EMAP 1400 Principles of Basic Emergency Management 4-0-4 - Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Overview of the Texas Emergency Management System and the concepts of emergency management and its integration of systems, basic definitions, identification of hazards, the role of the local emergency manager, including interaction among various government entities. This course is equivalent to the Texas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency courses G230 and G610.

EMAP 2300 Developing Volunteer Resources and Decision Making 3-0-3 - Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Management of volunteer services. Emphasizes decision-making, problem solving, and effective donation management planning and implementation. This course is equivalent to the Texas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency courses G241 and G288.

EMAP 2301 Leadership and Effective Communication 3-0-3 - Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Analysis of personal and group dynamics in an emergency management setting. Examines the interpretation of the spoken and unspoken word and the effective utilization of public information processes of print, radio, and television media. This course is equivalent to the Texas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency courses G240 and G242.

EMAP 2302 Managing Mass Casualty and Fatality Incidents 3-0-3 - Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Disaster scene control involving large numbers of casualties and fatalities; coordination of the responding agencies. Includes observation and critique of mass casualty disaster drills and critical incident stress debriefing.

EMAP 2355 Disaster Recovery 3-0-3 - Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Policies, concepts, and procedures of recovery. Addresses the various federal and state assistance programs. Emphasizes coordination of damage assessment, preparing documentation, and recovery procedures. This course is equivalent to the Texas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency course G620.

HMSY 1337 Introduction to Homeland Security 3-0-3 - Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Overview of homeland security. Evaluation of the progression of homeland security issues throughout Texas and the United States. An examination of the roles undertaken and methods used by governmental agencies and individuals to respond to those issues.

HMSY 1338 Homeland Security Emergency Communications Management 3-0-3 - Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

A study of public safety communication system interactions. Topics include political and policy basis of emergency management, technology, mitigation, and disaster recovery. Includes an overview of incident command systems, emergency management, mitigation for emergency managers, and individual and community disaster education.

HMSY 1340 Homeland Security Intelligence Operations 3-0-3 - Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

A study of the intelligence community. Includes the role of intelligence and law enforcement. Topics include collection methods, management of operations, classification, production and analysis, and assessment of threat vulnerability. Source development will be conducted.

HMSY 1341 Critical Infrastructure Protection 3-0-3 - Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Identification and analysis of critical infrastructure systems including security and threat assessments. Includes mitigation of threats as well as evaluation and revision of security measures in order to protect critical infrastructures.

HMSY 1342 Understanding and Combating Terrorism 3-0-3 - Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Study of terrorism and reasons why America is a terrorist target. Includes methods of combating domestic and international terrorism, terrorist operations, cyber-terrorism, narco-terrorism, the mind of the terrorist, and organized crime’s impact on terrorism.

HMSY 1370 Information Technology Security for Homeland Security Specialists 3-0-3 - Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

This course covers the basics of information technology security. Topics covered are: the uses of cyber crime by terrorist organizations and their impact on our nation’s information-based infrastructure, government, corporate, and private institutions and citizens; how to protect data and infrastructure from cyber crimes and electronic terrorism. Desktop computer, organizational infrastructure, communications infrastructure, and network security will also be covered. The course includes a study of the uses of computer forensics and methods to defend against cyber attacks. It will examine applications with proven success and tie them to real-life scenarios.

HMSY 1371 Counter Terrorism 3-0-3 - Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

This course will provide students with a broad understanding of the basic structure, roles and missions of the counterterrorism community in homeland security. The course will examine the definition of terrorism by investigating what motivates individuals to commit acts of terrorism, the political, legal, and policy measures that must be in place to execute counterterrorism measures, the rules of engagement in counterterrorism that affects commanders and policy makers, the role of both the legislature and courts regarding counterterrorism, the role of state sponsored terrorism and how the media influences counterterrorism operations and the implications of counterterrorism on homeland security and policies for the United States.

HMSY 1470 Final Project in Homeland Security and Emergency Management 4-0-4 - Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Students will participate in a comprehensive project from conception to conclusion. The student will be required to plan and develop a project consisting of research, design, and layout. A formal written report and a demonstration and presentation of the process and results are required. Prerequisite: Department approval required.

HMSY 2337 Managing a Unified Incident Command 3-0-3 - Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

A study of the common set of procedures of the unified incident command system for organizing personnel, facilities, equipment, and communications to successfully coordinate multi-agency response. Includes the identification and application of key roles and functional responsibilities for professionally managing multi-agency incidents. Also covers one or more practical application exercises and/or scenarios.

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