Washington State Emergency Management Division


MGT-361 Managing Critical Incidents at Institutes of Higher Education

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 to Friday, August 31, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Description

This course provides higher education campus administrators, campus emergency management teams and their community partners a forum to address the full-spectrum of emergency preparedness; prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery as it relates to critical incidents affecting college campus and places specific emphasis on the unique aspects and challenges associated with higher education institutions.


Participants learn to effectively manage a critical incident by applying an all-hazards, multi-disciplinary, community approach based on the National Incident Management System's (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS). The course is delivered through a combination of lecture and team activities, and culminates with instructor-led, role play exercise customized to the community in which the course is delivered.

Course Objectives
  • Identify key concepts of incident evolution as it affects Institutions of Higher Education
  • Interpret roles, responsibilities, and relationships of stakeholders within the community
  • Model prevention and protection strategies to build a resilient community
  • Employ mitigation strategies to build a resilient community
  • Relate the Incident Command System to Institutions of Higher Education
  • Recognize the role of Emergency Operations Centers and they relate to the Multi-Agency Coordination System
  • Articulate issues related to recovery from incidents at Institutions of Higher Education
  • Reason through a simulated incident at an Institution of Higher Education by utilizing the principles and concepts provided in the course






  • IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) (any version)
  • IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (any version)
  • IS-700 National Incident Management System (any version)
  • IS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction (any version)


Visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute to complete these Independent Study courses.


Target Audience
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Public Works
  • Citizen/Community Volunteer
  • Security and Safety
  • Transportation
  • Other
  • Education

Continuing Education
CEU: Hours - 2.4


Bellevue College

3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

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Course Manager

Adrienne Chambers

EOO, Public Safety

Bellevue College


To register, please go to the Teex Student Portal