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Emergency Management: Incident Command

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

View the Semester Map for Emergency Management: Incident Command Associate in Applied Science 

 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Credit Hours (CH)

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Program/Plan Number

0355

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

19 CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.
Chemistry
CHEM 121
Basic Chemistry I 4
Principles of general inorganic chemistry, including properties of matter, dimensional analysis, fundamentals of stoichiometry, interpretation of the periodic table, nomenclature and introduction to solution chemistry and commonly used concentration units. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and eligibility for Math 118 or higher or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Psychology
PSYCH 201
General Psychology 3
Historical survey of psychology and a study of the sensory and perceptual processes: learning, thinking, remembering, emotional behavior, motivation, mechanism of adjustment, and the total personality. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Speech
SPEECH 101-1
Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Theory and practice of oral communication; development of poise and confidence, delivery, and speech organization; public speaking practice; small group discussion, and development of standards of criticism. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Fine Arts & Humanities course (3)

This course must fulfill the Human Diversity Requirement.

Program Core Requirements

35 CH
​​Choose Environmental Technology 225 (3) OR 226 (3)
Computer Information Systems
CIS 120
Intro to Microcomputers 3
Fundamental concepts of computer information systems as applied to microcomputers in business and personal use; includes hands-on experience with a variety of microcomputer software. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the consent of Departments Chairperson. ARC: 3 times.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Environment Technology
ENVR TC 100
Introduction to Emergency Management 3
This introductory course examines the principles and concepts of emergency management. It presents an overview of the various disciplines involved in preparing for emergencies resulting from many different causes. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 101
Basic Skills in Emergency Management 3
This course provides a background in the various aspects of emergency management that would apply in any emergency. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 102
Leadership/Influence/Communication 3
Among the most important attributes of the successful emergency manager is the ability to fill a strong authority position that will aid them in accomplishment
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENVR TC 100 and 101 or consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 111
Basic Incident Command 3
The Incident Command System provides a management framework for dealing with emergency situations. This course will provide the basic knowledge of what incident command is and how it functions, as well as the importance of having a strong central authority to oversee all aspects of responding to emergency situations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENVR TC 102 or consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 112
Disaster Response & Recovery 4
This course explores the basic nature of disasters, what they are, what steps must be taken to respond to them, and what is involved in recovering from them. This is a lab class that will culminate by conducting a day-long, campus wide disaster scenario response drill. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENVR TC 100 and 101 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 122
Disaster Site Worker 3
A course that focuses on the skills needed by workers who respond in the recovery phase of major disasters. This course includes the requirements for obtaining the OSHA Construction Worker 10-hour card, which is required for Disaster Site Worker certification. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENVR TC 100 and 181 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 123
Chemical Emergency Response 3
This course is designed to meet the requirements of OSHA for workers that will respond to a hazardous chemical release. The course consists of the five levels of training required under 29CFR1910.120(q). Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 212
Advanced Incident Command 3
This course is designed to focus on the particular management issues associated with large-scale emergencies that require response from multiple entities including the federal government. The course will include a study of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) that is activated for incidents of national significance. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENVR TC 111 and 112 or consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 221
Emergency Management Operations I 3
An advanced course that covers the workings of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during the response to major incidents. Students will fill operational roles in a simulated EOC as various drill scenarios are run. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENVR TC 111 and 122 (concurrent enrollment will not qualify) or consent of Department chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 222
Emergency Management Operations II 4
A field course in which students will study the application of the concepts covered in the program through direct observation of emergency response activities performed by various government agencies. Students will be placed as interns in government agencies in this course. Students registering for this course must meet all prerequisite requirements and submit to a criminal background check. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 226
Disaster Psychology 3
This course examines the psychological impacts of disasters on both victims and responders. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

10 CH

Students must select a minimum of 10 credit hours from the following courses:

Computer Information Systems
CIS 116
Operating System I 3
An overview including a theoretical and practical framework for the study of controlling software in the microcomputer environment using prevailing cooperating systems. The concepts of interrupt handling, scheduling and query techniques, and access and storage methods will be clarified through readings and discussions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. No more than 3 credit hours will count towards the CICT requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to 6 will be counted towards elective and requires Consent of Department Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Comp Security and Forensic Inv
COMPSFI 102-1
Information Security Essentials 3
This course covers essential terminology, concepts, principles, and practices in Information Security and Assurance. The course balances a mix of technical and non-technical components for building, managing, and maintaining secure systems. The course introduces students to risk management, security policies, laws and ethics as they relate to Information Security, and prevailing controls and countermeasures used to minimize the risk of security breaches and intrusions. The course also provides an overview of the current trends in information security and the challenges faced when attempting to build secure systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 101 OR CIS 116 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
COMPSFI 213
Information Security Technology 3
Provides a hands-on review and analysis in a laboratory environment of the following six major areas of information security technology: firewalls, intrusion detection, virus detection, encryption, authentication/authorization, and trending/tracking/logging/analysis. Provides an understanding of each technology on a conceptual level as well as an understanding of specific technology brands. Demonstrates how to build and manage a complete information security architecture within a corporate computing environment. Writing assignments, as appropriate the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in COMPSFI 102 and COMPSFI 202.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
Emergency Medical Technician
EMT 101
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic 8
This course provides training to recognize the nature or extent of a patient's condition, administer appropriate emergency medical care to stabilize their condition and transport them safely to the proper medical facility. This course follows United States Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines for EMT-B Training. Students will receive appropriate in class clinicals in addition to the course lecture, CPR training/certification and ten (10) hours working in a hospital clinical setting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
Environment Technology
ENVR TC 121
Intro To Hazardous Materials Management 3
This course is an overview of the environmental impacts resulting from hazardous materials such as asbestos, and their mismanagement. Emphasis is placed on understanding the sources responsible for soil, water, land, and air pollution and the environmental laws governing our natural resources, including asbestos. Emphasis is placed on storage and treatment practices, monitoring, sampling and handling techniques, damaging effects on humans, ecology and environment, as well as governmental regulations concerning soil, water, and air. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 131
Environmental Health & Safety 3
Introduction to health and safety principles and skills needed to conduct field operations dealing with hazardous substances and meets initial training requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for workers engaged in hazardous waste operations. Course includes fundamentals of hazard recognition, toxicology, selection, use, and limitations of personal protective equipment, and safety procedures for conducting waste site use, and limitations of personal protective equipment. It consists of lectures and demonstrations, problem-solving exercises, discussions, and field exercises. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 141
Site Investigation & Sampling 3
Introduction to the techniques for monitoring and sampling of soil, water, and air. Emphasis is on site investigation procedures for contamination by hazardous materials; the use of specialized sampling equipment, its maintenance and repair, and record keeping for chain-of-custody and other documentation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Wilbur Wright

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