PUBS103 Emergency Services Human Resources Management

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Social & Behavioral Science Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
PUBS103 Emergency Services Human Resources Management Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course will examine the laws governing emergency services providers related to compensation, overtime, discipline, hiring practices, and human behavior observations. Other topics will include cultural differences, intimidation, and human reaction to authority. Students will be introduced to Employee Assistance Programs and Critical Incident Stress.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    The student will be able to:
    1. describe the concept of human resources management;
    2. describe Federal hiring regulations and state laws, specifically �at will� statutes;
    3. describe the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, Garcia Decision, and compensation;
    4. identify National Fire Protection Association Standards concerning pre-employment physicals and screening;
    5. identify Employee Assistance Programs;
    6. identify critical incident stress and debriefing concept;
    7. describe compensation packages;
    8. identify workers� compensation laws; and
    9. describe and identify recruitment and retention basic information.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Introduction, Course Outline, Student Requirements
    2. Legal Concepts of Human Resource Management
    3. Federal Regulations Regarding Human Resources
    4. Title VII, Garcia Decision, Americans with Disabilities Act
    5. Pre-Employment Screening for Emergency Services
    6. Pre-Employment Physicals and Safety
    7. Employee Assistance Programs
    8. Critical Incident Stress and Debriefing
    9. Employee Benefits
    10. Recruitment and Retention

  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals: � Not Applicable
  4. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  5. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

      Textbook(s) approved by the Department

      See Course Format
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
The instructor uses lecture, power point, video, and selected handouts for the class presentations.

Review/Approval Date -6/06; Archived 11/12