Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents
I. Course Prefix/Number: LAE 280
Course Name: Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
1. Describe chain of command and formal communication relationships, identify common leadership responsibilities, describe span of control and modular development and describe the use of position titles.
2. Describe scope of authority and the process by which authority is delegated. Management by objectives must be described and explained.
3. Identify the ICS tools to manage an incident, demonstrate the function of organizational positions within ICS and demonstrate the use of an ICS form.
4. Give an Operational Briefing and describe components of field, staff and section briefings/meetings.
5. Explain how the modular organization expands and contracts, complete a complexity analysis given a specific scenario, define the five types of incidents, and describe the importance of preparedness plans and agreements.
6. List the essential elements of information involved in transfer of command and describe a transfer of command process.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
1. Leadership and Management
2. Delegation of Authority and Management by Objectives
3. Functional Areas and Positions
5. Organizational Flexibility
6. Transfer of Command
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
* Group Discussions and Activities
* Group Project
* Table Top Exercises
* Written Quizzes and Examinations
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
Activity #1 5 points
Activity #2 5 points
Group Project 20 points
Quizzes 20 points
Exam #1 20 points
Exam #2 20 points
TOTAL 100 points
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.