Emergency Management

2015-16 Edition

Cascade Campus
Public Services Education Building (PSEB), Room 133
971-722-5530

www.pcc.edu/programs/emergency-mgmt/

Career and Program Description

Emergency Managers are expected to have a broad range of knowledge as they face the varied threats to our modern society and our personal safety. Today’s threats include natural disasters, technological threats and terrorism in its many forms. Expertise in emergency management is needed at every level of government and in the private sector. This broad range of knowledge comes from education and on the job experiences. Emergency Manag­ers must have a knowledge base of hazards, disasters, planning, science, history, research methods, communications and management. The profession requires diverse skills including a focused education in the areas of history of hazards and miti­gation, emergency planning, disaster and recovery operations, technology and effective critical thinking, communications, prob­lem solving and leadership. On the job, an Emergency Man­ager is responsible for coordinating disaster response or crisis management activities. They must provide disaster preparedness training, create and design emergency plans and procedures and direct emergency response operations.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Emergency Management

One- Year Certificate

Emergency Management

Prerequisites and Requirements

This program is limited entry. Students are required to fill out a department application form and meet with a program advisor prior to registering for any "200" level EM course. Students must pass all prerequisites courses with a "C" or "P" or better in order to enroll in any EM courses with a “200” or higher designator.

Emergency Management AAS Degree

Minimum 97 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education. In addition to required courses in the program of study, students must satisfy MTH 58/65 competency. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
CJA 101Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice Professions3
EM 101Introduction to Emergency Services4
EM 110Theory of Emergency Management3
EM 114History of U.S. Hazards, Disasters and Emergency Management4
Emergency Management Program Electives4
Second Term
EM 103Information Systems of Emergency Management3
EM 203Disaster Response I4
PHL 191*Analysis & Evaluation of Argument4
PS 203*State and Local Government4
General Education4
Third Term
EM 202Hazard Mitigation3
EM 204Disaster Response II4
ETC 105Crisis Intervention & Critical Incident Stress Management3
HUM 221*Leadership Development4
Emergency Management Program Electives4
Fourth Term
COMM 111*Public Speaking4
EM 201Disaster Planning & Preparedness4
EM 211Public Policy & Law in Emergency Management3
MSD 101Principles of Management and Supervision3
Fifth Term
EM 205Disaster Recovery3
EM 221Business Continuity or Resumption of Operations Planning3
PSY 101*Psychology and Human Relations4
WR 227Technical and Professional Writing 14
Sixth Term
EM 222Disaster Exercise Design and Evaluation3
EM 223Terrorism3
Emergency Management Program Electives4
General Education4
 Total Credits: 97
*

