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Leadership in Community Emergency Response 1,2 (4569, 4570)    - SITE ADOPTED COURSE -

Approved Site(s):
 Approved for Hoover, Madison, Morse, Kearny DMD, Kearny SCT, Kearny SCC, Kearny EID, San Diego Business, San Diego IS, Lincoln, and Crawford High Schools. Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the
Grade Range:
 Army JROTC Elective 5,6
 Course duration:
 Two Semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 UC subject area satisfied:
 g - College Preparatory Elective
Course Description:
 This is an Army JROTC course focused on building the higher-level leadership skills required for participating and leading Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). CERT is a Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) program that educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. The goal of the course is to develop well-rounded leaders who can be effective in emergency situations by using their people skills, knowledge of logistics and teamwork, sense of civic duty, and understanding of standard procedures for community emergencies. The course comprises the fourth year of Army JROTC curriculum and includes challenging content on topics such as leadership, personal growth, team building, service learning, and citizenship and government. The CERT component of the course is new this year and teaches fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster psychology, potential terrorist scenarios and disaster medical operations. Classroom learning is augmented by reading, essay writing, reflective journal writing, group work, skills practice, and simulations. Over the course of the year, students will develop a capstone service learning project focused on community emergency response that is evaluated at the district level. The capstone is a disaster simulation service-learning project at the school.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Leadership Education and Training, Unit 4: LET 4 The Managing Leader, Pearson Learning Solutions, 2015.
Leadership Education and Training, Unit 4: LET 4 The Managing Leader Cadet Notebook, Pearson Learning Solutions, 2015
Federal Emergency Management Agent. Community Emergency Response Team Basic Training Participant Manual, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, 2017.