Emergency Managers have the skills and expertise to save lives in situations that would cause others to panic. They help reduce the loss of life or property throughout the four stages of emergency management: preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. It’s training that could help you make a difference in a time of need, and could help you get started in a great career.
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Management will help prepare students for further attainment of their educational goals and/or employment within the Emergency Management career field. The Associate of Applied Science degree plan requires the student successfully pass a capstone course during the last semester of their program.
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Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself
"Responding to disasters is both rewarding and challenging work. Sources of stress for emergency responders may include witnessing human suffering, risk of personal harm, intense workloads, life-and-death decisions, and separation from family. Stress prevention and management is critical for responders to stay well and to continue to help in the situation. There are important steps responders should take before, during, and after an event. To take care of others, responders must be feeling well and thinking clearly."
There are several types of information available to students through the ACC libraries, both in print form and electronically. The tabs along the top of the page provide details on the different types of resources listed below:
Books & eBooks
You can find a good selection of literature and literary criticism in our book collection. A book can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about any given topic.
This covers encyclopedias, atlases, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, historical and biographical sketches.
Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers are the primary source for recent reviews and literary criticism on recently published works. ACC databases can help connect you to these articles.
The internet can provide a wealth of information, especially from government sources and professional organizations.
Emergency-American Red Cross-provides real-time alerts for severe weather and hazards as well as emergency preparedness information. (Android)
Federal Emergency Management Agency-provides emergency alerts, safety notifications, emergency preparedness tips and disaster resources. (iOS/Android)
Texas Storm Chasers-provides real-time Texas weather articles, interactive weather radar, live storm chase video and other weather-related features. (Android)