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Course Information and Descriptions
EMT 134 Trauma Emergencies (2.5-1)
3 Hours
This is the fourth of five courses in Advanced Pre-hospital Care
which prepare students to take the licensure examination to become
EMT-Paramedics. Each course consists of classroom instruction and
practical skills demonstration and testing. This course details the
anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of trauma. It incorporates
advanced pre-hospital care from the mechanism of injury analysis to
shock/trauma resuscitation. The course is offered at associated
hospitals in Lake County. This course is an approved program by the
IDPH under the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Corequisite: EMT 133
EMT 135
Special Considerations
and Operations (5.5-1)
6 Hours
This is the fifth of five courses in Advanced Pre-hospital Care which
prepare students to take the licensure examination to become EMTParamedics. Each course consists of classroom instruction and
practical skills demonstration and testing. This course includes
neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, home health care and specially
challenged patients, and incident command, ambulance service,
rescue, hazardous material, and crime scene operations. It includes
classroom instruction and practical skills demonstration and testing.
The course is offered at associated hospitals in Lake County. This
course is an approved program by the IDPH under the guidelines of
the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Corequisite: EMT 134
Emergency and Disaster
Management (EDM)
Social Sciences Division, Room A244, (847) 543-2047
EDM 111
Introduction to Emergency
Management (3-0)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the field of emergency
management. Students will be exposed to the terminology and
definitions used in emergency and disaster management. Students
will examine legal requirements, responsibilities, and laws pertaining
to emergency management. An introduction to the incident command
system is included.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
EDM 112 Emergency Planning (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will examine the concepts of writing an emergency
operating plan and the elements necessary for inclusion in the plan
(all-risk hazard planning). Students will begin with the process for
identifying local hazards. Using groups, they will analyze their
hazard assessments and write a basic plan. The groups will present
their plans to the class for critique. Actual emergency plans will be
used to illustrate the planning requirements and results.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
EDM 113
Professional Development:
Emergency Management (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will enable student to develop their management skills,
particularly as those skills apply to emergency management. They
will learn how emergency managers can guide the emergency
planning, response, and recovery activities for their organizations.
Special attention will be paid to the roles of volunteers and how to
deal with them effectively.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
EDM 114
Communication in
3 Hours
Emergency Management (3-0)
This course will cover several different concepts in interpersonal
communications for emergency managers. Students will learn how to
improve their communication skills among themselves and other
emergency workers. They will learn how to provide public
information to the media, and they will learn how providing
information jointly with other agencies can be beneficial. This course
will use audio/visual recording equipment and role-playing to
simulate actual press briefings.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
EDM 211 Emergency and Disaster Response (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will examine the necessary components required for
incident response and recovery. Topics will include rapid situation
assessment, special population needs (elderly and persons with
disabilities), debris removal and disposal, how to obtain outside help,
and continuity of local government operations. The role of local
government in disaster recovery will be examined. Techniques for
helping supervisors and workers deal with the disaster response will
be covered. Management of donations and spontaneous volunteers is
included.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
EDM 212 Terrorism and Homeland Security (3-0)
3 Hours
This course focuses on helping the student understand the issues
relating to modern day terrorism and how government responds to
such events. This course will also introduce students to disasters
which often impact our country. Emphasis will be placed on helping
students understand the concept of unified response and how
multiple, diverse organizations will interact to respond and mitigate
such events. Additional emphasis will involve an in-depth
understanding of the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
and how this system is used by emergency responders. Student
groups will work to plan and solve issues related to disaster events
of varying complexity.
Prerequisite: EDM 111 (C or better)
Engineering (EGR)
Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Division,
Room T102, (847) 543-2044
EGR 115 Applied Statics for Technology (3-0)
3 Hours
This course studies the analysis of forces on structural and
mechanical systems. It covers resultants of force systems; algebraic
and graphical conditions of equilibrium of force systems; analysis of
forces acting on members of frames, trusses, etc; forces due to
friction and properties of areas. This course is appropriate for
students in engineering technology AAS degree programs.
Note: Students may not receive credit towards graduation for both
EGR 115 and EGR 216.
Prerequisite: MTH 117 (C or better)
Corequisite: PHY 121
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