Emergency Response Management

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Contact the Program Director

Hans Silberschlag, Ed.D.

Residential Faculty - Fire Science


602-228-4117 (mobile)

Office: Downtown Center - Room: 437

This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services
Emergency Response Management

There will always be a need for skilled emergency management professionals to lead the efforts in preparing and coordinating emergency management programs at the business, government, and military levels. This critical role requires the right training to organize and manage emergency operations, mitigate terrorist and hazardous materials risks, and ensure the safety of our firefighters. Join the Emergency Response Management program today to take the first step towards an exciting career serving the public sector.

This program will teach you the essentials of planning and conducting comprehensive, integrated emergency management programs — utilizing proven strategies for coordinated community responses, prevention, and resources. You’ll also learn how to assess and plan hazard mitigation strategies and evaluate various methods used for managing emergency incidents.

Begin your future now with the Emergency Management program!


The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Emergency Response Management program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Emergency Management

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a certificate within the Emergency Response Management program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Resources For You

Get credit for your industry training. MCC offers Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) for students with existing industry certifications, licenses, and approved corporate training. Access the forms below and attach proof of training/certification when you submit your request. Please note, in order to access and complete the PLA forms, you must be an active MCC student and have an MEID.

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