Emergency Management

Preparing for a crisis has never been more important. As one of the only programs of its kind, Austin Community College’s Emergency Management Program provides you skills and knowledge to reduce the loss of property and life. 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 at the Public Safety Training Center at Hays Campus, you’ll develop a foundation of the four stages of emergency management: preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. While completing your associate degree, you will develop a strong foundation in emergency management, Homeland Security, fire science, and criminal justice.

Pride Points

Public Safety Training Center

Unique program for region

Strong employment prospects

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Career & Salary Information

Texas is among the highest-ranked states for emergency management jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Graduates can find positions in private, public, and government sectors, emergency management training. Here are some of the career opportunities you can pursue.

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  • Business Continuity Planners

    Develop, maintain, or implement business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and solutions, including risk assessments, business impact analyses, strategy selection, and documentation of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures. Plan, conduct, and debrief regular mock-disaster exercises to test the adequacy of existing plans and strategies, updating procedures and plans regularly. Act as a coordinator for continuity efforts after a disruption event.

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    Currently Employed:


    # people are employed as Business Continuity Planners. This number is expected to # over the next four years.

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Awards & Program Maps


Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

Emergency Management