SUNY Ulster Emergency Management Degree Program Now Open To Students In Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: August 6, 2007
CONTACT: Lisa Saunders
SUNY Ulster Emergency Management Degree Program Now Open To Students
In Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties
Cross-Registration Agreement Opens Doors for Students to Take Emergency Management Courses Online—Courses begin August 27
Suffern, NY - Beginning this fall, courses from SUNY Ulster's Emergency Management program will be available online to students from SUNY Rockland Community College, Orange, and Sullivan Community College, thanks to a collaborative new cross-registration agreement between the four colleges.
The Emergency Management program, which meets New York State and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements, provides an academic background for professionals in emergency planning, disaster operations, and risk assessment. Graduates will be able to seek jobs with professional fire departments, police departments and emergency service organizations, as well as in private industry as emergency management specialists in the Hudson Valley and in the metropolitan area.
Under the cross-registration agreement, students will take their general education courses at their home campus while completing their Emergency Management requirements online.
In September 2006, the four colleges announced the formation of the Hudson Valley Domestic Preparedness Community College Consortium, an innovative collaboration aimed at bolstering the Hudson Valley's domestic preparedness by broadening the availability of a variety of first-responder degree programs offered by the schools, including emergency management, fire protection technology, paramedic services, and cyber security.
To register for the Emergency Management program, SUNY Rockland students should contact Patricia Kobes, Assistant to Vice President for Academic Affairs, 845-574-4765. If interested in the Paramedic Program, contact Peter Andryuk, Instructor/Coordinator, Paramedic Program/Emergency Medical Services, 845-574-4584. If interested in the Fire Protection Technology Program, contact Bill Engelbracht, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Coordinator, Criminal Justice and Fire Protection Technology, 845-574-4210
Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.