OEM and Rose State College Announce New Emergency Management Courses
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Rose State College are partnering to deliver a new higher education program for emergency management. The program is expected to begin in the fall of 2016. However, students can get a head start by enrolling in the pilot program beginning in January.
A Certificate in Emergency Preparedness and Planning is available by completing eight emergency management courses for a total of 24 credit hours. An Associate of Science in Emergency Management degree will be available by completing a total of 62 credit hours, to include 24 hours of emergency management courses and 38 hours of general education courses.
The certificate and associate degree will include the following eight courses:
• Preparedness • Leadership and Management
• Response • Exercise Design and Evaluation
• Recovery • History and Future of Emergency Management
• Mitigation • Capstone Course with field work
Students may choose classroom and/or online delivery for all emergency management courses. Both options will include reading assignments, group participation, research projects, and self-checks throughout the course.
For classroom delivery, emergency management courses will be offered at Rose State College in Midwest City. Each course will feature two 75-minute classes per week through the semester. Class size is limited to 25 students. Online courses will be available through Interactive Video Teleconference sessions every four weeks for a total of four sessions per course during a semester. Online courses are limited to 15 students.
OEM and Rose State College are currently accepting applications for the pilot of the first two class offerings—EMGT: 1313 Emergency Management Preparedness and EMGT 1413: Emergency Management Response in both classroom and online delivery.
The cost for each 3-credit hour course is approximately $400 with no additional charges for course materials. Advance enrollment is open to current emergency managers until December 18. After that date, enrollment will be open to the public.
Students may apply for tuition assistance for the emergency management courses, to be paid upon successful completion of the courses. The assistance will be available for as many as 20 applicants each semester and will be good for up to 50 percent of the tuition fee. For more information on enrollment or scholarships, contact Jackie Wright at Jackie.firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional tuition assistance may be available for general education and elective courses through the Rose State College Office of Student Financial Aid.