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  • Emergency Planning | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    and Vulnerability Assessment Vulnerability Assessment 3 cr hrs This course emphasizes real world concepts principles and processes for building security and safety design including assessing needs and working with security consultants Security design concepts security evaluation and planning building hardening security technology and biochemical and radiological protection are covered Conducting vulnerability assessments of physical protection systems from start of planning through final analysis including senior management briefing is examined MSA 570 Homeland Security Defense and Administration This course provides a comprehensive overview of America s homeland security system including key federal state local and private organizations Policy issues technologies legislation preparedness recommendations and trends are analyzed Threat assessments critical infrastructure protection weapons of mass destruction cyber terrorism business preparedness and emergency response and public protection are covered as well MSA 575 Best Practices and Special Issues in Homeland Security Learners in this course will examine the current ability of national state and local agencies to respond to terrorism Lessons learned and best practices from past emergencies and terrorist events are reviewed to identify preparedness and mitigation methods Individual and local government preparedness response and practices are covered MSA 580 Terrorism Perspectives and Consequence Management Learners in this course will thoroughly examine the complex issues surrounding terrorism via a discussion of theories domestic and international threats of terrorism motivations for terrorism and a review of the various religious ideological nationalistic and ethnic movements taking place around the world Consequence management is studied with a review of the incident management system federal response plan weapons of mass destruction effects mass casualty decontamination crime scene operations and technology and emergency response MSA 585 Emergency Disaster and Contingency Management This course outlines the essential roles of corporate and municipal managers and demonstrates the importance of their relationships with federal state and local government agencies as well as public and private community sectors The emergency response plan hazards personnel training and hazard and risk reduction strategies are covered Contingency planning to protect vital facilities and critical operations is discussed via an implementation strategy guidelines for minimizing development costs and proven plan development methodology CAPS600 Graduate Project All learners will prepare and submit a professional electronic capstone portfolio as a graduate requirement in this course The portfolio serves as an opportunity for the learners to demonstrate their achievement of their respective degree program outcomes through their degree program coursework and their commitment to lifelong learning through the identification of specific future learning goals All learners will be required to prepare conduct and report on an applied learning project relevant to their degree program as a second graduate requirement in this course This project will cover theory concepts practices knowledge and skills covered across the respective degree program courses and their application to a real life or simulated situation Learners projects from this course are also included in the final professional portfolio submitted at the end of the course Prerequisite Successful completion of all major courses Apply Online TODAY Learn More Today Program Level None Bachelor s

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  • ESOL Certificate Preparation | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    any educator and especially those who teach in areas where there is a growing population of ESOL students and families Educators with ESOL licensure will be able to better connect with their students and be more marketable as a teacher School districts with ESOL licensed teachers will also find that they are better equipped to meet the needs of ESOL students and families This series of courses may be applied toward a bachelor s or master s degree with Southwestern College Professional Studies or as professional development credits required to maintain a state teaching license While there is a progressive order suggested for these courses coursework can be completed in any order Additionally licensed teachers can take the ESOL licensure exam at any point so the exam could be taken after completing one two or all three of the courses Courses EDUC 450 550 Second Language Acquisition and Cultural Identity in Language EDUC 490 590 Teaching English as a Second Language and Assessing Language Competency Apply Online TODAY Learn More Today Program Level None Bachelor s Master s Doctorate Certificate Guest Select a Major None Cyber Crime Investigation Emergency Planning Enterprise Risk Management Executive Accounting Executive Leadership Executive Quality Management Homeland Security Lean Six Sigma Operational Leadership Organizational Communication Rural Healthcare Leadership Accounting Business Administration Business Quality Management Computer Programming Technology Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Elementary Education General Studies Healthcare Administration Human Resource Management Information Systems Management RN to BSN Operations Management Pastoral Studies Psychology Security Management Strategic Leadership Accountancy Business Administration Education with a Major in Curriculum and Instruction Education with a Major in Special Education Education with a Major in Special Education Adaptive Education with a Major in Special Education Functional Leadership Management Security Administration Teaching Education Guest First Name Last Name Phone State None Alabama Alaska

