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New Class Prepares Individuals For Crises

New Class Prepares Individuals For Crises

September 11, 2006 - The swift and efficient management of a crisis or disaster is imperative for business owners, employees and ordinary individuals.

Collin County Community College District Continuing Education Department wants to teach individuals how to handle these situations in its new "Crisis Management and Disaster Response" available this fall starting Saturday, Sept. 16-Saturday, Sept. 23. The course totals seven hours and the cost is $59. Classes are scheduled from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturdays at the Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Boulevard, Plano.

"Crisis Management and Disaster Response" will teach individuals how to create and maintain an emergency continuity plan. Also, business owners and employees will learn to establish emergency communication lines in order to minimize interruptions due to natural disasters, power outages or terrorist attacks.

Specific skills achieved in the course include identifying types of crisis situations, revising existing continuity plans, training employees, practicing an emergency plan, projecting potential obstacles and identifying emergency communication devices.

Registration and more information are available by calling 972.985.3750 or visit the continuing education website at .

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.