Degrees - Emergency Management/Homeland Security

Emergency Management/Homeland Security - Associate of Arts Degree

or Certificate of Achievement

3_AA_EMGT or 3_CL_EMGT

The Emergency Management/Homeland Security (EM/HS) program prepares students to enter the emerging profession of homeland security and disaster management. Our curriculum is designed to provide the learner with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed by emergency and security workers to meet local, state and national safety responsibilities, both in the public and private sectors. Our program emphasizes an All-Hazard approach to emergency planning and security management, with courses in preparedness planning, risk mitigation, emergency response, and disaster recovery. In addition, we offer homeland security course content in terrorism studies, information security, and critical infrastructure resiliency, consistent with the National Response Framework. Coastline's EM/HS program advances students by broadening core competencies in intelligence analysis, disaster planning, leadership development, and communications theory. Students who successfully complete the program will gain entry-level employment in the fields of law enforcement, fire service, urban planning, security management, information security, business continuity, and other service-related occupations.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the types of hazards that can negatively impact a community and assess the variables that impact this type of hazard exposure.
  • Distinguish some of the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the professional emergency manager established by the Emergency Management Institute.
  • Demonstrate effective skills using well established problem-solving, communication and interpersonal techniques.

Requirements for the Major

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Course ID Name Units
EMGT C101 Introduction to Emergency Management 3.0
EMGT C102 Introduction to Homeland Security 3.0
EMGT C105 Emergency Preparedness 3.0
EMGT C110 Emergency Response 3.0
EMGT C120 Disaster Recovery 3.0
EMGT C130 Hazard Mitigation 3.0
Subtotal 18.0

Elective Courses

Select two courses from the following:

Course ID Name Units
EMGT C140 Crisis Response for Responders (CRR) 3.0
EMGT C150 Crisis Management of Special Populations 3.0
EMGT C160 Introduction to Public Information Officer (PIO) 3.0
EMGT C172 Intelligence Analysis and Security Management 3.0
EMGT C174 Transportation and Border Security 3.0
EMGT C283 Work Based Learning 3.0
Subtotal 6.0
Total for Degree 60.0

Criminal Justice - Associate of Arts Degree

3_AA_EMGTCJ

The Emergency Management/Homeland Security (EM/HS) Certificate of Achievement is designed to prepare students to enter the emerging professions of disaster management and/or homeland security. Our curriculum is designed to provide the learner with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed by emergency and security workers to meet national, state, and local public safety needs, both in the public and private sectors. Our program emphasizes an all-hazard approach to emergency planning/homeland security, with courses in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery, incorporating Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Emergency Management Institute (EMI) curriculum. In addition, we offer homeland security course teachings in terrorism, intelligence, critical infrastructure, and the National Response Framework (NRF). Coastline's EM/HS program advances students by developing core competencies in hazard assessment, planning, critical thinking, and effective communications. Those benefiting from completing the Certificate of Achievement are those who intend to work in the fields of law enforcement, fire service, government, private security, health care, or other public safety/service related occupations.

There are no prerequisite courses for those listed. The Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security recommends that students begin by registering in the foundation courses of EMGT C101 and EMGT C102.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the types of hazards that can negatively impact a community and assess the variables that impact this type of hazard exposure.
  • Distinguish some of the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the professional emergency manager established by the Emergency Management Institute.
  • Demonstrate effective skills using well established problem-solving, communication and interpersonal techniques.

Concentration in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice courses at Coastline are only offered online through our Military/Contact Education Program and designed to meet the needs of our global military community. Students not eligible for enrollment in our Military/Contract Education Programs may apply equivalent transferrable Criminal Justice coursework to satisfy requirements.

Students will complete all of the following:

Course ID Name Units
EMGT C101 Introduction to Emergency Management 3.0
EMGT C102 Introduction to Homeland Security 3.0
CJ C140 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.0
Subtotal 9.0

Complete courses in all of the following areas:

Program Electives

Complete courses from EACH of the following areas:

Emergency Management/Homeland Security area

Choose two of the following courses:

Course ID Name Units
EMGT C105 Emergency Preparedness 3.0
EMGT C110 Emergency Response 3.0
EMGT C120 Disaster Recovery 3.0
EMGT C130 Hazard Mitigation 3.0
EMGT C283 Work Based Learning 3.0
Subtotal 6.0

Criminal Justice area

Choose two of the following courses:

Course ID Name Units
CJ C110 Criminal Investigation 3.0
CJ C128 Criminal Procedure 3.0
CJ C135 Introduction to Policing 3.0
CJ C141 Criminal Law 3.0
CJ C146 Written Communications in Criminal Justice 3.0
CJ C148 Multicultural Studies in Criminal Justice 3.0
Subtotal 6.0

Management/Leadership area

Choose one of the following courses:

Course ID Name Units
MS C101 Management and Employee Communication 3.0
MS C102 Human Relations in Business 3.0
MS C144 Introduction to Leadership 3.0
Subtotal 3.0
Course Group Units
Subtotal for Areas 24.0
Total for Degree 60.0

Homeland Security (TSA) - Certificate of Specialization

3_CE_TSA

The Homeland Security (TSA) Certificate provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully enter the field of homeland security, specializing in employment positions overseeing security management, intelligence analysis, transportation safety and border security. The sequence of courses offered within the certificate helps develop a student's understanding of the interrelated duties, relationships, and responsibilities impacting personnel employed to ensure U.S. national security.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the types of hazards that can negatively impact a community and assess the variables that impact this type of hazard exposure.
  • Distinguish some of the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the professional emergency manager established by the Emergency Management Institute.
  • Demonstrate effective skills using well established problem-solving, communication and interpersonal techniques.

Students will complete all of the following:

Course ID Name Units
EMGT C102 Introduction to Homeland Security 3.0
EMGT C172 Intelligence Analysis and Security Management 3.0
EMGT C174 Transportation and Border Security 3.0
Total for Certificate 9.0

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our degree and certificate programs.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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