SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Homeland Security/Emergency Management AAS

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
64 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Homeland Security/Emergency Management Associate of Applied Science degree was created to prepare graduates for their roles in the multi-agency, multi-disciplinary, collaborative world of managing our nation’s security, disaster preparedness and response.  This is a growing field that is characterized by the need for professionals to prepare for and react to scenarios like the terror attacks of 9/11 and natural disasters like hurricane Katrina.  Recent incidents in Utah like the Herriman fire, Trolley Square and Grand America shootings, and numerous floods are examples of local incidents that require HS&EM personnel to reduce the loss of life, property and critical infrastructure.

The degree was developed in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Post Graduate School, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Utah Department of Public Safety, the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, various medical institutions and other key agencies and employers within the region.  This multi-disciplinary team was intentional and representative of the nature of cross-agency educational degree collaboration.  Additionally, it is a result of coordination between a 2-year and 4-year institution, Utah Valley University.  It is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers in the field of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, or transition to a Bachelor Degree program.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared for careers in government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies or may continue their education at the bachelor degree level.  Positions may include, but are not limited to, homeland security professionals, emergency managers, protective service workers, and emergency operations staff.

Transfer/Articulation Information

SLCC has entered into an articulation agreement with Utah Valley University.  Students successfully completing the Homeland Security/Emergency Management Associate of Applied Science may matriculate into UVU’s Bachelor of Science Emergency Services Administration degree program.  Prior to transferring, students should also apply for an SLCC Letter of Completion through Enrollment Services.

Program Entry Requirements

Admission is consistent with general SLCC admission procedures and guidelines.  In addition, students must meet the following program prerequisites:

  • WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score.
  • MATH 1010  w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
  • C J 1010  w/C grade or better
  • HSEM 1450, Introduction to Critical Thinking and Logic for HS/EM may be taken concurrently during the first semester.

Estimated Cost for Students

Based on 2012-2013 resident tuition and fees, the projected cost per student is $6,104.00 plus books.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

 

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

OR

 

 

 

 

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1030

Quantitative Reasoning

3

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose One Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or Depth) Choose One Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Intensive (In)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1010

Elem Effective Comm

3

A

 

COMM 1020

Prin Public Speaking

3

A

 

COMM 1270

Analysis of Argument

3

F, Sp

 

Distribution Areas (15 Credits)

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

 

Note: Social Science Distribution Area is satisfied. CJ 1010 is required for the program, but DV credit must be earned in a different course. 

Required Courses: (33 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CJ 1010

Criminal Justice

3

A

 

HSEM 1450

Critical Think/Logic HS/EM

3

A

CJ 1010

HSEM 1360

Intro Homeland Security

3

A

CJ 1010, HSEM 1450 (may be taken concurrently)

HSEM 1370

Law, Policy & Privacy

3

A

CJ 1010, HSEM 1450 (may be taken concurrently)

HSEM 1380

Intro Intelligence Analysis

3

A

CJ 1010, HSEM 1450 (may be taken concurrently)

HSEM 1400

First Responders HS/EM

3

A

CJ 1010, HSEM 1450 (may be taken concurrently)

HSEM 1410

Emergency Planning

3

A

CJ 1010, HSEM 1450 (may be taken concurrently)

HSEM 1420

Emergency Comm Mgmt

3

A

CJ 1010, HSEM 1450 (may be taken concurrently)

HSEM 1430

Protect/Restore Crit Inf

3

A

CJ 1010, HSEM 1450 (may be taken concurrently)

HSEM 1440

Continuity of Operations

3

A

CJ 1010, HSEM 1450 (may be taken concurrently)

CJ 2450

Terrorism

3

A

CJ 1010, HSEM 1450 (may be taken concurrently)

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

CJ 1010

3

HSEM 1360

3

HSEM 1450

3

HSEM 1370

3

COMM 1010 (SC)

3

CJ 2450

3

ENGL 1010 (EN)

3

ENGL 2010 or 2100 (EN)

3

MATH 1030 (QL)                     

3

AI

3

Distribution

3

LW

1

Total

18

Total

16

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

HSEM 1400

3

HSEM 1380

3

HSEM 1410

3

HSEM 1430

3

HSEM 1420

6

HSEM 1440

3

Distribution (2)

3

Distribution (2)

6

Total

15

Total

15


Advising Notes

CJ 1010 and HSEM 1450 must be taken prior to other HSEM courses but both can be taken concurrently in  the first semester.

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy
  • Provide graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to protect people, property and critical infrastructure, and minimize the economic impacts of man-made and natural disasters.

1, 2, 3, 4

 

  • Prepare graduates to be contributing Homeland Security and Emergency Management professionals in government agencies, non-profit organizations and private enterprises.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

  • Prepare graduates with a well-rounded education that encourages the ethical application of knowledge gained in a variety of disciplines.

2, 4, 5, 6

  • Prepare graduates with refined interpersonal management skills.

2, 6

Department Contact Info

Institute of Public Safety

Miller Campus
Public Safety Education Training Building (PSET) 270

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-5320

Academic Advisor
Julia Ellis
Public Safety and Enforcement Training (PSET) 270
801-957-5320