Could be used as General Education

Emergency Management Program Electives

ATH 101Introduction to Physical Anthropology4
ATH 103Introduction to Cultural Anthropology4
ATH 207Cultural Anthropology: Culture Concepts4
ATH 208Cultural Anthropology: Cultures of the World4
BA 101Introduction to Business4
BA 131Introduction to Business Technology4
BA 205Business Communication Using Technology4
BA 277Business Practices and Contemporary Social Issues4
CAS 133Basic Computer Skills/Microsoft Office4
CAS 140Beginning Access3
CAS 151Microsoft Outlook1
CAS 170Beginning Excel3
CAS 171Intermediate Excel3
CAS 206Principles of HTML and CSS4
CAS 216Beginning Word3
CAS 217Intermediate Word3
CAS 220Project Management - Beginning MS Project3
CAS 231Publisher3
CAS 232Desktop Publishing: InDesign3
CAS 246Integrated Computer Projects4
CIS 120Computer Concepts I4
CIS 121Computer Concepts II4
CJA 100Professions in Criminal Justice3
CJA 101Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice Professions3
CJA 111Introduction to Criminal Justice System - Police3
CJA 113Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - Corrections3
CJA 244Tactical Communication in Crisis Incidents3
COMM 100Introduction to Communication4
COMM 101Oral Communication Skills3
COMM 105Listening4
COMM 110Voice and Articulation3
COMM 112Persuasive Speaking4
COMM 130Business & Professional Communication4
COMM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication4
COMM 212Voice & Diction4
COMM 214Interpersonal Communication: Process and Theory4
COMM 215Small Group Communication: Process and Theory4
COMM 227Nonverbal Communication4
COMM 228Mass Communication and Society4
COMM 237Gender and Communication4
EM 280ACE: Emergency Management1-6
EMS 100Introduction to Emergency Medical Services3
EMS 105EMT Part I5
EMS 106EMT Part II5
EMS 116Emergency Medical Services Rescue3
EMS 120Emergency Medical Services: First Responder3
ESR 140Introduction to Environmental Sustainability4
ESR 141Introduction to Individual Sustainability4
ESR 160Intro to Environmental Systems4
ESR 171Environmental Science: Biological Perspectives4
ESR 172Environmental Science: Chemical Perspectives4
ESR 173Environmental Science: Geological Perspectives4
FP 101Principles of Emergency Services3
FP 122Fundamentals of Fire Prevention3
FP 123Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations3
FP 133Wildland Firefighter3
G 160Geology: Oregon Coast2
G 161Geology: Great Basin/Cascades2
G 201 *Physical Geology4
G 202Physical Geology4
G 203Historical Geology4
G 207Geology of the Pacific Northwest3
G 208Volcanoes and Their Activity3
G 209Earthquakes3
G 200FGeology Field Studies: Pacific Northwest Coast1
G 200EGeology Field Studies: Mount St. Helens1
G 200GGeology Field Studies Columbia River Gorge1
GEO 105Introduction to Human Geography4
GEO 106World Regional Geography4
GEO 107Geography of Global Issues4
GEO 204Geography of Middle East4
GEO 206Geography of Oregon4
GEO 209Physical Geography: Weather and Climate4
GEO 210 *The Natural Environment4
GEO 221Field Geography: The Local Landscape4
GEO 223Field Geography: GPS & GIS4
GEO 230Geography of Race & Ethnic Conflicts4
GEO 264Maps & Geospatial Concepts4
GEO 265Introduction to GIS (Geographical Information Systems)4
GEO 266GIS Analysis4
GEO 267Application Topics in Geographic Information Systems4
GS 106Physical Science (Geology)4
GS 107Physical Science (Astronomy)4
GS 108Physical Science (Oceanography)4
GS 109Physical Science (Meteorology)4
HST 102History of Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern4
HST 201History of the United States to 18404
HST 203History of the United States 1914 to Present4
HST 240Oregon History4
HUM 100Introduction to Humanities4
HUM 201Humanities & Technology: Exploring Origins4
HUM 202Humanities & Technology: Contemporary Issues4
HUM 203Humanities & Technology: Future Directions4
HUM 214Race and Racism4
MSD 105Workplace Communication Skills3
MSD 107Organizations & People3
MSD 111Workplace Correspondence3
MSD 113Influence Without Authority1
MSD 115Improving Work Relations3
MSD 116Creative Thinking for Innovative Change1
MSD 117Customer Relations3
MSD 119AIntercultural Communication1
MSD 122Motivation Without Manipulation1
MSD 122AStrength Based Leadership1
MSD 123Job Search Strategies1
MSD 123AInnovation and New Products1
MSD 128Crisis Intervention: Handling the Difficult Person1
MSD 130Creative Problem Solving3
MSD 133Brave New Workplace: Strategies to Excel in World of Change1
MSD 138BExploring the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People1
MSD 141AThe Time-Stress-Communication Triangle1
MSD 148Asserting Yourself in the Workplace1
MSD 150Listening Skills1
MSD 151Working with Difficult People1
MSD 157Conflict Management1
MSD 159Stress Control1
MSD 160ACommunication Styles1
MSD 162Coping with Angry Feelings and Angry People1
MSD 174Time Management1
MSD 174BLeadership & Effective Decision Making1
MSD 176AInterpersonal Communication1
MSD 177Team Building1
MSD 180AGoal Setting and Productivity1
MSD 192AProject Management1
MSD 193ALeadership Skill Development1
MSD 194Effective Presentation Skills1
MSD 200Organizations and Social Responsibility3
MSD 206The Troubled Employee3
MSD 216Budgeting for Managers3
MSD 279Project Management - Intro4
PHL 197Manufacturing Reality: Critical Thinking and the Media4
PHL 202Ethics4
PHL 206Introduction to Environmental Ethics4
PHL 208Political Philosophy4
PHL 209Business Ethics4
PS 201U.S. Government4
PS 202U.S. Public Policy & Democracy4
PS 204Comparative Political Systems4
PS 205Global Politics: Conflict & Cooperation4
PS 211Peace and Conflict4
PS 220U.S. Foreign Policy4
PS 225Political Ideologies: Idea Systems4
PSY 201AIntroduction to Psychology - Part 14
PSY 202AIntroduction to Psychology - Part 24
PSY 214Introduction to Personality4
PSY 215Human Development4
PSY 216Social Psychology4
SOC 204Sociology in Everyday Life4
SOC 205Social Change in Societies4
SOC 206Social Problems4
SOC 211Peace and Conflict4
SOC 213Diversity in the United States4
SOC 215Social Issues and Movements4
SOC 228Introduction to Environmental Sociology4
SOC 232Death and Dying: Culture and Issues4
SOC 234Death: Crosscultural Perspectives4
WR 122English Composition4
WR 185English Language: Theory and Practice3
WR 222Writing Research Papers4

