EMHS 1100 - Introduction to Terrorism, 3 credit hours
This course serves as a basic introduction to terrorism. Historical background, definitions, tactics, ideologies, and terrorism's impact on twenty-first century civilization around the world will be explored. Both current and historical events are analyzed within course context to provide experiential learning and development of critical thinking skills.
EMHS 1900 - Emergency Planning, 3 credit hours
This course is designed for persons who are involved in developing an effective emergency planning system. The course offers training in the fundamentals of the emergency planning process, including the rationale behind planning. The focus is on an effective all-hazard emergency planning operations planning process to save lives and protect property threatened by disaster.
EMHS 1905 - Developing & Managing Volunteer Resources, 3 credit hours
This course offers training in identifying volunteer resources and recruiting, assigning, training, supervising, evaluating, and motivating volunteers. The course also addresses coordinating with voluntary agencies, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), community-based organizations such as church groups, food banks, professional groups, as well as business and industry. Special issues such as spontaneous volunteers, stress management and legal issues of volunteers are also addressed. "This course does not address volunteer firefighters because of the vast technical scope of the topic."
EMHS 1906 - Exercise Design, Management & Evaluation, 3 credit hours
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of emergency management exercise design, management and evaluation. Students will design an exercise, identify the logistics necessary for execution and management of the exercise, and develop an exercise evaluation plan. Students will also be introduced to the concept of a comprehensive exercise program used to improve on the four phases of emergency management. The course instruction will follow and meet the guidelines established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency exercise design and evaluation courses and the Department of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.
EMHS 1907 - Hazardous Materials Response Operations, 3 credit hours
This course provides students with the skills needed to manage or respond to a hazardous materials incident at the awareness or operations level. Topics include Hazardous Materials Laws, Regulations and Standards, Recognitions and Identification, Information Resources, Protection, Protective Actions, Product Control and Air Monitoring, Terrorism Awareness, HAZMAT and Law Enforcement issues. The course follows National Fire Prevention Agency (NFPA) 472 guidelines.
EMHS 1908 - Mitigation for Emergency Management, 3 credit hours
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of mitigation as a means to reduce hazard risks to our communities and citizens.
EMHS 1909 - Basic Skills for Emergency Managers, 3 credit hours
This course is designed to improve the first responders and emergency managers skills in the areas of leadership and influence, decision-making and problem solving, and communication.
EMHS 1910 - Emergency Management Seminar, 3 credit hours
This course is designed to explore the issues and strategies of emergency management in the following key areas: Legal Issues, Policy & Politics, Organizational Management, Historical and Current Situations, and Economics of Emergency Management.
EMHS 1952 - Basic Incident Command System, 3 credit hours
This course is designed to train students in the basic levels of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Students will manage resources and personnel for incidents ranging from ceremonies to natural disasters. The course instruction will follow and meet the guidelines established by the (FEMA) courses IS100, IS200, and IS700.
EMHS 1953 - Advanced Incident Command System/EOC Operations, 3 credit hours
This course is designed to train students in the intermediate and advanced levels of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Incident Command System (ICS) and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Interface. Students will manage resources and personnel for level 3 and 4 incidents. The course instruction will follow and meet the guidelines established by the (FEMA) courses IS/G 300, IS/G 400, and IS 191.
EMHS 1962 - Disaster Site Worker, 3 credit hours
This course will train students in accordance with OSHA regulations pertaining to construction standards and Safety for Disaster Site Workers that are set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 29, part 1926. This course will also introduce students to the operational skills and procedures required to provide support services, (e.g. utility, demolition, debris removal, or heavy equipment operation) or site clean-up services in response to natural and man-made disasters. All workers at disaster sites need to be aware of the differences between disaster sites and regular construction or demolition work sites and to be able to determine appropriate protective measures for ensuring disaster site worker safety.
EMHS 1963 - Introduction to Emergency Management, 3 credit hours
This course provides emergency preparedness personnel with an overview of the skills needed at the community and state levels for emergency operations involving all hazards. This class is appropriate for business and industry, firefighters, Emergency Managers, EMS, police and other interested parties.
EMHS 1964 - Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), 2 credit hours
This course provides the student with the skills required by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to serve as a Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) member within their community. Training is to provide the private citizens who complete this course with the basic skills they will need to respond to their community's immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster when emergency services are not immediately available. By working together, CERTs can assist in saving lives and protecting property using the basic techniques in this course.
HZMT 1919 - Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), 3 credit hours
This course provides students with an overview of the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 for occupational health and safety workers who respond to hazardous waste and chemical spills. Topics include toxicology, chemical awareness, monitoring, personal protective equipment, safety, confined space entry, incident command, site control, medical surveillance, decontamination, safe work practices and emergency procedures.
HZMT 1938 - Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO), 3 credit hours
This course is designed as an introduction to the basic skills and techniques required to effectively employ Emergency Management Operations software. Both experienced and inexperienced students in the Hazardous Materials, Emergency Operations, or Emergency Services field will find the broad overview and extensive practical exercises beneficial to their learning process. Each student will learn to develop, assess, store, integrate, and manage critical data, using a suite of software designed to assist in planning and responding to hazardous chemicals/materials incidents.
HZMT 1950 - Characteristics of Hazardous Materials, 3 credit hours
This course focuses on the basic concepts needed by first responders, emergency operations personnel, industry, and law enforcement to evaluate the potential hazards and behaviors of materials considered hazardous. It examines the reasons for the chemical behavior of hazardous materials and is designed to improve decision-making in safety operations, handling, entrance protection, mitigation, and decontamination procedures. Units of the course include the Periodic Table, chemical and physical aspects of chemical compounds and how these properties affect emergency incidents, salts, non-salts, the hydrocarbon family, hydrocarbon derivatives, and physical process of combustion.
HZMT 1978 - GIS for Emergency Operations, 3 credit hours
This course serves as an introduction to Geographic Information Systems and their application in Emergency Operations. The basic concepts of geography, cartography and Global Positioning Systems will be covered, along with the basic components and capabilities of a geographic information system. Students will learn about the fundamental types of GIS analysis and applications, focusing on those used in Emergency Operations.