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2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog 
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Homeland Security Emergency Management: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science l 64 credits minimum

Institute of Public Safety
Miller Campus, PSET 270
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information, 801-957-5320
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor, Miller Campus, PSET 270J, (801) 957-5320

Program Faculty:
Professors − Dr. John Hill
Associate Professors − John Minichino
Assistant Professors − Gary Cox
Instructors − Joseph W. Anderson, JD

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.

The degree was developed in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Utah Department of Public Safety, the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, various medical institutions and other key agencies and employers within the region. This multi-disciplinary team was intentional and representative of the nature of cross-agency educational degree collaboration. Additionally, it is a result of coordination between a 2-year and 4-year institution (UVU). It is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers in the field of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, or transition to a Bachelor Degree program.

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.

Program Entry Requirements: Admission is consistent with general SLCC admission procedures and guidelines. In addition, students must meet the following program prerequisites:

  • WRTG 0990  w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score.
  • MATH 1010  w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Total Program/Course Fees: None

Estimated Cost for Students: Based on 2014-2015 resident tuition and fees, the projected cost per student is $6,936.00 plus books.

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

Specialized Accreditation: None

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2 - Communicate Effectively
  3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4 - Think Critically and Creatively
  5 - Civic Engagement
  6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
  7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy
1. 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
2. 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
3. Prepare graduates with a well-rounded education that encourages the ethical application of knowledge gained in a variety of disciplines. 2, 4, 5, 6
4. Prepare graduates with refined interpersonal management skills. 2, 6

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or DEPTH) Choose One course (3 Credits) from the Following

Distribution Areas: (15 Credits)

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas. One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Life Sciences (LS)   3-4
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3
Physical Science (PS)   3

NOTE: Social Science Distribution Area is satisfied. CJ 1010  is required for the program, but DV credit must be earned in a different course.

Sample Schedule

Advising Notes:

CJ 1010  and HSEM 1450  are highly recommended for the first semester.

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

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