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Homeland Security

HS 202


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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
317654January 12, 2015

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Introduction to Emergency Management


Course Description

This course will provide an overview of emergency management as a career field, discipline and approach to dealing with all-hazards emergency/disaster response. This course will examine major disasters in history and concepts, theory and terminology associated with emergency management.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain terminology, concepts, and theories associated with emergency management.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities and the various functions in emergency management.
  • Apply emergency management in tabletop exercises.
  • Complete the FEMA course: The Emergency Program Manager (IS-001) offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • Characterize the evolution of the Emergency Manager.
  • Correlate the resources, mitigation, and hazards associated with the Emergency Manager.
  • Explain the incident command system.
  • Compare preparedness, planning and exercises.
  • Categorize disasters.
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