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  • Enterprise Risk Management | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    complete a Southwestern College Professional Studies Graduate Application for Admission The five courses comprising the Enterprise Risk Management Certificate can be completed in eight months or less in convenient six week classes with no prerequisites Individuals completing the Enterprise Risk Management Certificate at Southwestern College may apply all of these 15 credit hours earned toward a Master of Science in Security Administration degree Core Major Requirements MSA 510 Enterprise Risk Management Learners in this course will focus on all risks in which an organization may be exposed A systematic approach to acquiring and analyzing the information necessary to support decision makers in the protection of assets and the allocation of security resources is reviewed The risk management process asset identification threat identification threat assessments vulnerability identification and assessment risk management and cost benefit analysis are also examined MSA 515 Physical Security Planning and Vulnerability Assessment This course emphasizes real world concepts principles and processes for building security and safety design including assessing needs and working with security consultants Security design concepts security evaluation and planning building hardening security technology and biochemical and radiological protection are covered Conducting vulnerability assessments of physical protection systems from start of planning through final analysis including senior management briefing is examined MSA 520 Administration of Information Security This course provides a management review of information security issues and a thorough treatment of the administration of information security Topics such as planning for contingencies policy and programs models and practices risk management threats protection mechanisms personnel security law and ethics and project management are studied MSA 565 Organizational Security Investigations The primary concentration for this course covers the essentials of private and public investigations with the comprehensive study of the investigative process tools of investigations and types of investigations A thorough examination of fraud detection employee theft embezzlement accounting improprieties compliance investigations internal controls and safeguards to prevent fraud information access and control strategies and legal issues in corporate investigations are also reviewed Other covered areas include surveillance and undercover violent crimes property crimes controlled substances and drug offenses terrorist activities computer crime and private sector investigations MSA 585 Emergency Disaster and Contingency Management This course outlines the essential roles of corporate and municipal managers and demonstrates the importance of their relationships with federal state and local government agencies as well as public and private community sectors The emergency response plan hazards personnel training and hazard and risk reduction strategies are covered Contingency planning to protect vital facilities and critical operations is discussed via an implementation strategy guidelines for minimizing development costs and proven plan development methodology Apply Online TODAY Learn More Today Program Level None Bachelor s Master s Doctorate Certificate Guest Select a Major None Cyber Crime Investigation Emergency Planning Enterprise Risk Management Executive Accounting Executive Leadership Executive Quality Management Homeland Security Lean Six Sigma Operational Leadership Organizational Communication Rural Healthcare Leadership Accounting Business Administration Business Quality Management Computer Programming Technology Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Elementary Education General Studies Healthcare Administration Human Resource

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  • Executive Quality Management | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    support the efforts of managers to lead through the necessary changes for establishing quality initiatives Admission Requirements Anyone interested in completing the Executive Quality Management Certificate may complete a Southwestern College Professional Studies Graduate Application for Admission The five courses comprising the Executive Quality Management Certificate can be completed in eight months or less in convenient six week classes with no prerequisites Individuals completing the Executive Quality Management Certificate at Southwestern College may apply all of these 15 credit hours earned toward a Master of Science degree in management or a portion of those credit hours towards a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Science in Leadership degree Core Major Requirements MBA 500 Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management This course covers models and theories of behavior and human resources management concepts and processes as they apply to managing individual and work group behavior in organizations Organizational behavior topics include leadership motivation and teamwork Human Resource management topics include human resources strategy selection performance evaluation reward systems and employee development Heavy emphasis will be on the strategic implications of these topics Cross Listed with MGMT500 MGMT505 Project Management Fundamentals In this course concepts theories principles and practical application of project management tools will be applied to real business situations A critical analysis of tools and techniques that are available to aid project managers will be performed with a view of the potential disconnect between these tools and real world projects Specific tools including the Balanced Scorecard Monte Carlo simulations and stop light charts will be utilized MGMT580 Quality Management and Statistical Analysis This course explores foundations of quality management Tools and methods for analytic study including basic probability and statistics are discussed Models of quality management are utilized through practical case study application Learners will have the opportunity to apply quality management and statistical analysis to a real world project of their choice LEAD570 Leadership for the Future Participants will learn to identify trends implement change initiatives maximize resources and develop a response to changing workforce dynamics This course provides a thorough foundation in the methods used when leading project initiatives LEAD585 Leading Quality Improvement Initiatives The course will address the importance of implementing quality principles integral to leadership which will benefit stakeholders provide an understanding of the philosophies underlying quality emphasize the importance of employee empowerment deal with issues surrounding teams and group dynamics and develop an awareness of process improvement and its role in building solid effective organizations Students will be qualified to earn the credential of Certified Quality Improvement Associate Apply Online TODAY Learn More Today Program Level None Bachelor s Master s Doctorate Certificate Guest Select a Major None Cyber Crime Investigation Emergency Planning Enterprise Risk Management Executive Accounting Executive Leadership Executive Quality Management Homeland Security Lean Six Sigma Operational Leadership Organizational Communication Rural Healthcare Leadership Accounting Business Administration Business Quality Management Computer Programming Technology Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Elementary Education General Studies Healthcare Administration Human Resource Management Information Systems Management RN to

