May 28, 2023  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Homeland Security Emergency Management: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 67 credits minimum

Institute of Public Safety and Criminal Justice
Miller Campus
PSET 270
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-5330
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Professors - Dr. John Hill
Assistant Professors - Chris Bertram, Brett Terpstra

Program Description
The Homeland Security Emergency Management Associate of Applied Science degree was created to prepare graduates for their roles in the multi-agency, multi-disciplinary, collaborative world of managing our nation’s security, disaster preparedness and response.  This is a growing field that is characterized by the need for professionals to prepare for and react to scenarios like the terror attacks of 9/11 and hurricane Katrina.  Recent incidents in Utah like the Herriman fire, Trolley Square and Grand America shootings, and numerous floods are examples of local incidents that require HSEM personnel to reduce the loss of life, property and critical infrastructure.

Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared for careers in government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies or may continue their education at the bachelor degree level. Positions may include, but are not limited to, homeland security professionals, emergency managers, protective service workers, and emergency operations staff.

Transfer/Articulation Information
SLCC has entered into an articulation agreement with Utah Valley University. Students successfully completing the Homeland Security Emergency Management Associate of Applied Science may matriculate into UVU’s Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management or Emergency Services Administration degree programs. Prior to transferring, students should also apply for an SLCC Letter of Completion through Enrollment Services.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Entry Requirements
Admission is consistent with general SLCC admission procedures and guidelines.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy

Provide graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to protect people, property and critical infrastructure, and minimize the economic impacts of man-made and natural disasters.

1, 2, 3, 4

Prepare graduates to be contributing Homeland Security and Emergency Management professionals in government agencies, non-profit organizations and private enterprises.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Prepare graduates with a well-rounded education that encourages the ethical application of knowledge gained in a variety of disciplines.

2, 4, 5, 6

Prepare graduates with refined interpersonal management skills.

2, 6

General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Quantitative Studies (QS) 1 course

American Institutions (AI) 1 course

Institutional Requirements

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 course

Communication (CM) 1 course

International & Global (IG) 1 course

Distribution Areas

Select 1 course from each of the Distribution Areas, 5 total courses; 1 course must also be designated as a Diversity (DV)


Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements for the first semester should plan on extra time to complete the program.

Additional Program Notes

Twenty-four credit hours of credit may be awarded to those individuals who successfully complete POST certified Special Functions Officer and Law Enforcement Officer.

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