Emergency Management

The Emergency Management curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed for emergency services delivery in local and state government agencies. Study involves both management and technical aspects of emergency management.

Coursework includes classroom and laboratory exercises to introduce the student to various aspects of emergency preparedness, protection, and enforcement. Students will learn technical and administrative skills such as investigative principles, codes, standards, emergency agency operations, and finance.

As a graduate, you could work in ambulance service providers, fire/rescue agencies, fire marshal offices, emergency management services, emergency medical services, industrial firms, educational institutions, and other government agencies.

Program Chair
Lee Ennis

Lee Ennis




North Campus

Emergency management specialists are the officials that plan for these disasters—imagining and preparing for the worst—and then coordinating the emergency responses.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, emergency management directors have an average salary of $64,300 in the state of North Carolina as of May 2020.

Employment of emergency management directors is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028 in North Carolina.

Calm and decisive under stressful, emergency conditions, logical, with outstanding planning, teamwork, and communication skills are key requirements.

Using principles of emergency management, the College has brought our emergency management in line with local, state and national procedures with the utilization of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This system has helped align all emergency response partners so that in the event of a crisis, there is a structure and plan in place to work together.
Tim Bost

Director of Public Safety & Security

We have had a long history of collaboration with the College, from training to having a consistent presence of local sheriffs on campus. We look forward to continuing this partnership.
Kevin Auten

Rowan County Sheriff