Emergency Management


C-TV host David tells you why you should consider a career in Emergency Management / Homeland Security.

 
Be ready to help in any emergency, and work for homeland security, TSA, or other agencies!
 
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Earn a certificate in Emergency Management tailored to today's needs in preparedness & security.

Is this program for you?

The Coastline Community College Emergency Management/Homeland Security Certificate is designed for two types of aspiring career-minded workers: 1) those who are seeking entry-level employment in public and/or private organizations that oversee public safety, security or services responsibilities in times of crisis, and 2) active government, private and non-profit employees concerned with developing advanced managerial, communication and planning skills in the field of emergency management. Knowing what to do in case of an emergency or large-scale disaster and how to act will save lives. Emergency management is constantly testing and creating scenarios that will help organizations be better prepared when an emergency situation occurs.

Why Study Emergency Management?

The field of Emergency Management/Homeland Security is growing exponentially, due primarily to media coverage and general increased awareness of emergency management around the world. To meet employment demands, public safety, and emergency management needs, Coastline Community College has developed an Emergency Management/Homeland Security Certificate composed of four important pillars. (See certificates below)
 
The program's focus allows you to dig deep into this specific topic, and start applying your knowledge immediately. Coastline Community College has developed a computer simulation program to help the students receive hands-on experience in our newly developed Emergency Operation Center.

Be Ready to Respond to Any Emergency

Fires, floods, earthquakes, terrorist threats...emergency management personnel are trained to handle these types of emergencies and many others. Whether you're deploying emergency response workers to a disaster site or developing strategic plans as part of a command staff in an office setting, Coastline's emergency management program will prepare you to successfully manage any emergency.

Be the One that People Count On

Emergency management personnel are invaluable when disaster strikes. These men and women are trained to manage emergency situations and respond to the needs of the people and areas affected in a quick and efficient manner. Emergency and disaster management professionals may be responsible for evacuating a town in danger, managing the distribution of food to people in crisis, or overseeing the provision of medical care to injured people. These people are needed in large and small emergencies.

List of Courses:

  • EMGT C101 Introduction to Emergency Management
  • EMGT C102 Introduction to Homeland Security
  • EMGT C105 Emergency Preparedness
  • EMGT C110 Emergency Response
  • EMGT C120 Disaster Recovery
  • EMGT C130 Hazard Mitigation
  • EMGT C140 Crisis Response for Responders (CRR)
  • EMGT C150 Crisis Management of Special Populations
  • EMGT C160 Introduction to public Information Officer (PIO)

Job Outlook and Potential Earnings

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, Emergency Management Specialists earned an average of $53,460 per year in 2008 (national average) In the Southern California area, Emergency Managers can expect to earn between $65,000 and $120,000 annually. We expect to see a 7-13% increase in the number of jobs available in emergency management between 2006 and 2016.

Jobs in the Field of Emergency Management/Homeland Security

  • Aviation security
  • CounselingCrisis management
  • Cyber security
  • Defense tactics
  • Disaster response
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Fire service
  • Forensics
  • Law enforcement
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Public health
  • Risk prevention
  • Security
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities
Access the college catalog for specific information regarding courses, certificates, and pathways to professional advancement!

Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

EMGT-C101

Section Description

This course introduces the student to the fundamental aspects of emergency management. It examines the roles and responsibilities of government and non-profit agencies in managing disasters and emphasizes the four basic emergency management disciplines: preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • After reviewing a historical American disaster event, evaluate a group emergency response emphasizing the coordination of government, private, and non-profit organizations.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and analysis.
  • Demonstrate ethical civic, environmental, and social responsibility.
  • Demonstrate understanding and respect for cultural and global diversity.

EMGT-C110

Section Description

This course will introduce the basic concepts of emergency response organizations, along with the required capabilities and procedures necessary for an effective response. Areas of concentration will include Incident Command System protocols, those capabilities required to respond to identified hazards, and the essential actions necessary for incident stabilization. Concentration will be on those actions required under the National Incident Management System and the National Response Plan. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Given a disaster case study, prepare a comprehensive Incident Action Plan utilizing an integrated emergency management approach.
  • Given a tabletop exercise, manage a mock disaster scenario using effective decision making that incorporate high-risk consequences.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ethical civic, environmental, and social responsibility.
  • Demonstrate understanding and respect for cultural and global diversity.

EMGT-C130

Section Description

This course will define what mitigation is and explain the two types of mitigation (structural and non-structural) as well as describe basic mitigation priorities. Lecture topics include the purpose and benefits of a local mitigation strategy, common mitigation measures, components of the mitigation planning process, relationship between mitigation and comprehensive local planning, community stakeholders and interests groups, and obstacles to mitigation. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Given a case study, analyze the role that hazard mitigation plays within a comprehensive emergency management system.
  • Given a current disaster scenario, explain the basic principles of hazard mitigation as well as the techniques used in hazard mitigation planning.
  • Given federal and/or state regulatory requirements, differentiate the hazard mitigation planning roles/responsibilities of government, industry, and citizens in local communities.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate innovative thinking, and adaptive, creative problem solving skills.

EMGT-C160

Section Description

This course will introduce the basic concepts of the emergency management PIO function. Course topics will include the role of the PIO as well as composing press releases, public speaking, doing television interviews, and conducting awareness campaigns. This course is designed for those who are new to the field and/or those who are assigned the role of PIO as an ancillary duty. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Given a case study, demonstrate clear competence in the delivery of a press release in front of the class or by videotape (if online course).
  • Given a mock scenario, list the duties of a public information officer during an incident.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ethical civic, environmental, and social responsibility.


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 certificate programs.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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