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SUNY Ulster emergency management degree program open to students in other counties

Stone Ridge -- 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 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.

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