Emergency Management

Introduction to Emergency Management

PUBS101

This course introduces the student to the basic premises of emergency management including: prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Students learn the concepts of whole community and all-hazards planning.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Crisis Management and Critical Incident Stress

PUBS104

This course provides an effective foundation for leadership skills employed in a crisis or disaster situation. It focuses on the understanding of group behavior, psychological response to crisis, crisis communication, and conflict resolution. The underlying factors in the development and mitigation of critical incident stress are explored.

3 credits
Prerequisite: PUBS101 (C or better) or permission from the Business Studies Department
Corequisite: None

Business Continuity Management

PUBS206

Students are introduced to the principles of business continuity management including identification of risks, threats, and vulnerabilities. Students learn how to conduct a business impact analysis and how to develop comprehensive continuity plans. Students learn techniques for developing and evaluating continuity programs.

3 credits
Prerequisite: PUBS101 (C or better) or permission from the Business Studies Department and Writing Placement Score of 6 or COMP107 (C or better).
Corequisite: FRSC202

Emergency Management Exercise Design

PUBS207

This course prepares students to design, plan, conduct, and evaluate exercises to determine community preparedness. Students are introduced to the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). Critical issues examined include: coordination, business recovery, damage assessment, hazard vulnerability analysis, risk management, and agency interaction.

3 credits
Prerequisite: PUBS206 (C or better)

Emergency Communications and Public Information

PUBS212

This course introduces the student to the principles of emergency communication and public information. Students learn how to develop emergency communications, develop and issue warnings, effectively use social media, and provide public information at emergency incidents.

3 credits
Prerequisite: PUBS206 (C or better) and FRSC202 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Emergency Management Internship

PUBS280

Students conduct field work directly related to their academic preparation and career objectives. The major areas of focus include partaking in actual field work, observing real-life situations of the working professional and his/her clients, and comparing academic theory to field work observations.

3 credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least twenty-one (21) credit hours in Emergency Management (PUBS), Fire Science (FRSC), and Management (MGMT) or permission of the Business Studies Department and a GPA of 2.5 earned at Bucks County Community College
Corequisite: None

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