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Disaster Mitigation

A required course in the Specialized Studies Program in Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery.

Course Description

Learn and apply the major principles involved in preparing for and mitigating the impact hazards as result of a man-made, natural, or cyber-crime related disasters. Understand the differences between hazards and disasters and the required steps in the risk assessment process. Analyze each phase of the local hazard mitigation planning processes and how these processes integrate with governmental resources and plans. Identify measures and resources that are required to minimize the effects of a wide range of potential hazards. Be able to prepare a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) to recognize risks then prioritize planning, mitigation, response and recovery activities.

  • Details
  • $550
  • October 11, 2021 to November 14, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00184
  • ID/Units: SOCECOL X498.88  (1.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: FALL 2021


Jason S. Dempsey, CEM, CBCP, retired from the Marine Corps as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer before serving with the City of Los Angeles in emergency management. Currently he is the Emergency Services Administrator for the City of Costa Mesa, California. While serving at the federal government level, he directly participated in the response to numerous real-world crises ranging from humanitarian emergencies, to mass casualty events in the aftermath of terrorism. At the local government level his response has ranged from wildfires and mudslides to aircraft incidents. His expertise includes all phases of emergency management as well as business continuity and homeland security. Jason has a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbooks are required for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START10/11/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END11/14/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---