Professional Development Program:

Emergency and Disaster Management Certificate

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**Register for a winter certificate and receive a $500 scholarship towards tuition!**

Entrance Requirements: Post-Secondary degree or diploma and OR relevant experience

Changing climates and political landscapes have increased the frequency of disaster and emergency situations and trained professionals in this field are in demand.

The Emergency and Disaster Management online certificate program will teach students how to prepare, respond and recover from emergency and disaster situations. Learn how to identify hazards and risk and develop prevention and mitigation strategies that may limit the impact or halt the occurrence of a disaster or emergency.

Develop an Incident Management System and Emergency Response Plan and learn about the impact that a disaster or emergency situation have on a community, the environment and the public health system.

Who Should Take This Course?

This certificate is designed for professionals working in healthcare, law enforcement, human resources, emergency or fire protection services.

Certificate Outline

  • Introduction to Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Management
  • Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
  • Preparedness and Response
  • Incident Management Systems
  • Impact to the Community and Environment
  • Recovery and Continuity

Instructor Led vs. Instructor Supported Format

This certificate program offers two convenient online delivery options to best accommodate busy schedules.

Instructor Led
(Condensed Course) – 3 Months
Instructor led courses follow a class schedule with a dedicated Instructor and classmates. The Instructor posts weekly discussions and hosts live sessions via conference call where students can discuss assignments, industry topics etc. with their peers. The live sessions are recorded and archived for reference. The Instructor led option has a heavier workload upfront but offers increased engagement, opportunity for discussion and encourage students to complete the course within a shorter time frame. Students can enter into an Instructor Led program at set start dates on approximately a monthly basis.

Instructor Supported
(Extended Course) – 3-6 Months
Instructor supported courses come with the support of a dedicated Instructor but do not follow a set class schedule.  Students work at their own pace to complete the course within a six month time period. The Instructor has pre-recorded lectures that are available for students to review.  Students can call into weekly live sessions via conference call with the Instructor Led student sessions but the topics may not align with where they currently are in their coursework.  The Instructor supported option offers students continued support from a dedicated instructor with the flexibility to complete the certificate over a longer period of time. Students can enter into an Instructor Supported course at the beginning of each week.