Any EM course not required of the degree or certificate may be used to fulfill an elective requirement.

*

Could be used as General Education

Emergency Management One-Year Certificate

Minimum 51 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. 

Emergency Management Certificate Courses

EM 103Information Systems of Emergency Management3
EM 110Theory of Emergency Management3
EM 112Theory of Homeland Security3
EM 114History of U.S. Hazards, Disasters and Emergency Management4
EM 201Disaster Planning & Preparedness4
EM 202Hazard Mitigation3
EM 203Disaster Response I4
EM 204Disaster Response II4
EM 205Disaster Recovery3
EM 228Emergency Management: Capstone3
ETC 105Crisis Intervention & Critical Incident Stress Management3
Emergency Management Program Electives14
Total Credits51

Emergency Management Program Electives

ATH 101Introduction to Physical Anthropology4
ATH 103Introduction to Cultural Anthropology4
ATH 207Cultural Anthropology: Culture Concepts4
ATH 208Cultural Anthropology: Cultures of the World4
BA 101Introduction to Business4
BA 131Introduction to Business Technology4
BA 205Business Communication Using Technology4
BA 277Business Practices and Contemporary Social Issues4
CAS 133Basic Computer Skills/Microsoft Office4
CAS 140Beginning Access3
CAS 151Microsoft Outlook1
CAS 170Beginning Excel3
CAS 171Intermediate Excel3
CAS 206Principles of HTML and CSS4
CAS 216Beginning Word3
CAS 217Intermediate Word3
CAS 220Project Management - Beginning MS Project3
CAS 231Publisher3
CAS 232Desktop Publishing: InDesign3
CAS 246Integrated Computer Projects4
CIS 120Computer Concepts I4
CIS 121Computer Concepts II4
CJA 100Professions in Criminal Justice3
CJA 101Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice Professions3
CJA 111Introduction to Criminal Justice System - Police3
CJA 113Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - Corrections3
CJA 244Tactical Communication in Crisis Incidents3
COMM 100Introduction to Communication4
COMM 101Oral Communication Skills3
COMM 105Listening4
COMM 110Voice and Articulation3
COMM 112Persuasive Speaking4
COMM 130Business & Professional Communication4
COMM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication4
COMM 212Voice & Diction4
COMM 214Interpersonal Communication: Process and Theory4
COMM 215Small Group Communication: Process and Theory4
COMM 227Nonverbal Communication4
COMM 228Mass Communication and Society4
COMM 237Gender and Communication4
EM 280ACE: Emergency Management1-6
EMS 100Introduction to Emergency Medical Services3
EMS 105EMT Part I5
EMS 106EMT Part II5
EMS 116Emergency Medical Services Rescue3
EMS 120Emergency Medical Services: First Responder3
ESR 140Introduction to Environmental Sustainability4
ESR 141Introduction to Individual Sustainability4
ESR 160Intro to Environmental Systems4
ESR 171Environmental Science: Biological Perspectives4
ESR 172Environmental Science: Chemical Perspectives4
ESR 173Environmental Science: Geological Perspectives4
FP 101Principles of Emergency Services3
FP 122Fundamentals of Fire Prevention3
FP 123Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations3
FP 133Wildland Firefighter3
G 160Geology: Oregon Coast2
G 161Geology: Great Basin/Cascades2
G 201 *Physical Geology4
G 202Physical Geology4
G 203Historical Geology4
G 207Geology of the Pacific Northwest3
G 208Volcanoes and Their Activity3
G 209Earthquakes3
G 200FGeology Field Studies: Pacific Northwest Coast1
G 200EGeology Field Studies: Mount St. Helens1
G 200GGeology Field Studies Columbia River Gorge1
GEO 105Introduction to Human Geography4
GEO 106World Regional Geography4
GEO 107Geography of Global Issues4
GEO 204Geography of Middle East4
GEO 206Geography of Oregon4
GEO 209Physical Geography: Weather and Climate4
GEO 210 *The Natural Environment4
GEO 221Field Geography: The Local Landscape4
