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Emergency Management

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EM 101   Introduction to Emergency Services
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers a broad range of emergency services providers and the relationships between these service providers and the community. Includes history, organizational structure, terminology, training and standards, legal and ethical responsibilities of Police, Fire, Emergency Medical, 9-1-1 and Emergency Management, as well as joint responses. Audit available.
EM 103   Information Systems of Emergency Management
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces communications technologies used in emergency response, including telephone, radio and computer systems. Includes the operation and components of two-way radio and radio broadcasting procedures. Explores the link communications specialists provide between agencies, responders and the public. Examines current standards and practices utilizing social media, GIS and GPS, mapping technology, video monitoring and other technologies and security systems. Prerequisite: WR 115. Audit available.
EM 110   Theory of Emergency Management
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces emergency management theory, including basic definitions, identification of hazards, descriptions of the phases of emergency management, identification of resources, roles and responsibilities of emergency managers, and coordination of various systems. Recommend: WR 115. Audit available.
EM 112   Theory of Homeland Security
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces Homeland Security theory including: basic definitions, identification of threats and organizations, identification of resources, roles and responsibilities of emergency managers, first responders, law enforcement and the military, the coordination of various systems and levels of government. Department permission required. Audit available.
EM 114   History of U.S. Hazards, Disasters and Emergency Management
Credits: 4.00
Description: Surveys the U.S. History of hazards and disasters and traces the evolution of emergency management. Emphasis will be on naturally occurring disasters with appropriate attention to the development of technological incidents and the evolution of terrorism. Recommend: WR 115. Audit available.
EM 201   Disaster Planning & Preparedness
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces disaster preparedness for individuals, businesses, communities and governments. Explores the design and preparation of disaster preparedness plans for individuals and local jurisdictions. Examines the relationships between government and non-governmental organizations and services available in disasters. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 121, and EM 110 OR EM 112 or EM 114. Audit available.
EM 202   Hazard Mitigation
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers the identification of hazard risks and associated mitigation programs and strategies, includes how to identify local mitigation opportunities and cost effective solutions. Prerequisite: WR 121 and EM 110 or EM 112 or EM 114. Audit available.
EM 203   Disaster Response I
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers principles that promote effective disaster response practices in operations and management. Examines the nature of disasters, the context of response operations, and the roles and responsibilities of individuals and organizations. Prerequisite: WR 121 and EM 110 or EM 112 or EM 114. Audit available.
EM 204   Disaster Response II
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines response operations and management with a focus on the Incident Command System, area command, multi-agency coordination systems, joint information system and other systems. Prerequisite: WR 121 and EM 110 or EM 112 or EM 114. Audit available.
EM 205   Disaster Recovery
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers the basic concepts and operational procedures and authorities involved in recovering from major disasters. Addresses Federal, State, and local government roles and responsibilities in major disaster recovery work, with an emphasis on government coordination and solutions to problems that frequently arise in recovery operations. Prerequisites: WR 121 and EM 110 or EM 112 or EM 114. Audit available.
EM 210   Emergency Management Planning for Hazards & Disasters
Credits: 4.00
Description: Course will examine the concepts of writing an emergency operating plan and the elements necessary for inclusion in the plan (all-risk hazards planning). Students will begin with the process for identifying local hazards and resources, vulnerability and impact analysis, and public policy considerations. Using groups they will analyze their hazard assessments and write a basic plan. The groups will present their plans to the whole for critique. Actual emergency operating plans will be used to illustrate the planning requirements and results. Prerequisites: EM 110 and EM 114 and WR 121. Audit available.
EM 211   Public Policy & Law in Emergency Management
Credits: 3.00
Description: Provides the student with specialized knowledge and skills necessary to develop public policy related to emergency management. Course emphasizes policy leadership in the area of emergency planning and response as part of the larger responsibility to protect the general welfare of the people community, all within existing federal, state and local laws. Prerequisite: EM 110 Audit available.
EM 221   Business Continuity or Resumption of Operations Planning
Credits: 3.00
Description: Address the critical dependence of modern organizations on disaster vulnerable technology, such as management information, communications, and computerized process control systems. Students will have the opportunity to produce working plans that provide preventative measures to minimize disaster impact, provide an organized response, and ensure business continuity during recover. Prerequisites: EM 114 & WR 121. Audit available.
EM 222   Disaster Exercise Design and Evaluation
Credits: 3.00
Description: Provides the student with an understanding of how different types of disaster exercises are written and conducted. Exercises are a necessary training tool for all emergency response organizations to test new skills, technology and competency. Prerequisites: EM 203, EM 204, and EM 205. Audit available.
EM 223   Terrorism
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces the issues of terrorism, the organizations and key characters in both international and domestic terror. The course also introduces the various agents and delivery systems of weapons of mass destruction. Recommend: WR 115. Audit available.
EM 228   Emergency Management: Capstone
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers the creation of a portfolio, documenting course work, activities, education and experience history. Includes the completion of a comprehensive personal history background. Provides discipline specific application process and discipline specific oral interview questions. Department permission required. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 121; EM 110 or EM 112 or EM 114. Audit available.