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Emergency Preparedness Management Certificate

Emergency Preparedness Management Certificate

The certificate in emergency preparedness management provides students with the technical and professional knowledge to prepare for a career in emergency management. Courses provide introductory through advanced training in the skills necessary to succeed as a professional in this field.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Develop and evaluate an emergency operations plan based on data provided on a hypothetical jurisdiction.
  • Determine hazards and develop risk assessment programs in local communities.
  • Deliver emergency management public education programs to target populations.
  • Develop and implement short and long term recovery concepts into all areas of the community, using an all hazard approach.
  • Analyze organizational behavior problems as they apply to emergency operations.
  • Analyze the roles, responsibilities, and authorities of the various organizations responding to hazardous materials incidents.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the activities that should happen in each phase of a disaster.
  • Demonstrate understanding of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to understand emergency management as a field of research and practice.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the certificate requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.


Related careers include law enforcement, fire service, and emergency medical services.


See catalog for curriculum information.  

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