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 career in this rewarding and high job demand 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 professional who are or wish to become more skilled in emergency management, disaster recovery and business continuity. The program is also ideal for military personal 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 United States.
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