Looking to gain expertise in emergency management?
The one-year certificate program in Emergency Management provides contemporary knowledge and expertise to lead, manage, or support disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in emergency management.
This online, one-year program is designed for transitioning professionals and those seeking industry-specific course work essential to support whole community emergency management programs.
Participants will gain specialized knowledge and skills necessary to work within various aspects of emergency management, including preparedness, response and incident management, disaster recovery, hazard mitigation, continuity of operations, and other related assignments. Participants will learn practical skills from experienced emergency managers.
The goals of this program are:
- To prepare students to lead, manage, or support mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from a disaster.
- To graduate students who have the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to support whole community emergency management programs.
Successful graduates from this program will be able to:
- Apply a knowledge base of necessary skills to include whole community critical incident management; emergency planning; emergency operations center organization and management; resource and capability planning; and the application of national emergency management standards prior to, during, and in the aftermath of disasters.
- Demonstrate critical thinking, communication, and management skills by analyzing situations, determining proper actions, evaluating possible alternatives and unforeseen circumstances, and then taking appropriate actions as an emergency program manager.
The program was designed utilizing industry standards such as the National Incident Management System (NIMS); the National Preparedness Goal; the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP); and NFPA 1600: Standard on Continuity, Emergency, and Crisis Management. The program also integrates FEMA incident command system (ICS) training courses.
Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for financial aid.
Thanks to a new partnership, students of the program can transfer up to 18 credits toward the fully online Bachelor of Science in Emergency Services degree offered by Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus.
View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog.
Herkimer College offers a quality and affordable educational experience.