Emergency Management

Emergency management and homeland courses prepare students for employment with emergency management agencies such as local cities and county governments in California, non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross, and federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (FEMA). Additionally, those currently in the field can earn a recognized degree. Students may earn a certificate of achievement in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Coursework satisfies general education requirements for an associate in science degree.

Faculty

NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Hadsell, Clifford TC 204626-914-8755chadsell@citruscollege.edu

Contact Information

Division
Natural, Physical and Health Sciences
Dean
Salima Allahbachayo (Health Sciences Director)
Administrative Secretary
Stefanie Fuentes
Division Office
PC 204
Division Phone Number
626-914-8720

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  1. Express an understanding of the human physical consequences of natural and technological disasters and how to mitigate them.
  2. Explain and apply state and local regulations related to emergency management.
  3. Be familiar with the range of technologies used in emergency management.
  4. Critically analyze emergency management plans and procedures.

EMER 162
Principles of Emergency Management
3 Units (AA/AS)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course provides an introduction to the principles of Emergency Management and Disaster Planning. Topics covered include: terrorist profiles, trends in terrorism, the emergency operations plan, response consideration to chemical and biological incidents and components of the emergency management system.


EMER 163
Terrorism and Emergency Management
3 Units (AA/AS)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course provides instruction to terrorism and the emergency management of terrorist types of acts. Topics covered include: concepts of emergency management, event management, local plans and resources, general biological terrorism concepts, medical consequences and planning guidelines. This course will present a foundation of the threat and explore mitigation techniques.


EMER 164
Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents
3 Units (AA/AS)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course provides an introduction to hazardous materials and management. Topics covered include; recognizing what hazardous materials are, the problems they pose; and how to begin a safe and effective response to a Haz Mat incident. Upon successful completion of the course students are eligible to sit for the California State Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) certification examination.


EMER 166
Emergency Planning and Methodology
3 Units (AA/AS)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

This course provides instruction to emergency planning and methodology. The course provides a study of pre-plan requirements, hazards and resource assessments, vulnerability analysis, methodology of planning, and public policy considerations.


EMER 167
Practical Applications of Emergency Management
3 Units (AA/AS)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course provides principles and techniques involved in developing an emergency management plan for a public or private sector organization. Explore the processes involved data gathering, hazard identification and vulnerability assessment, and plan development. Students will prepare a draft of an emergency plan for an organization of their choice.


EMER 168
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management
3 Units (AA/AS)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

The course provides an instruction to design, initiate, and operate an Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The course provides a study of determining the location for an EOC, the physical set-up of the EOC, and the management of EOC operations both in emergency and non-emergent situations.