Friday, November 22, 2013

Red Rocks Community College - Emergency Management & Planning Degree and Certificate Programs Spring Semester Starts on January 21, 2014


Through Red Rocks Community College, students can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Certificate in Emergency Management Planning.  All courses are offered ONLINE.  To complete our Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Management and Planning requires the completion of 60 credit hours of courses, including 15 hours of General Education courses, 15 hours of Electives and 30 credit hours (ten courses) of core EMP courses.

The Red Rocks spring semester starts on January 21, 2014.  This spring we will be offering EMP 101, EMP 105, EMP 107, EMP 242, EMP 247, and EMP 291.  More detailed information about our program is available at:   

Students can take a course without the need for long distance travel and can set their own schedule.  Since ONLINE courses don't have a set classroom time, students can participate at any hour.... now the school is coming to the student, saving time and money.  Prospective students can apply to Red Rocks and register for classes totally ONLINE at

Completed courses from other colleges or accredited institutions, which correspond to our EMP course requirements, can be transferred to Red Rocks, at no cost, after submitted transcripts are reviewed for applicability toward our EMP Program.  When requesting credit for courses for which you have certificates or are from non-accredited institutions such as FEMA, you need to go through what we call our "Credit for Prior Learning Program".  At least 15 hours (5 EMP courses) must be taken through Red Rocks. 

This program was started in 1999 and is recognized by FEMA as one of the pioneering national ONLINE Emergency Management programs and is supported by the Colorado Office of Emergency Management.   Floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, train wrecks, terrorist attacks and hazardous chemical spills are examples of emergencies in which life and property are endangered.  The EM professional’s ability to perform essential work in a disaster requires skills in emergency operations and management.  How well a community or an organization prepares for and deals with these and other kinds of disasters can affect not only their economic viability but people’s lives. 

For more information:


o   Contact Name:               Ivo Roospold, EMP Coordinator
o   Phone . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .303.914.6404
o   E-Mail . . . . . . . . . . .. . .

o   Fax . . . . . . . …. . .. . . . .303.914.6803

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