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Emergency Management/Homeland Security, Certificate of Achievement

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The Emergency Management/Homeland Security (EM/HS) program prepares students to enter the emerging profession of homeland security and disaster management. Our curriculum is designed to provide the learner with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed by emergency and security workers to meet local, state and national safety responsibilities, both in the public and private sectors. Our program emphasizes an All-Hazard approach to emergency planning and security management, with courses in preparedness planning, risk mitigation, emergency response, and disaster recovery. In addition, we offer homeland security course content in terrorism studies, information security, and critical infrastructure resiliency, consistent with the National Response Framework. Coastline’s EM/HS program advances students by broadening core competencies in intelligence analysis, disaster planning, leadership development, and communications theory. Students who successfully complete the program will gain entry-level employment in the fields of law enforcement, fire service, urban planning, security management, information security, business continuity, and other service-related occupations.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize the types of hazards that can negatively impact a community and assess the variables that impact this type of hazard exposure.
  2. Distinguish some of the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the professional emergency manager established by the Emergency Management Institute.
  3. Demonstrate effective skills using well established problem-solving, communication and interpersonal techniques.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. To receive the certificate, the student must file a petition for graduation during his/her final semester. In addition:

Certificate of Achievement

  • Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.

Requirements for the Major

Course Title Units
Required Courses
EMGT C101Introduction to Emergency Management3
EMGT C102Introduction to Homeland Security3
EMGT C105Emergency Preparedness3
EMGT C110Emergency Response3
EMGT C120Disaster Recovery3
EMGT C130Hazard Mitigation3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Crisis Response for Responders (CRR)
Crisis Management of Special Populations
Introduction to Public Information Officer (PIO)
Intelligence Analysis and Security Management
Transportation and Border Security
Work Based Learning
Total for Major24