2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Jul 05, 2022  
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HSEM 130 Technology in Emergency Management (3 credits)



Prerequisite HSEM 102  with at least a 2.0 grade.

Course Description
This class provides a detailed overview of the technology used, and also clearly explains how the technology is applied in the field of emergency management. Students will learn how to utilize technology in emergency planning, response, recovery and mitigation efforts and they’ll uncover the key elements that must be in place for technology to enhance the emergency management process. Course overviews include: Web Emergency Operations Center (EOC), using technology with training and exercises, reverse 911 notification systems, video conferencing/downlinks and Geographic Information System (GIS)/ Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities.

Student Outcomes
1. Explore what technology tools are needed during disaster.
2. Examine the role of technology in the support of emergency planning, response, recovery and mitigation efforts.
3. Identify the key elements that must be in place for technology to enhance the emergency management process.
4. Describe the applications of the Internet, telecommunications, and networks to emergency management.
5. Analyze Geographic Information System and Global Positioning System tools and their applications
6. Identify and use components of an emergency management information system.
7. Predict hazards with direct and remote sensing data.
8. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of different warning systems.
9. Identify operational problems that the emergency management community faces.
10. Identify and describe some of the cultural factors associated with the introduction and use (or lack) of technology applications in emergency management.
11. Examine the potential impact of new technologies on emergency management.



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