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PBS 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 100 - Introduction to Public Administration
Focuses on principles underlying public administration in federal, state and local government. Examines the role of government, administrative and policy processes, organizational structure, basic problems of management, administrative responsibility, and the future of public administration.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 105 - Personnel Management in the Public Sector
Studies modern public service, including personnel in government; personnel management, benefits and wages, staffing, and growth and development. Also examines issues of public personnel management, motivation, productivity, labor management relations, equal opportunity through affirmative action, and professionalism.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 115 - Urban and Environmental Problems
Focuses on the development of economic and social determinants and their method of solution. Examines relations problems emanating from citizen demands for social welfare and public services. Gives consideration to community land use, development, zoning and master planning, both in practice and theory.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 116 - Public Budgeting and Finance
Reviews history of different approaches to public budgeting and examines the budgeting process in government. Examines the development of public planning at all levels of government with an emphasis on budgetary process. Gives consideration to revenue sources, administration, and structure.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 120 - Introduction to Community and Social Service
Examines the basic principles, scope, and functions of community and social service work including practices and current trends. Examines institutions to determine why they change, or fail to change. Introduces students to careers in community and social service work at federal, state, and municipal levels.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 130 - Introduction to Public Safety Communications
Introduces public safety communications and its application within the various public safety entities, including law enforcement, fire services, and emergency medicine services. Includes an overview of communications technology, wireless communications technology, voice, data, analog and digital radio systems; radio systems terms, cycles, frequency, spectrums, bands and channels, mobile radio system frequencies, transmitters and receivers, types of antennas and regulations controlling antennas, duplexers, combiners, and multi-couplers, multiple access systems technological advances, legal issues of technological capabilities, planning for and management of communication systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 140 - Principles of Emergency Management
Teaches a framework intended to guide emergency planners through the process of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Presents the concepts of emergency management, its integration of systems, identification of hazards and their analyses as well as the nature of local government emergency planning.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 145 - Resource Management & Mitigation for Emergency Managers
Teaches knowledge and skills to effectively identify, develop, and manage a resource management system. Trains students in advocacy techniques that support mitigation efforts and that create long-term strategies for disaster-resistant communities. Develops methods to manage public and private resources in a crisis situation.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 150 - Weapons of Mass Destruction Response and Recovery
Teaches techniques to prepare for and improve the ability to manage and respond to mass casualty terrorism incidents caused by weapons of mass destruction (WMD), including suicide bombers and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons (CBRN). Presents signs of WMD attacks, appropriate response to each attack, emergency information, and survival planning.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 200 - Ethics in the Public Sector
Examines ethical issues related to government service. Reviews ethical principals, standards, codes of conduct and their application, and a number of substantive issues of ethical responsibilities relevant to public sector employees.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 210 - Laws Regarding the Public Sector & Disaster Emer. Mgmt.
Highlights the legal issues involved in day-to-day emergency response scenarios in the dispatch arena, emergency medical services, volunteers, and first responders. Teaches the legal requirements of state and local emergency managers when planning and managing personnel in their emergency response activities.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 220 - Disaster Response and Recovery
Introduces basic concepts and operational procedures for responding to major disasters. Addresses federal, state and local roles and responsibilities in major disaster recovery work with an emphasis on government coordination and solution to problems frequently arising in recover situations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 230 - Public Information Technology and E-Governance
Examines public information technology policy issues, including privacy, access, security, and regulation, management topics including business plans, strategic planning, project management and program evaluation. Relates organizational theory and organizational behavior to the study of public information systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 240 - Constitutional Law
Surveys state and federal constitutional provisions pertinent to the relations between state and federal governments. Examines separation of powers, delegation of powers, interstate relations, commerce powers, civil rights, and liberties. Gives consideration to the establishment and interpretation of federal, state, and local regulations which implement public policy.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 255 - Management of the Modern City
Teaches basic concepts of city administration. Covers relationships among city, state, and federal jurisdictions as well as cooperative efforts among city departments. Uses case study methods to emphasize the environment and organization of the city, the city administrator, and intergovernmental relationships affecting the city.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 265 - Interviewing
Analyzes the principles and techniques of interviewing in various organizational settings. Examines reliability and validity of information gained through information interviewing, employment and selection interviewing, performance appraisal and disciplinary interviewing, as well as counseling interviewing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 266 - Group Leadership
Focuses on the dynamics of individual behavior and group processes. Examines the role of group members decision making, use of power, creativity and controversy, problem solving, and group goals.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits