Emergency Administration and Management

Associate in Science

Northwest Florida State College offers the Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Administration and Management. Man-made and natural disasters have increased the need for qualified professionals to work in a variety of local, regional, state and national roles as public safety managers, supervisors and administrators.  The Northwest Florida State College degree program was specially designed to include vital competencies defined at the national level through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Students who successfully complete selected courses from this program of study may be eligible to receive the college credit certificates in Emergency Administrator & Manager (CCC)  and/or Homeland Security Emergency Manager (CCC).

Program Details

  • Online program
  • 60 Credits
  • 2-Year Program

Class Options

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Career Outlook*

Emergency management directors prepare plans and procedures for responding to natural disasters or other emergencies. They also help lead the response during and after emergencies, often in coordination with public safety officials, elected officials, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

Employment of emergency management directors is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The importance of preparing for and minimizing the risks from emergencies will help sustain demand and employment for these workers.

Average or Median Salary


*All career data on this page, such as occupation description, career outlook and salary information reflects the national average and was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.