions such as emergency managers, emergency management planners, emergency operations coordinators, environment compliance planners, and emergency management specialists at state, local, federal, and international governments, business and industry, military installations, and health care facilities.
The Emergency Administration and Management program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the government and public administration career cluster. The program provides technical skill proficiency and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning, and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the government and public administration career cluster.
Two technical certificates available within this degree program: Emergency Administrator and Manager (6405) (T.C.) and Homeland Security and Emergency Manager (6404) (T.C.) . Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.
Please note that by being enrolled in this degree program you may automatically meet the requirements for one of the aforementioned technical certificates. If you meet the requirements for a technical certificate, as a result of being enrolled in this degree program, you may automatically be awarded the technical certificate(s) upon meeting their requirements as well. If you choose to opt out of this automatic awarding of a technical certificate, please contact an advisor to do so.
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General Education Coursework
Credit Hours: 15
Credit Hours: 45
Total Credit Hours: 60
In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:
- Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
- Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
- Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses (All college cumulative).
- Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit for prior learning do not count toward this residency requirement.
- Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
- Demonstrated competency in civic literacy in accordance with s. 1007.25, Florida Statutes (F.S.) at bit.ly/FS-gen-ed-courses and State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.02413, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) at bit.ly/FR-civic-lit-comp. Pursuant to guidelines established by Senate Bill 1108, competency is demonstrated by completion of one of two civic literacy courses (either AMH 2020 or POS 2041 ) with a grade of C or higher AND by achievement of the standard score on a state-approved assessment.
- Earned a grade of a C or higher in each course used to satisfy the general education requirements and any other area designated with a C or higher requirement.
- Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
- A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
- Students who enter under the (2022/2023) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2022/2023 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
- Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
- Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of C or higher regardless of program of study.