The ability to respond effectively to natural, human-caused and technology-related disasters is essential to keeping populations safe, mitigating losses, and ensuring the continuity of essential services and business operations. Aging infrastructures, climate change, population growth, scarce natural resources, terrorist and active shooter scenarios, and sophisticated cyber-crime all contribute to the rapidly expanding need for individuals who are skilled at preventing, responding, mitigating, and recovering from a wide variety of threats. The Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery Specialized Studies certificate prepares professionals to enter or advance their careers in this rewarding and highly demanding field.
Who Should Enroll
The program is for individuals who wish to enter this exciting field and those already in the field looking to enhance their professional credentials with applicable knowledge and practical skills. The certificate is valuable for government employees, first responders, and private sector professionals who are or wish to become more skilled in emergency management, disaster recovery, and business continuity. The program is also ideal for military personnel transitioning to civilian careers, facilities and human resource managers, and recent college graduates. The program is also valuable for individual citizens who wish to become effective members of an emergency response team.
Occupational summary for Emergency Management Directors in the U.S.
Source: Lightcast™ 2022
Annual Job Openings
Salary for Highly Experienced Professionals
(Median Salary $77k)
“UCI’s specialized study certificate program does a very thorough job of bringing together concepts, working theory, and best practices with instructors that are content experts in the field. The personal network built with class peers and instructors is a program hallmark. The program has provided me a confidence level and credibility among my peers to take advantage of the diverse professional opportunities the field offers.” Mark Ayton
Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery Specialized Studies Program Student