Weapons of Mass Destruction   [Archived Catalog]
San Antonio College Schedule/Catalog 2012-2013

HMSY 1343 - Weapons of Mass Destruction

Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
This course is a study of weapons of mass destruction and hazardous material incidents. It covers hazard and risk assessment, crime scene preservation, chemical agents, toxic industrial chemicals, biological agents, pathogens, radiological agents, explosive devices, detection-sampling and plume models, and decontamination methods. Topics include an overview of incident command systems and personal protection equipment, the critical role of first responders in WMD, mitigation, and survival. Community mitigation plans will be researched as well.

Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

CIP: 44.0401

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