DISASTER/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (DEM)

Disaster Management (or Emergency Management) is the creation of plans through which communities reduce vulnerability to hazzard and cope with disasters. Disaster management does not avert or eliminate the threat; instead, it focuses on creating plans to decrease the effect of disasters. Failure to create a plan could lead to mergency management plans. Events covered by disaster management include acts of terrorism, industrials industrial sabotage, fire, natural disasters (such as earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.), public disorder, industrial accidents, and communication failures. Harbel College is the learning institution offering a degree program in this field of study.



What do Graduates of Disaster/Emergency Management Do?

Professional emergency managers can focus on government and community preparedness, or private business preparedness. Training is provided by local, state, federal and private organizations and ranges from public information and media relations to high-level incident command and tactical skills. In the past, the field of emergency management has been populated mostly by people with a military or first responder background. Currently, the field has become more diverse, with many managers coming from a variety of backgrounds other than the military or first responder fields. There are also professional organizations for emergency managers, such as the National Emergency Management Association in the United States of America and the International Association of Emergency Managers.

Where do Disaster/Emergency Management Graduates Work?

Numerous career opportunities are available to those graduating with an emergency management major. Positions are available at all levels of government including city and county. A wide variety of local, national, and international voluntary organizations routinely hire people trained in emergency management, and there is increasing emphasis on hiring emergency managers in the private, business sector. Graduates will find employment as a regional emergency planner with the Liberia National Red Cross Society, Expatriate for the International Committee of Red Cross of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, hospital emergency manager, and emergency manager with the National Fire Service or the army, disaster insurance adjuster, hazard/risk manager specialist with factories like Cemenco, Duraplast, Monrovia Breweries etc. and academic associate for an emergency management program.

Disaster and Emergency Management is emerging globally as a full-fledged academic discipline. It refers to the management of both the risks and the consequences of disasters. The program produce specialists to meet with the ever-dynamic challenges posed by disasters. The recent Ebola outbreaks speak volume. Disaster and Emergency Management will find themselves highly employable, with career prospects all over the world. Disaster Management specialists are a necessity in every country, as disaster can and does strike at any moment. For these reasons, the demand for people professionally trained in the management of disasters is very high, making for growing opportunities for employment in the field of Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Management

What Degree in Disaster/Emergency Management is Offered at Harbel College

A Bachelor of Science Degree in Disaster / Emergency management is offered through the School of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Once Core course requirements the National Commission on Higher Education (52 credits) and Harbel College common courses (18 credits) have been met, students then complete the major (68 credits) by specializing in the area where the degree is sought: HTML Tables

YEAR ONE LOWER FRESHMAN(IN-COMING FRESHMEN) SEMESTER I

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
ENGL 101 English 3
CHEM/BIOL 101 Chemistry/Biology 3
MATH 101 Algebra 3
PHYS 101 Physical Science 3
CMP 101 Intro to Computer 3
PED 101 Physical Education 1
FREN 101 French Language 1
BALS 101 Bassa Language 1
TOTAL CREDITS 18

YEAR ONE LOWER FRESHMAN(IN-COMING FRESHMEN) SEMESTER II

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
ENGL 111 English Composition 3
CHEM/BIOL 101 Chemistry/Biology 3
MATH 107 Pre-Calculus 3
PHYS 102 Physical SCIENCE 3
THET 207 Drama / Theatre 2
PED 102 Physical Education 1
LIBS 101 Liberian Studies 3
TOTAL CREDITS 18

YEAR TWO LOWER FRESHMAN(IN-COMING FRESHMEN) SEMESTER I

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
ENGL 102 English 3
LIBS 102 Liberian Studies 3
GEO 101 Geography 3
SOSC 101 Sociology 3
CMP 102 Intro to Computer 3
FREN 102 French Language 2
BALS 102 Bassa Language 2
TOTAL CREDITS 19

YEAR TWO LOWER FRESHMAN(IN-COMING FRESHMEN) SEMESTER II

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
PSY 101 Psychology 3
ENE 101 101 Environmental Education 3
CHEM 102 Chemistry 3
ENG 300 Introduction to Engineering 2
CSE 211 Comp. & Basic Soft. Profic. 3
OSH 220 Intro. Oc. Safety & Health 3
EVE 200 Eng./Global Warming 2
TOTAL CREDITS 19

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES / DISASTER & EMERGENCY MGT. COURSES THIRD YEAR SEMESTER I

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
RES 121 Intro. to Research Method. 3
ENE 211 Ad. Engl. W. &Pub Sp. 2
BIO 371 Evolution & Culture 3
OSH 310 Fire &Em. Prep. Preplan. 3
OSH 387 OSHA Stand. Gen. Indus. 3
EMG 101 Intro. to Emergency Mgt. 3
RES 203 Research Methods 2
TOTAL CREDITS 19

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES / DISASTER & EMERGENCY MGT. COURSES THIRD YEAR SEMESTER II

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
STAT Int. Statistical Meth. 3
CHEM Industrial Chemistry 3
EMG 312 Incident Management Syst. 3
OSH 311 Foundations for Emerg. Mgt. 3
OSH 311 Hazardous Materials Identif. 3
EMG 160 Public Inf. Ed. & Com. Rela 3
TOTAL CREDITS 18

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