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Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Prepare, Respond, Recover

Professionals in Emergency Management and Homeland Security prepare for, respond to, and protect the US from natural and manmade threats. They protect our borders, critical infrastructure, airports, and seaports from terrorists and others who wish us harm and provide coordination and response for natural disasters such as wildfires, earthquakes, and floods.

School of Public Safety

Programs of Study

Moreno Valley College's Emergency Management and Homeland Security programs are designed to prepare you to protect our homeland through a career in emergency management and homeland security. MVC offers subject specific classes and study that enhance the learning and professional skills of our public safety students.

  • A
    Associate Degree
  • T
    Transfer Degree
  • C
    Credit Certificate
  • N
    Non-Credit
  • Limited Enrollment
    Limited Enrollment
  • Online Options Available
    Online Options
The Emergency Management and Homeland Security program prepares students to enter the emerging profession of homeland security and emergency management. The curriculum is designed to provide the learner with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge to meet local, state, and national safety responsibilities both in the public and private sectors. The program emphasizes an All-Hazard approach to emergency planning and management, with courses in preparedness, planning, risk mitigation, emergency response and disaster recovery.

Program Code

MAS1014/MCE1014

The concentration in Cybersecurity prepares cyber security professionals to operate in the complex world of emergency management and homeland security.

Program Code

MAS1015/MCE1015

The concentration in Emergency Medical Services prepares pre-hospital providers to operate within the emergency medical services branch of the Incident Command System.

Program Code

MAS1016/MCE1016

The concentration in Fire Technology prepares fire service professionals to operate within the fire branch of the Incident Command System.

Program Code

MAS1017/MCE1017

The concentration in Law Enforcement prepares law enforcement professionals to operate within the law branch of the Incident Command System.

Program Code

MAS1018/MCE1018

The Leadership concentration prepares students to be leaders in homeland security and emergency management. 

Program Code

MAS1019/MCE1019

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Why Emergency Management and Homeland Security?

Advanced skills in emergency managment and homeland security help you prepare for, respond to, and recover from critical incidents. Plus, you can enhance your current career or ready yourself for a career in law enforcement, the fire service, emergency medical services, cybersecurity, industrial and private security, and more.
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Learn Important Skills

  • Explore and examine emergency response local, state and national response efforts
  • Gain the skills to respond to critical incidents and assist with disaster recovery
  • Discover how to prepare you, your family, community and workplace for critical incidents
  • Learn the tools needed to create comprehensive emergency plans
  • Examine how technological threats may impact the US
  • Examine critical homeland security issues from natural to man-made
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Possible Careers

Emergency Management and Homeland Security scholars have career options in:

  • Homeland Security
  • Emergency Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Firefighting
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Local and State Governments
  • Law and Policymaking
  • Transportation Security
  • Private and Industrial Security

Courses and Topics

 
  • Course Name: HLS-101 Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Course Description: An introduction to the fundamental aspects of emergency management. It examines the roles and responsibilities of government and non-profit agencies when responding to disasters and emergencies with emphasis on man-made, natural, and technological events most likely to affect the United States. The course emphasizes the four concepts of emergency management: preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)
  • Units: 3
  • Course Name: HLS-1 Introduction to Homeland Security and Terrorism
  • Course Description: This introductory course explores the history, development, and organization of homeland security in the United States. It examines the roles and functions of the various components of the Department of Homeland Security and its relationship to state and local agencies. Topics include the threat of terrorism and countermeasures, the importance of the intelligence community, and the way government systems can effectively prepare and respond to security threats on American soil. Emphasis is placed on homeland security practices of the emergency manager. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade only)
  • Units: 3
  • Course Name: HLS-2 Preparedness for Emergencies, Disasters & Homeland Security Incidents
  • Prerequisites: HLS-101
  • Course Description: The theory and practice of basic preparedness for major incidents such as terrorist attacks, disasters both natural and manmade. Students will receive a comprehensive examination of mitigation and preparation from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Specific topics of discussion include trainings and exercises, supplies and equipment and necessary documentation. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)
  • Units: 3
  • Course Name: HLS-3 Response to Emergencies, Disasters & Homeland Security Incidents
  • Prerequisites: HLS-101
  • Course Description: The theory and practice of response to major incidents such as terrorist attacks and disasters both natural and man-made. Students will undertake a comprehensive examination of response structure from local, state and Federal agency perspectives. Specific topics of discussion include differences in roles and responsibilities, Incident Command System, communication among response agencies and the role of volunteer agencies in response. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)
  • Units: 3
  • Course Name: HLS-4 Recovery in Emergencies, Disasters & Homeland Security Incidents
  • Prerequisites: HLS-101
  • Course Description: An introduction to recovery issues that may ensue following a disaster, emergency, or homeland security incident. Students will conduct a comprehensive, examination of recovery from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Specific topics of discussion and analysis include recovery planning, supplies and equipment and necessary documentation. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)
  • Units: 3
  • Course Name: HLS-5 Investigation of Emergencies, Disasters & Homeland Security Incidents
  • Prerequisites: HLS-1 and HLS-101
  • Course Description: Instructs First responders, emergency personnel and community members in the theory and practice of basic investigative techniques, challenges and strategies for major incidents such as terrorist attacks, manmade and natural disasters. Students will receive a comprehensive examination of investigation from a multidisciplinary perspective. Specific topics of discussion include different types of investigations, legal issues, resources and necessary documentation. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)
  • Units: 3
  • Course Name: HLS-6 Case Studies Emergencies, Disasters & Homeland Security Incidents
  • Prerequisites: HLS-1 and HLS-101
  • Course Description: An introduction to case studies of historical emergencies, disasters and Homeland Security incidents and how they relate to preparedness for future events. Students will focus on a variety of case studies from an all-hazard, multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will examine case studies covering both current and historical events, including disasters and terrorist events, and responses at local, state, national and international levels. Students will evaluate the lessons learned from these events and their impact on society and current policy. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)
  • Units: 3