Introduction to Specialized Chaplain Studies
Office: P.O. Box 2063
Georgetown, Texas 78627
Office hours: 9am to 5pm Mon. thru Fri.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation and Education offers courses by distant learning and by classroom instruction. JCCAE is accredited by Trinity Theological Seminary and students can opt to take courses for certifications or the student can earn a degree using them through Trinity Theological Seminary.
All courses through the Joint Commission on Chaplain Accreditation and Education have college credit hours included for each course. If the student wishes to have his hours matriculated, it can be put toward a degree.
The Joint Commission on Chaplain Accreditation and Education is also an approved “ceu” provider through the Texas State Board of Examiners and the Texas Department of Health for Licensed Professional Counselors, Family and Marriage Therapists and Social Workers. Students can earn their yearly “ceu” hours through taking this course.
I. Course Description
Disaster Response is a three-credit course that focuses on the basics of responding to disasters. It is primarily intended for students of faith based education. The course prerequisite is full admission to graduate standing or permission from the instructor.
This study is the most comprehensive study of the role of the disaster relief Lay or Ordained Chaplain, Pastor or Clergy member that you will find on the market today. You will learn what the spiritual responsibilities of the Lay or Ordained Chaplain, Pastor or Clergy member are during a disaster and what type of response is necessary. It explains what happens during a disaster, explains victim behavior levels and self care for the scene chaplain
II. Goals and Learning Outcomes
The overall goal of #JC1003 is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize the spiritual when responding to disasters during trauma at a faith based level. The measurable learning outcomes used to determine the degree to which this goal is being met follow:
Students will describe the role of a counselor or chaplain in disasters
Students will apply training to disaster situations.
Students will recognize spiritual needs during disasters
Students will recognize do’s and don’ts of disaster response.
Students will apply ritual techniques to crisis situations
III. Required Readings
Disaster response manual
Selected course handouts by instructor
IV. Overall Structure of the Course
The course is designed to provide students with a variety of contexts for understanding the role of a counselor or chaplain during a disaster. Students will be expected to apply all terms and concepts presented in the course to their profession..
V. Classroom Course Requirements
Students are required to take this course and participate in discussion, take examinations, and complete any assigned work. Students are expected to complete any required weekly readings before class, ask questions, and turn in assignments on time.
Graded homework will be assigned as required. The homework must be turned in the following class session.
The test will cover material from the first half of the course and should take approximately 1 hour to complete. The final exam will be comprehensive and may take the total time allotted for a class session.
Distant Learning Requirement
Students will purchase material from JCCAE. When you purchase the manual a test will be sent. The test must be taken and sent to the office of JCCAE for grading. A passing grade of 75% must be met. Test scores will be recorded and applied to your degree program.
Certifications: JCCAE offers certifications for each specialized subject in crisis education.
Once the course has been taken by distant learning and the test has been taken and sent to JCCAE and a grade of 75% has been met, the certificate will be mailed to you. The certificate will have the registration number printed directly on the certificate.
VI. Course Policies
For classroom instruction, homework will not be accepted after the due date. Exceptions will only be made in extenuating circumstances and at the discretion of the instructor.
The examinations must be taken as scheduled on this syllabus and as announced in class.
Exceptions will only be made in extenuating circumstances and at the discretion of the instructor. Make-up exams will differ from those given in class, but will cover the same material. The examinations are open book.
Students who have disabilities requiring special arrangements for class participation or test administration should notify the instructor of the need for such arrangements at the beginning of the semester.
Students in this course should be familiar with the policies on Academic Responsibility and violations of academic responsibility in this course will be handled accordingly.
VII. Assessment and Grading
Students will be evaluated on assignments and examinations. The examinations will be objectively scored using a scoring key. The assignments will be graded on a scale from 0 to 100, reflecting percent of possible points earned. Grades will be assigned using the following weights:
Grades will be assigned as follows:
VIII. Course Outline
Topics for each class meeting are listed below. However, circumstances may call for a departure from this schedule. Any changes to the schedule will be made in advance. Homework assignments will be handed out one week prior to the due date.