Emergency Management/Homeland Security

Program Type: Face-to-Face, Fully Online
Program Level: Degrees, Online
Department: Protective Services
Institute: Public Service
College: SAC

What is the Emergency Management/Homeland Security program?

The Emergency Management/Homeland Security Administration Degree is designed to prepare the student for a career in disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.

♦ This symbol indicates the offering is also available fully online.

What's special about program?

The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Administration Degree was the first degree of its kind in the state of Texas. It focuses on an all hazards approach to disasters. Emergency Management and Homeland Security is one of the fastest growing career fields.

What will I learn?

The student will receive course study in risk management and prioritization, multi-agency coordination, disaster planning, terrorist threat analysis, and terrorist ability and willingness to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction. 

What can I do with this course of study?

Emergency Management and Homeland Security is one of the fastest growing career fields. It is becoming a valued asset in both the public and private sectors. 

Courses Offeredy by Semester

Fall Semester

HMSY 1337 Intro. to Homeland Security

HMSY 1341 Critical Insfrastructure

HMSY 1338 HS Emergency Communications

HMSY 1342 Understand/Combat Terrorism

HMSY 1340 HS Intelligence Operations

FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials I

Spring Semester

HMSY 1343 Weapons of Mass Destruction

HMSY 1342 Understand/Combat Terrorism

HMSY 1339 Emergency Contingency Planning

HMSY 1337 Intro. to Homeland Security

Summer Semester

EMAP 1440 Disaster Exercise Design/Eval

EMAP 2301 Leadership/Communication


Program's Instructors

Martin D. Davila, Faculty

Pauline Kline, Adjunct Faculty

Let's Get Started

SAC has temporarily adjusted our enrollment process to allow steps to be completed remotely by students.  Please follow the 1,2,3 Steps.

STEP 1: Registration

A. Welcome Center

The center provides assistance with the following:

  • Apply Texas application for admission
    • Completion of the SAC enrollment steps and AlamoEnroll modules
  • Submission of official transcripts, Bacterial Meningitis, and other important documents
  • New Student Orientation Sign-Up
    • New student orientation is mandatory for all student entering SAC for the first time.
  • Enrollment Coach assistance


BFinancial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office offers assistance in applying, processing, and maintaining financial aid.


 C. Assessment Center

The Assessment and Testing Center provides assistance with:

  • Test Administration of the TSI Exam for college placement
  • Evaluate student's TSI status


STEP 2: Enrollment

A. Advising

Certified Advisors provide a variety of advising services including, but not limited to andswering the following questions:

  • What degree do I follow?
  • What classes do I take?
  • Do I get credit for my certifications and training?
  • How close am I to graduating?
  • When do I apply for graduation?
  • I have enrollment holds, what do I do?
  • How do I declare my major?


 C. Ready to Enroll

  • Register for Classes: Click Here
  • Tuition Exemption Process: Click Here 
    • Must be enrolled in classes before submitting Tuition Exemption Request
    • Tuition Exemption Form: Click Here  
STEP 3: Payment

A. Business Office - Pay My Tuition

Provides a financial system of charges, refunds, and payments.

  • Are installment plans available?
  • How much do I owe? or I need a refund.
  • How do I Pay?
    • Send money orders and certified checks to
    • Online Payment Click Here


(210) 486-0201


Operational Announcements

Important Dates

Spring Semester 2021

Academic/Registration Calendars - Click Here

Registration Opens
November 16, 2020
Tuition Exemption First Day to Submit
November 16, 2020
Colleges Opens
January 4, 2021
Tuition Exemption Las Day to Submit
January 10, 2021
Registration Closes
Janury 10, 2021
Last Day to withdraw with 100% Refund in Person
January 15, 2021
Classes Begin
January 19, 2021


Contact Us





Office Phone:

Protective Services      
Main Office Oppenheimer Center Room 227 sac-protsvcs@alamo.edu (210) 486-1692
Pauline Kline      
Program Coordinator Oppenheimer Center Room 227 mkline9@alamo.edu (210) 486-1692 or (210) 486-0082
Martin D. Davila      
Chairperson Oppenheimer Center Room 225B sac-protsvcs@alamo.edu (210) 486-0082
Marcela Castañeda      
Admin. Services Specialist Oppenheimer Center Room 225A sac-protsvcs@alamo.edu (210) 486-1692

Last Updated: Dec. 15, 2020