Core and Emergency Sciences Pathway

The purpose of the Core & Emergency Sciences pathway is to introduce Cadets to the fields of emergency preparedness, emergency response, and an introduction to related career fields. National industry certifications can be earned in a challenging, dynamic, and engaging academic and field environments.


Course Descriptions

  • ES 220  Basic Wilderness Survival and Emergency Preparedness Skills 

This course will familiarize the student with basic practical skills and strategies to include the use of the traditional ten essential tools required to survive in the wilderness. This course will also familiarize the student to the basics of how to prepare for emergency situations and basic disaster response skills. 

  • ES 222  Introduction to Search and Rescue 

This course will familiarize the student with wilderness Search and Rescue,  provide knowledge concerning the general responsibilities, skills, abilities, and the equipment needed by persons who would be participating in a search or rescue mission. The course is based around rural and wilderness environments but the material is recommended as a base of knowledge for all search and rescue (SAR) environments.

  • ES 234 Wilderness First Aid

This course will prepare the student to recognize and avoid wilderness hazards, learn how to administer first aid with what expedient materials, wound care and improvise medical help such as splinting. Students will learn how to prevent and treat problems caused by exposure to heat, cold, altitude, lightning strike, biological hazards and medical conditions that can turn into emergencies, learning how to do complete assessments of an ill or injured person, and methods of evacuation. Detailed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation training and the use of Automated External Defibrillation equipment is also covered in this course.