Emergency Management, Certificate II

Emergency Management

Certificate II


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 II in Emergency Management provides students a further understanding of emergency planning and prevention, mitigation strategies, crisis decision-making, volunteer management, disaster and emergency response procedures, and operations center management. Students will be able to participate in hands on technical training that will serve as a basis for advanced courses. 

Visit www.laredo.edu/pathways to view guided pathways created for students who complete an AAS degree and the options for transfer. Speak with an academic advisor at your college to choose courses that will help you to transfer to a specific university.

Plan of Study

Recommended Course Sequence Semesters Offered Credit Hours
Semester 1
EMAP 1400 - Principles of Basic Emergency Management Fall, Spring 4
EMAP 2301 - Leadership and Effective Communication Fall, Spring 3
HMSY 1338 - Homeland Security Emergency Communications Management Fall, Spring 3
HMSY 1341 - Critical Infrastructure Protection Fall, Spring 3
EPCT 1303 - 24-Hour Emergency Response Training Fall, Spring 3
16 Hours
Semester 2
HMSY 1339 - Homeland Security Emergency Contingency Planning Fall, Spring 3
EMAP 2355 - Disaster Recovery Fall, Spring 3
EMAP 2300 - Developing Volunteer Resources and Decision Making Fall, Spring 3
EMSP 1260 - Clinical- Emergency Medical Technology/ Technician (EMT Paramedic) Fall, Spring 2
EMSP 1501 – Emergency Medical Technician Fall, Spring 5
16 Hours
This Certificate leads to the AAS degree of Emergency Management Program