Emergency Planning and Response
Whether an emergency is natural or man-made, emergency preparedness is vital to ensure the least possible impact on the welfare of those affected. Be prepared to strategize, implement, and assess emergency plans as you learn the skills for effective communication to individuals, teams, and private or public sector organizations.
At a Glance
University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.
Skills You'll Learn
Develop emergency preparedness plans
Identify, assess, and respond to a variety of human and natural crises
Develop and communicate mitigation plans
Specialized Graduate Certificate in Emergency Planning and Response requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program.
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Interested in a master's degree?
Explore our Master of Science in Security Management with a concentration in Emergency Planning and Response.
Take a Course Before You Apply
We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Emergency Planning and Response
Emergency management professionals are in high demand, particularly as experienced leaders of the baby boomer generation continue to retire at a rate of 10,000 per day according to a Trends in Executive Development report.
Opportunities for emergency management directors will continue to grow at a rate of 6% through 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job candidates with extensive work experience in an emergency management role will have the best job prospects.
From emergency management specialists to public information officers, emergency management directors to business emergency operations specialist, careers in emergency and disaster management are in high-demand, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Emergency Management Specialist Salary: National Average
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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.
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