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  • General Studies | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    are transferrable to any academic or workplace writing task The course guides learners through the process of planning drafting revising editing and proofreading academic and workplace writing Learners will develop skills necessary to craft coherent sentences and paragraphs to edit editing their writing for proper spelling grammar and punctuation They will learn about narrative structure and techniques as well as the elements of successful argumentation and persuasive discourse This course also guides learners through every stage of the research process Learners will develop a research plan conduct research organize and draft a research paper and then revise edit and proofread that research paper ENGL102 Composition 2 This course builds on the thinking and writing skills introduced in Composition 1 Learners will write critical argumentative essays based on their interpretations of nonfictional texts including literary film and cultural texts and in doing so will recognize the role of rhetoric in the writing situation as they craft persuasive discourse In doing so they will learn methods of questioning analyzing and evaluating their own beliefs as well as the perceptions and perspectives of others These methods of critical thinking are intended to improve the quality and organization of learners writing for any purpose including academic and workplace purposes In addition to writing essays learners will develop more advanced research strategies as well greater proficiency in APA style Prerequisite ENGL101 COM 125 Speech This course helps learners majoring in any discipline strengthen communication skills essential for success in academics and the workplace Learners will focus on listening evaluating and delivering spoken discourse based on audience and purpose Learners will evaluate why some people are more effective than others as public speakers analyze speeches and audiences study ethical considerations for speakers research and organize findings on a topic and present findings before an audience and learn techniques for identifying and reducing speech anxiety HUM 201 Ethics Ethics introduces learners to moral philosophy the branch of philosophy that questions what is good and bad The course surveys a number of important ethical theories ethical relativism objectivism egoism altruism utilitarianism duty based moral theory natural law natural rights and virtue ethics as they examine reasons why certain actions are morally right or wrong Learners will apply ethical theories in the evaluation and analysis of current controversial issues question ethical matters from a variety of angles and acquire new tools to assist them in making ethically sound well informed decisions throughout their lives COM 301 Professional Communication This course prepares learners to communicate effectively in business settings by helping them develop their written and oral communication skills The course focuses on traditional and Web based forms of communication used in business today including e mail letters memos reports proposals and presentations The course teaches learners to plan write and revise communications for a variety of audiences and in different mediums It also teaches learners to communicate with greater clarity economy of language and vigor as well as how to communicate professionally with employees customers and hiring managers Learners

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  • Healthcare Administration | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    are also discussed Prerequisite ACCT285 CAPS495 Senior Capstone Learners will be required to develop a professional portfolio that demonstrates their knowledge skills and abilities in their major discipline Particular attention will be given to the presentation of evidence and artifacts from their major courses as well as recent research relevant to their major courses and their specific program outcomes The purpose of the final portfolio project is to document learner achievement and to ensure learning outcomes are met Additionally learners will conduct research and report on career potentials within their major field careers for which they are potentially most qualified and a specific career and career path of interest resulting from their research Foundation Requirements CORE101 Developing Academic and Professional Strengths How does higher education help create the type of person that businesses want to hire Learners will explore the answer to this question and in doing so help lay the foundation for academic and professional success Each learner will develop a core set of skills needed to be both an effective college student and a successful professional in the 21st century workplace Learners will develop and practice practical strategies with which to become more efficient and effective learners while also developing higher order learning skills to reflect on critical issues relevant to both academic and professional environments such as personal responsibility and ethics CORE110 Information Literacy This course is designed to provide learners with the skills that are fundamental to becoming an information literate professional who can locate evaluate organize and communicate information The abundance and rapid flow of data requires skill development in the understanding of information resources accessing information sources determining the credibility of Internet information logically organizing sources and finally presenting the information professionally ENGL101 Composition 1 This course helps learners develop writing skills that are transferrable to any academic or workplace writing task The course guides learners through the process of planning drafting revising editing and proofreading academic and workplace writing Learners will develop skills necessary to craft coherent sentences and paragraphs to edit editing their writing for proper spelling grammar and punctuation They will learn about narrative structure and techniques as well as the elements of successful argumentation and persuasive discourse This course also guides learners through every stage of the research process Learners will develop a research plan conduct research organize and draft a research paper and then revise edit and proofread that research paper ENGL102 Composition 2 This course builds on the thinking and writing skills introduced in Composition 1 Learners will write critical argumentative essays based on their interpretations of nonfictional texts including literary film and cultural texts and in doing so will recognize the role of rhetoric in the writing situation as they craft persuasive discourse In doing so they will learn methods of questioning analyzing and evaluating their own beliefs as well as the perceptions and perspectives of others These methods of critical thinking are intended to improve the quality and organization of learners writing for any purpose including

