Emergency Management, Certificate I

Emergency Management

Certificate I


The Emergency Management Program at Laredo College will provide a foundational understanding of Emergency Management and its core mission of protecting the nation and our communities. You’ll learn to design and implement an emergency plan, develop effective oral and written skills, and practice skills that could make a difference in a time of need. Through hands-on training, you’ll develop a foundation of the four stages of emergency management: preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. 

This program will help prepare students for a career as an employee with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), or any government and state positions, as well as hospitals, research institutions, colleges, nonprofit organizations, private companies, community groups, and more.

Emergency Management salaries vary greatly depending on education, experience, and agency. Detailed information on certificate award and admission process can be found in the information tab.




The Certificate I in Emergency Management provides students with an introduction to fundamental emergency management theories and practices. Students will be able to participate in hands on technical training that will serve as a basis for advanced courses. This award leads to Certificate II of the Emergency Management program. 

Plan of Study

Recommended Course Sequence Semesters Offered Credit Hours
Semester 1
EMAP 1400 - Principles of Basic Emergency Management Fall 4
EMAP 2301 - Leadership and Effective Communication Fall 3
HMSY 1338 - Homeland Security Emergency Communication Management Fall 3
HMSY 1341 - Critical Infrastructure Protection Fall 3
EPCT 1303 - 24 Hour Emergency Response Training Fall 3
16 Hours
This Certificate leads to Certificate II of Emergency Management Program