GEO 223Field Geography: GPS & GIS4
GEO 230Geography of Race & Ethnic Conflicts4
GEO 264Maps & Geospatial Concepts4
GEO 265Introduction to GIS (Geographical Information Systems)4
GEO 266GIS Analysis4
GEO 267Application Topics in Geographic Information Systems4
GS 106Physical Science (Geology)4
GS 107Physical Science (Astronomy)4
GS 108Physical Science (Oceanography)4
GS 109Physical Science (Meteorology)4
HST 102History of Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern4
HST 201History of the United States to 18404
HST 203History of the United States 1914 to Present4
HST 240Oregon History4
HUM 100Introduction to Humanities4
HUM 201Humanities & Technology: Exploring Origins4
HUM 202Humanities & Technology: Contemporary Issues4
HUM 203Humanities & Technology: Future Directions4
HUM 214Race and Racism4
MSD 105Workplace Communication Skills3
MSD 107Organizations & People3
MSD 111Workplace Correspondence3
MSD 113Influence Without Authority1
MSD 115Improving Work Relations3
MSD 116Creative Thinking for Innovative Change1
MSD 117Customer Relations3
MSD 119AIntercultural Communication1
MSD 122Motivation Without Manipulation1
MSD 122AStrength Based Leadership1
MSD 123Job Search Strategies1
MSD 123AInnovation and New Products1
MSD 128Crisis Intervention: Handling the Difficult Person1
MSD 130Creative Problem Solving3
MSD 133Brave New Workplace: Strategies to Excel in World of Change1
MSD 138BExploring the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People1
MSD 141AThe Time-Stress-Communication Triangle1
MSD 148Asserting Yourself in the Workplace1
MSD 150Listening Skills1
MSD 151Working with Difficult People1
MSD 157Conflict Management1
MSD 159Stress Control1
MSD 160ACommunication Styles1
MSD 162Coping with Angry Feelings and Angry People1
MSD 174Time Management1
MSD 174BLeadership & Effective Decision Making1
MSD 176AInterpersonal Communication1
MSD 177Team Building1
MSD 180AGoal Setting and Productivity1
MSD 192AProject Management1
MSD 193ALeadership Skill Development1
MSD 194Effective Presentation Skills1
MSD 200Organizations and Social Responsibility3
MSD 206The Troubled Employee3
MSD 216Budgeting for Managers3
MSD 279Project Management - Intro4
PHL 197Manufacturing Reality: Critical Thinking and the Media4
PHL 202Ethics4
PHL 206Introduction to Environmental Ethics4
PHL 208Political Philosophy4
PHL 209Business Ethics4
PS 201U.S. Government4
PS 202U.S. Public Policy & Democracy4
PS 204Comparative Political Systems4
PS 205Global Politics: Conflict & Cooperation4
PS 211Peace and Conflict4
PS 220U.S. Foreign Policy4
PS 225Political Ideologies: Idea Systems4
PSY 201AIntroduction to Psychology - Part 14
PSY 202AIntroduction to Psychology - Part 24
PSY 214Introduction to Personality4
PSY 215Human Development4
PSY 216Social Psychology4
SOC 204Sociology in Everyday Life4
SOC 205Social Change in Societies4
SOC 206Social Problems4
SOC 211Peace and Conflict4
SOC 213Diversity in the United States4
SOC 215Social Issues and Movements4
SOC 228Introduction to Environmental Sociology4
SOC 232Death and Dying: Culture and Issues4
SOC 234Death: Crosscultural Perspectives4
WR 122English Composition4
WR 185English Language: Theory and Practice3
WR 222Writing Research Papers4

Any EM course not required of the degree or certificate may be used to fulfill an elective requirement.

*

Could be used as General Education

Courses

EM 101. Introduction to Emergency Services. 4 Credits.

Covers a broad range of emergency services providers and the relationships between these service providers and the community. Includes history, organizational structure, terminology, training and standards, legal and ethical responsibilities of Police, Fire, Emergency Medical, 9-1-1 and Emergency Management, as well as joint responses. Audit available.

EM 103. Information Systems of Emergency Management. 3 Credits.

