CE 1201: School Safety and Security

Course Description

School Safety & Security: Next Steps is an awareness/technical level Continuing Education course designed to promote understanding of the unique operating environments, philosophies, and challenges faced by school campus facilities (SCFs) as they relate to Dynamic Internal Crises and Events (DICE).  Through identification, exploration and dissection of unique and competing objectives and efforts, this course will foster a better collaborative effort and understanding between multidisciplinary responding agencies and the affected campus stakeholders. 

This course, School Safety & Security: Next Steps, covers a cross-section of Dynamic Internal Crisis and Event (DICE) situations including, but not limited to: Terrorism, active shooters & mass violence, explosives (IEDs, VBIEDs, other), hostage & barricade situations, kidnapping, CBRNE events, and other internal crises.

Course Textbook: This course does not utilize a textbook.

Course Cost: $295


Note: CE courses are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid, Military Tuition Assistance or Learning Partner Discounts.

CEUs Earned Upon Course Completion: 2.3

Course Length: This course is a 10 week, self-paced, open enrollment course. Once students complete the course with a 70% or higher within the 10 week time frame, they will receive a certificate of completion that list the 2.3 CEUs earned. Course must be paid for in full before student is eligible to receive certificate of completion.

Students can apply for an extension if the course is not completed within the alloted 10 week time frame. If students do not complete all assignments with a 70% or higher within 10 weeks, they will be removed from the course if an extension is not applied for.

Course Objectives:

  • Define and classify Dynamic Internal Crises and Events (DICE) that are faced by school campus facilities (SCFs) and response stakeholders.
  • Analyze historical events that have occurred at SCFs in the United States.
  • Describe the impact that acts of crime and terrorism have had on modern response plans at SCFs.
  • Examine how the trends occurring with SCF crisis events will affect the future of prevention, preparedness, mitigation response, and recovery strategies.
  • Evaluate the priorities of SCFs and first responder agencies as it relates to response prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery plans.
  • Develop innovative prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery strategies while considering the tactics, techniques and procedures employed by criminals and terrorists based on review of historical events, collaboration with stakeholders, best practices and lessons learned.

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