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 Course Title:   Principles of Emergency Planning and Management

 Title Abbreviation:   EMERG PLANNING & MGMT

 Department:    CJ

 Course #:    219

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Covers the basic techniques of preparing/training/planning for, and responding to, natural disasters, riots, transportation (airplane, train and boat) crashes, mass casualty incidents and weather-related events. Topics include: the development of response plans and training protocols; implementation and operation of command centers; understanding the jurisdiction of, and relationship between, military and civilian operations; and identifying the role and authority of federal, state and local agencies.


Prerequisite: Department Chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Effectively prepare, plan and train for, and respond to, a wide-variety of intentional acts, accident situations and natural disasters.
  2. Comprehend the methods, procedures, protocols and strategies relating to emergency management planning.
  3. Identify national and international emergency management training and reference sources.
  4. Develop an all-hazards approach to the most important individual hazards and the planning and management needs they create.
  5. Understand the role played by a variety of government, business and non-profit entities.
  6. Develop response emergency management plans and training protocols. Design, implement and operationalize emergency management command centers.
  7. Understand the jurisdiction of, and relationship between, military and civilian departments/units.
  8. Identify the role, authority and capabilities of federal, state and local agencies designated as emergency management resources.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.2 Identify the strengths and limitations of different fields of study.
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.
1.4 Evaluate issues (for example economic, legal, historic, social) surrounding the use of information.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.6 Recognize how the value and biases in different disciplines can affect the ways in which data is analyzed.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.5 Adapt to and function effectively in communities and cultures different from one's own.

Course Contents

  1. Planning for emergencies and disasters.
  2. Methods, procedures, protocols and strategies of emergency planning.
  3. Emergency planning for situations in industrialized countries and issues of equity that arise in emergency relief situations.
  4. Methodologies to design and implement emergency plans.
  5. Examples of actual emergency planning and management problems are analyzed in detail.
  6. Relationship between military and civilian emergency response systems.