Introduces communications technologies used in emergency response and disaster response, including telephone, radio and computer systems. Covers the operation and components of two-way radio and broadcasting procedures. Explores the link communications specialists provide between agencies, responders and the public. Examines current standards and practices utilizing social media, GIS and GPS, mapping technology, video monitoring and other technologies and security systems. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

EM 110. Theory of Emergency Management. 3 Credits.

Introduces emergency management theory, including basic definitions, identification of hazards, descriptions of the phases of emergency management, identification of resources, roles and responsibilities of emergency managers, and coordination of various systems. Recommend: WR 115. Audit available.

EM 112. Theory of Homeland Security. 3 Credits.

Introduces Homeland Security theory including: basic definitions, identification of threats and organizations, identification of resources, roles and responsibilities of emergency managers, first responders, law enforcement and the military, the coordination of various systems and levels of government. Department permission required. Audit available.

EM 114. History of U.S. Hazards, Disasters and Emergency Management. 4 Credits.

Surveys the U.S. History of hazards and disasters and traces the evolution of emergency management. Emphasis will be on naturally occurring disasters with appropriate attention to the development of technological incidents and the evolution of terrorism. Recommend: WR 115. Audit available.

EM 201. Disaster Planning & Preparedness. 4 Credits.

Introduces disaster preparedness for individuals, businesses, communities and governments. Explores the design and preparation of disaster preparedness plans for individuals and local jurisdictions. Examines the relationships between government and non-governmental organizations and services available in disasters. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 121, and EM 110 OR EM 112 or EM 114. Audit available.

EM 202. Hazard Mitigation. 3 Credits.

Covers the identification of hazard risks and associated mitigation programs and strategies, includes how to identify local mitigation opportunities and cost effective solutions. Prerequisite: WR 121 and EM 110 or EM 112 or EM 114. Audit available.

EM 203. Disaster Response I. 4 Credits.

Covers principles that promote effective disaster response practices in operations and management. Examines the nature of disasters, the context of response operations, and the roles and responsibilities of individuals and organizations. Prerequisite: WR 121 and EM 110 or EM 112 or EM 114. Audit available.

EM 204. Disaster Response II. 4 Credits.

Examines response operations and management with a focus on the Incident Command System, area command, multi-agency coordination systems, joint information system and other systems. Prerequisite: WR 121 and EM 110 or EM 112 or EM 114. Audit available.

EM 205. Disaster Recovery. 3 Credits.

Covers the basic concepts and operational procedures and authorities involved in recovering from major disasters. Addresses Federal, State, and local government roles and responsibilities in major disaster recovery work, with an emphasis on government coordination and solutions to problems that frequently arise in recovery operations. Prerequisites: WR 121 and EM 110 or EM 112 or EM 114. Audit available.

EM 211. Public Policy & Law in Emergency Management. 3 Credits.

Provides the student with specialized knowledge and skills necessary to develop public policy related to emergency management. Course emphasizes policy leadership in the area of emergency planning and response as part of the larger responsibility to protect the general welfare of the people community, all within existing federal, state and local laws. Prerequisite: EM 110 Audit available.

EM 221. Business Continuity or Resumption of Operations Planning. 3 Credits.

Address the critical dependence of modern organizations on disaster vulnerable technology, such as management information, communications, and computerized process control systems. Students will have the opportunity to produce working plans that provide preventative measures to minimize disaster impact, provide an organized response, and ensure business continuity during recover. Prerequisites: EM 114 & WR 121. Audit available.

EM 222. Disaster Exercise Design and Evaluation. 3 Credits.

Provides the student with an understanding of how different types of disaster exercises are written and conducted. Exercises are a necessary training tool for all emergency response organizations to test new skills, technology and competency. Prerequisites: EM 203, EM 204, and EM 205. Audit available.

EM 223. Terrorism. 3 Credits.

Introduces the issues of terrorism, the organizations and key characters in both international and domestic terror. The course also introduces the various agents and delivery systems of weapons of mass destruction. Recommend: WR 115. Audit available.

EM 228. Emergency Management: Capstone. 3 Credits.

Covers the creation of a portfolio, documenting course work, activities, education and experience history. Includes the completion of a comprehensive personal history background. Provides discipline specific application process and discipline specific oral interview questions. Department permission required. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 121; EM 110 or EM 112 or EM 114. Audit available.

EM 280A. CE: Emergency Management. 1 Credit.

Provides the opportunity to gain practical experience in Emergency Management or Homeland Security at a worksite or in a community based setting. Prerequisites: WR 121, and either EM 110 or EM 112 or EM 114.