Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
S1 - 118607656; S2 - 118607663
4 weeks (120 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 6 Homeland Security, Emergency Management, or Criminal Justice


The course objective is to provide students knowledge on techniques to secure and protect America's people and infrastructure from natural and manmade disaster; a range of issues including cyber security, intelligence gathering, and local emergency planning that can be applied in their own community; how to manage critical incidents thought training in National Incident Management and the Incident Command System.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the purpose of interagency and intergovernmental collaboration in responding to emergency incidents
  • Describe the purpose for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in responding to emergency incidents
  • Summarize the procedures necessary for a local entity or state to obtain federal assistance in a disaster situation
  • Implement self-protective measures (e.g., shielding, time, distance) based on type of TRACEM incident
  • Cite evidence and evaluate warning signs of CBRNE incidents
  • Classify material and summarize response measures that should be taken with a CBRNE incident.
  • Analyze the types, modes of operation and tactics of terrorist organizations, both foreign and domestic
  • Summarize the roles, duties and strengths of local, state and federal agencies involved in homeland security
  • Describe the chain of command and hierarchy among all homeland security agencies.critique communication issues, procedures and interoperability among all homeland security agencies
  • Compare and contrast responding to a terrorism-created crime scene and a non-terrorism-related crime scene
  • Identify and describe the role of the emergency management agency director in developing a community emergency response plan and coordinating a response to a disaster
  • Compare and contrast the roles of the national guard and military in responding to disasters.identify possible targets and outcomes of CBRNE attacks and procedures to prevent and mitigate the threat.summarize the types of thermal, radiological, asphyxiation, chemical, etiological, mechanical (TRACEM) agents, behaviors, hazards and harm

General Topics:

  • Terrorism and disaster preparedness
  • Infrastructure and border protection
  • Intelligence gathering
  • Hazardous materials
  • Emergency operations plan (EOP)
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

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