2018-19 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Nov 14, 2018  
2018-19 Pierce College Catalog

Homeland Security Emergency Management (AAS-T) Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career.  The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time.  While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Homeland Security Emergency Management, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements.  Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

1. College Success


  • COLLG 110 College Success (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

2. English Composition I


3. Introduction to Homeland Security Emergency Management


  • HSEM 102 Introduction to Emergency Management (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: A foundational course that will allow you to explore and affirm a career choice in the field of homeland security emergency management. It sets a common platform from which the student can launch into other courses within the HSEM program.

Action Item: Meet with Advisor


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4. Introduction to Statistics


  • MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: In this course you will learn how to do statistical analysis and to interpret data.  That skill is critical for HSEM professionals as they must use data to determine risk probability.

5. Disaster Recovery and Response


6. Technical Writing


  • ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: You will learn how to write technical reports.  This skill is critical for HSEM professionals as they will be generating reports and strategic plans.

7. Developing and Managing Volunteer Resources


8. Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course enhances the ability for an HSEM student to more effectively recognize the complexities of human behavioral interaction, including motivation for certain actions.

  • SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course provides an introduction to the study of society and human interaction.  Since a HSEM professional is working within a community it is essential to know how members of a society will react under different circumstances.

  • SOC 235 Race and Ethnicity (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course will increase your awareness around issues around challenges concerning race and ethnicity.

  • SOC 212 Death, Dying and Bereavement (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: There are times when a HSEM professional must work in a situation where people die.  It is important to understand the sociological concepts around death, dying, and bereavement.

9. Basic Incident Command System


10. All Hazards Emergency Planning


11. Communications Course Recommendation


Choose one

12. Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • POLS 230 State and Local Government (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: You will develop an understanding on how government(s) and tribes impact HSEM.

  • POLS& 101 Introduction to Political Science (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course will allow you to understand political systems and how they impact policy. Often, governmental policy will dictate how a HSEM professional approaches the work.

  • POLS& 202 American Government (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course will allow you to understand the American political system and how it creates policy. Often, governmental policy will dictate how a HSEM professional approaches the work.

  • POLS& 203 International Relations (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course will introduce you to the interactions that occur among countries.  Emergencies or terrorist event often cross national boundaries.

  • ECON& 201 Microeconomics (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: You will learn about the allocation of resources and supply and demand, labor, capital markets and international trade.  This is  essential knowledge when developing emergency plans.

  • ECON& 202 Macroeconomics (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Having knowledge of the US economy will help you plan for employment opportunities and dips. Understanding of macroeconomics also aids in looking at larger trends and help with determining how to approach preparing for emergency situations.

  • HIST& 158 History of U.S. III (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course provides a survey of the history of the United States from 1900 to the present.  It is important to know how policies and governmental agencies have evolved over time to give rise to the current state.

13. Technology in Homeland Security Emergency Management


  • HSEM 130 Technology in Emergency Management (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course provides you the theory and experience in applying technology to communication.  It is paramount that HSEM professionals communicate with the most appropriate tools to efficiently and clearly disseminate information.

14. Public Information Officer


  • HSEM 157 Public Information Officer (2 credits)
  • Course purpose: HSEM professionals often must serve as the point of contact for information associated with an emergency.  In this course you will learn how to coordinate and disseminate information released during emergency operations.

15. Public Administration


  • HSEM 180 Public Administration (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course ties together many of the prior HSEM courses in examining the roles of policy, technology, social media, public information and planning into the HSEM position at many public sector jurisdictional levels. The course gives students an introduction to public administration interactions with HSEM.

16. Natural Science Course Recommendation


Choose two.

  • ATMOS 101 Introduction to Weather (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: In this course you will develop a deeper comprehension of what drives the majority of weather-related incidents, emergencies and disasters that fall within the responsibilities of an HSEM professional.

  • GEOL 112 Geoharzards and Natural Disasters (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: In this course you will develop a deeper comprehension of what drives the majority of geology-related incidents, emergencies and disasters that fall within the responsibilities of an HSEM professional.

  • GEOL& 110 Environmental Geology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: In this course you will develop a deeper comprehension of what drives the majority of geology-related incidents, emergencies and disasters that fall within the responsibilities of an HSEM professional.

  • ENVS 150 Environmental Issues (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: In this course you will develop a deeper comprehension of the environmental issues that face the planet.  Environmental issues must be taken into account when the HSEM professional creates preparedness plans.

  • ENVS& 100 Survey of Environmental Science (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: In this course you will develop a deeper comprehension of the environmental concepts.  Environmental issues must be taken into account when the HSEM professional creates preparedness plans.

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17. Emergency Operations and Coordination Centers


18. Exercise Design and Evaluation


19. Homeland Security Law and Ethics


20. Emergency Response Awareness to Terrorism


21. Homeland Security Emergency Management Special Topics


22. Homeland Security Emergency Management Work Based Learning


23. Homeland Security Emergency Management Concentration Course Recommendation


Choose one group or any combination of 13-15 credits.

Group A: Criminal Justice Concentration


  • CJ 120 Constitutional Rights (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Planning capabilities are the most sought after skill set in HSEM professionals. This course will satisfy the foundation of the student’s comprehension of planning.

  • CJ 226 Criminal Justice Response to Terrorism (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: In this course you will learn about how criminal justice professionals respond to terrorism.  This will help you learn what planning should be done by the HSEM professional around terrorism.

  • Homeland Security Emergency Elective (5 credits)

    Course purpose: This course is for you to select a subject that is of interest to you or one that provides a specialized area  in support of your future work as a HSEM professional.

Group B: Management Concentration


  • MNGT 186 Professional Development (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: In this course you will learn strategies to increase your effectiveness in the workforce and how you can remain current in your field.

  • MNGT 283 Principles of Management (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: In this course you will learn about management practices used in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.  HSEM professionals are employed in myiad organizations and it is important for you to know about basic management concepts.

  • MNGT 294 Leading Teams Through Innovation and Change (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: HSEM professionals are often expected to provide leadership and help an organization or community to navigate change.  In this course you will learn techniques that can be used to help an organization deal with change.

Group C: Occupational Safety and Health Concentration


  • OSH 100 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course provides an overview of the safety and health field.  Often HSEM professionals also serve as safety officers for their agency so knowledge of occupational safety and health concepts is important.

  • OSH 110 Safety Management (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: In this course you will learn about the major on-the-job hazards found in the workplace.  Often HSEM professionals also serve as safety officers for their agency so knowledge of occupational safety and health concepts is important. 

  • OSH 240 Handling Hazardous Materials (4 credits)
  • Course purpose: In this course you will receive an overview of the regulations on hazard recognition, protective equipment, biological/radio-logical toxicity, monitoring and decontamination.  Often HSEM professionals also serve as safety officers for their agency so knowledge of how to handle hazardous materials is important.

Group D: Native American/Alaska Native Studies Concentration


Group E: American Sign Language Concentration


Group F: Social and Cultural Recovery Concentration


Total Credits: 101


Program Code: 966


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