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Public Administration and Justice Studies

Emergency Management, Undergraduate Certificate

A Certificate in Emergency Management allows you to gain an understanding of the phases of emergency management, along with specific information related to Incident Management Systems, Emergency Planning, Homeland Security and Disaster Recovery in Emergency Management.  Whether you are a full-time emergency manager or taking on emergency responsibilities as part of other job duties, the knowledge you gain in this Certificate program provides you with the tools you need to serve as a trained professional working to protect your community from emergency events.

Careers

What Can I Do with a Certificate in Emergency Management?

Whether you are a full-time emergency manager or taking on emergency responsibilities as part of other job duties, this certificate program provides you with the knowledge and tools you need to serve as a trained professional working to help your community mitigate, manage, cope with, and recover from the impact of an emergency situation. Career opportunities include government agencies, non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross or Salvation Army, and large corporations, financial institutions, and public utility providers.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Government agencies at the federal, state, tribal, county or local level
  • Non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross or Salvation Army
  • Large corporations, financial institutions and public utility providers in the private sector


University Requirements

  • To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

    Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program). See the "Details" tab for additional information.

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Some online/blended coursework Required

Details

Certificate Requirements
  • This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate.  Under both circumstances, federal financial aid can be used for this certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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