Emergency Management/Homeland Security

Program Type: Face-to-Face, Fully Online
Program Level: Degrees, Online
Department: Protective Services
Institute: Public Service
College: SAC

What is the Emergency Management/Homeland Security program?

The Emergency Management/Homeland Security Administration Degree is designed to prepare the student for a career in disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.

♦ This symbol indicates the offering is also available fully online.

What's special about the program?

The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Administration Degree was the first degree of its kind in the state of Texas. It focuses on an all-hazards approach to disasters. Emergency Management and Homeland Security is one of the fastest growing career fields.

What will I learn?

The student will receive course study in risk management and prioritization, multi-agency coordination, disaster planning, terrorist threat analysis, and terrorist ability and willingness to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction. 

What can I do with this course of study?

Emergency Management and Homeland Security is one of the fastest growing career fields. It is becoming a valued asset in both the public and private sectors. 

Courses Offered by Semester

Fall Semester

HMSY 1337 Intro. to Homeland Security

HMSY 1341 Critical Insfrastructure

HMSY 1338 HS Emergency Communications

HMSY 1342 Understand/Combat Terrorism

HMSY 1340 HS Intelligence Operations

FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials I

Spring Semester

HMSY 1343 Weapons of Mass Destruction

HMSY 1342 Understand/Combat Terrorism

HMSY 1339 Emergency Contingency Planning

HMSY 1337 Intro. to Homeland Security

Summer Semester

EMAP 1440 Disaster Exercise Design/Eval

EMAP 2301 Leadership/Communication

Faculty

Program's Instructors

Martin D. Davila, Faculty

Pauline Kline, Adjunct Faculty

Let's Get Started

SAC has temporarily adjusted our enrollment process to allow steps to be completed remotely by students.  Please follow the 1,2,3 Steps.

STEP 1: Registration

A. Welcome Center

The center provides assistance with the following:

  • Apply Texas application for admission
    • Completion of the SAC enrollment steps and AlamoEnroll modules
  • Submission of official transcripts, Bacterial Meningitis, and other important documents
  • New Student Orientation Sign-Up
    • New student orientation is mandatory for all student entering SAC for the first time.
  • Enrollment Coach assistance

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BFinancial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office offers assistance in applying, processing, and maintaining financial aid.

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 C. Assessment Center

The Assessment and Testing Center provides assistance with:

  • Test Administration of the TSI Exam for college placement
  • Evaluate student's TSI status

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STEP 2: Enrollment

A. Advising

Certified Advisors provide a variety of advising services including, but not limited to andswering the following questions:

  • What degree do I follow?
  • What classes do I take?
  • Do I get credit for my certifications and training?
  • How close am I to graduating?
  • When do I apply for graduation?
  • I have enrollment holds, what do I do?
  • How do I declare my major?

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 C. Ready to Enroll

STEP 3 Tuition Exemption

TUITION EXEMPTIONS INSTRUCTIONS

Submission of Tuition Exemptions

Term Tuition Exemption First Day to Submit Tuition Exemption Last Day to Submit
Spring 2022 TBA TBA
Summer 2022 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 TBA TBA

 

FULL TIME FIREFIGHTERS

  1. Employment verification letter signed by the Chief on departmental letterhead
    1. NOT older than two weeks
  2. Tuition Exemption Form completed and signed
  3. Attach a color copy of ...
    1. Driver's License
    2. TCFP FIDO Account Number
  4. Proof of Enrollment
    1. Class Schedule
    2. -and your degree plan with the highlighted courses you enrolled for
  5. Tuition Exemption Form Click Here
  6. Submit all documentation to sac-protsvcs@alamo.edu

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

  1. Employment verification letter signed by the Chief on department letterhead not older than two weeks
    1. At least one year as an active member of an organized volunteer fire department participating in the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System
  2. Tuition Exemption Form completed and signed
  3. Attach a Color copy of ...
    1. Driver's License
    2. TCFP FIDO Account Number
  4. Proof of Enrollment
    1. Class Schedule
    2. -and your degree plan with the highlighted courses you enrolled for
  5. Tuition Exemption Form Click Here
  6. Submit all documentation to sac-protsvcs@alamo.edu

NOTE: Tuition Exemption Forms must be completed every semester. All tuition exemptions will be processed and forwarded to Business Office on Thursdays.

LINK RESOURCES:

Government Code:
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.353
Administrative Code:
http://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=19&pt=
1&ch=21&sch=Z&rl=Y
SFFMA Website:
https://www.sffma.org/
TCFP Website:
http://www.tcfp.texas.gov/
NFPA Website:
http://www.nfpa.org/

STEP 4: Payment

A. Business Office - Pay My Tuition

Provides a financial system of charges, refunds, and payments.

  • Are installment plans available?
  • How much do I owe? or I need a refund.
  • How do I Pay?
    • Send money orders and certified checks to
      • 1819 N. MAIN AVE., SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78212, ATTN: BUSINESS OFFICE
    • Online Payment Click Here

Contact:

(210) 486-0201

dst-VBO2@alamo.edu

Operational Announcements

Important Dates

Fall Semester 2021

Academic/Registration Calendars - Click Here

Labor Day Holiday September 6
Census Date for 16 week courses September 8
Employee Development Day - College Closed | Evening classes will meet after 5:00 p.m. October 29
Last day to withdraw November 12
Thanksgiving Holiday November 25 - November 28
Final Examinations December 6 - 11
End of Fall Semester December 11
Winter Break - College Closed December 20 - 31
Last Day for Incomplete "I" grades to be completed April 11, 2022

 

Contact Us

     

 

Location: 

E-mail:

Office Phone:

Protective Services      
Pauline Kline      
Program Coordinator Oppenheimer Center Room 227 sac-em@alamo.edu (210) 486-1692
       
Martin D. Davila      
Chairperson Oppenheimer Center Room 225B sac-protsvcs@alamo.edu (210) 486-0082
       
Marcela Castañeda      
Admin. Services Specialist Oppenheimer Center Room 225A sac-protsvcs@alamo.edu (210) 486-1692
       
Questions?
Assistance is available through the call center (210-212-5266), the LiveChat in the bottom right corner, and the zoom room available at https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96204747346.
     

Last updated 5/20/2021