Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMGT 105 - Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness

Introduces the major principles involved in preparing for and mitigating the impacts of hazards in the context of emergency management. Examines the role of the federal, state, and local governments in developing and carrying out hazard mitigation and preparedness policies, as well as the role that the private sector can play in protecting economic vitality. Characteristics of various hazards, both natural and man-made, that can affect our communities are investigated. PREREQUISITE(S): EMGT 101  or consent of department. Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze why there are more and bigger disasters.
  • Distinguish between hazards and disasters.
  • Explain the concepts of mitigation and recovery.
  • Identity potential biases in risk perception.
  • Identify methods and sources that support determination of risk and vulnerability.

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