Emergency Management12 Hours
This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in the program. This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of emergency management. Students will gain a general understanding of the threats faced by communities by exploring the four phases of emergency management (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery). Topics covered in the course include the history and development of emergency management, hazard identification, risk analysis, an all-hazards approach to planning, and the future of emergency management.
The course will introduce students to the concepts needed to develop a comprehensive preparedness plan for various types of incidents and natural disasters. Topics include general emergency management principles and procedures, structural and non-structural mitigation strategies; and protocols set-forth by both federal and state governments.
This course will introduce the basic concepts of response and recovery phases of emergency management. Areas of response will include Incident Command System protocols with an emphasis placed on the actions necessary for incident stabilization required under the National Incident Management System and National Response Plan. Areas of recovery will include, damage assessment procedures; state and federal assistance programs; and the management of reconstruction projects.
Development of knowledge and personal disciplines for managing one’s emotional, physical, and spiritual needs in maintaining a prolonged presence in settings of high stress.
This degree program is available in the following format:
100% Online courses in a 5-week as-you-go flexible format for busy adults featuring forum discussions and weekly assignment deadlines. Serves both undergraduate and graduate students.
Explore the full enrichment of the traditional collegiate experience and make new friends on our lively campus in Circleville Ohio. Serves 17-24 year-old undergraduate students.