Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Principles of Emergency Planning and Management

 Title Abbreviation:   EMERG PLANNING & MGMT

 Department:    CJ

 Course #:    219

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4

 CIP:    430103

 EPC:    832

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Covers the basic techniques of preparing/training/planning for, and responding to, natural disasters, riots, transportation (airplane, train and boat) crashes, mass casualty incidents and weather-related events. Topics include: the development of response plans and training protocols; implementation and operation of command centers; understanding the jurisdiction of, and relationship between, military and civilian operations; and identifying the role and authority of federal, state and local agencies.


Prerequisite: Department Chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Effectively prepare, plan and train for, and respond to, a wide-variety of intentional acts, accident situations and natural disasters.
  2. Comprehend the methods, procedures, protocols and strategies relating to emergency management planning.
  3. Identify national and international emergency management training and reference sources.
  4. Develop an all-hazards approach to the most important individual hazards and the planning and management needs they create.
  5. Understand the role played by a variety of government, business and non-profit entities.
  6. Develop response emergency management plans and training protocols. Design, implement and operationalize emergency management command centers.
  7. Understand the jurisdiction of, and relationship between, military and civilian departments/units.
  8. Identify the role, authority and capabilities of federal, state and local agencies designated as emergency management resources.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Planning for emergencies and disasters.
  2. Methods, procedures, protocols and strategies of emergency planning.
  3. Emergency planning for situations in industrialized countries and issues of equity that arise in emergency relief situations.
  4. Methodologies to design and implement emergency plans.
  5. Examples of actual emergency planning and management problems are analyzed in detail.
  6. Relationship between military and civilian emergency response systems.