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  • Homeland Security | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    the Certificate in Homeland Security may complete a Southwestern College Professional Studies Application for Admission The five courses comprising the Homeland Security Certificate can be completed in eight months or less without prerequisites Individuals completing the Homeland Security Certificate at Southwestern College may apply these 15 credit hours earned toward a Bachelor of Science degree with our major in Security Management or they can be applied as electives in other bachelor degrees offered by Southwestern College Professional Studies The Homeland Security Certificate is offered in an Online format or in the classroom at Ft Riley KS Five required courses are delivered in six week sessions to allow maximum flexibility for busy professionals Core Major Requirements SMGT311 Introduction to Security The course includes a detailed review of the representative duties of the professionals engaged in private and public security It focuses on the latest trends concerns and issues in the security industry today This includes specific threat analysis countermeasures the security function and fundamentals of defense The course will also provide an overview of the historical development of security SMGT315 Physical Security This course examines physical design risk assessment security surveys barriers locks lighting alarms entry control closed circuit television and digital recording systems The overall process of physical protection system design and integration is also extensively covered SMGT321 Homeland Security Fundamentals A diverse group of topics related to homeland security are covered Topics include but are not limited to critical infrastructure sectors and protection weapons of mass destruction planning and response strategies national security and public management There is also a review of the essential coordination and communication between government agencies and private entities SMGT420 Emergency Planning The course provides a practical process of disaster response planning and mitigation for security professionals working in both public and private organizations A review of the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA is covered as well as an examination of the roles responsibilities and interrelationship between FEMA state and local emergency management systems and other critical partners The government s emergency resources available before during and after crises are also explained The fundamental disciplines of emergency management are covered as well SMGT424 Terrorism Motivations and Adversaries This course reviews the events ideas motivations and histories that result in terrorist acts In addition it examines the theories that help explain the volatile behavior surrounding international and domestic terrorism as well as domestic extremist groups in the United States There is also a conceptual overview of terrorism which progresses to a focused discussion of the terrorists investigation of the nuances of the terrorist trade and concludes with a final analysis of modern terrorism Apply Online TODAY Learn More Today Program Level None Bachelor s Master s Doctorate Certificate Guest Select a Major None Cyber Crime Investigation Emergency Planning Enterprise Risk Management Executive Accounting Executive Leadership Executive Quality Management Homeland Security Lean Six Sigma Operational Leadership Organizational Communication Rural Healthcare Leadership Accounting Business Administration Business Quality Management Computer Programming Technology Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Elementary Education

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  • Human Resource Development | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    and their specific program outcomes The purpose of the final portfolio project is to document learner achievement and to ensure learning outcomes are met Additionally learners will conduct research and report on career potentials within their major field careers for which they are potentially most qualified and a specific career and career path of interest resulting from their research Foundation Requirements CORE101 Developing Academic and Professional Strengths How does higher education help create the type of person that businesses want to hire Learners will explore the answer to this question and in doing so help lay the foundation for academic and professional success Each learner will develop a core set of skills needed to be both an effective college student and a successful professional in the 21st century workplace Learners will develop and practice practical strategies with which to become more efficient and effective learners while also developing higher order learning skills to reflect on critical issues relevant to both academic and professional environments such as personal responsibility and ethics CORE110 Information Literacy This course is designed to provide learners with the skills that are fundamental to becoming an information literate professional who can locate evaluate organize and communicate information The abundance and rapid flow of data requires skill development in the understanding of information resources accessing information sources determining the credibility of Internet information logically organizing sources and finally presenting the information professionally ENGL101 Composition 1 This course helps learners develop writing skills that are transferrable to any academic or workplace writing task The course guides learners through the process of planning drafting revising editing and proofreading academic and workplace writing Learners will develop skills necessary to craft coherent sentences and paragraphs to edit editing their writing for proper spelling grammar and punctuation They will learn about narrative structure and techniques as well as the elements of successful argumentation and persuasive discourse This course also guides learners through every stage of the research process Learners will develop a research plan conduct research organize and draft a research paper and then revise edit and proofread that research paper ENGL102 Composition 2 This course builds on the thinking and writing skills introduced in Composition 1 Learners will write critical argumentative essays based on their interpretations of nonfictional texts including literary film and cultural texts and in doing so will recognize the role of rhetoric in the writing situation as they craft persuasive discourse In doing so they will learn methods of questioning analyzing and evaluating their own beliefs as well as the perceptions and perspectives of others These methods of critical thinking are intended to improve the quality and organization of learners writing for any purpose including academic and workplace purposes In addition to writing essays learners will develop more advanced research strategies as well greater proficiency in APA style Prerequisite ENGL101 COM 125 Speech This course helps learners majoring in any discipline strengthen communication skills essential for success in academics and the workplace Learners will focus on listening evaluating and

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