Emergency Management

Occupational Certificate

Department of Business Studies
Cottage 1 • Phone (215) 968-8190
Curriculum Code No. 3179

This certificate program provides students an opportunity to pursue a career in emergency management or for professional development for those currently employed or who already have a degree in another field.

The Emergency Management Certificate Program, which is aligned with the Emergency Management Institute’s Higher Education Program and the Principles of Emergency Management, prepares the student for a position in Emergency Management, Business Continuity, and related disciplines. In addition to the courses that prepare the student to plan for all-hazards, the courses in this curriculum provide the student with technical information on a wide range of topics.

Graduates of this program are able to:

  • Manage a public or private sector emergency management plan;
  • Demonstrate and apply the fundamental skills associated with emergency planning, hazard vulnerability analysis, risk assessment, and business impact analysis based on emergency management concepts;
  • Evaluate vulnerabilities to communities and businesses through discussion-based and operations-based exercises;
  • Develop plans for resilience and continuity of essential operations based on after action reviews; and
  • Apply emergency management principles for the prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery to all-hazards.

Certificate Course Requirements

Course Credits
ACCT105
Financial Accounting A
4
COLL101
College Success Seminar
1
FRSC202
Hazardous Material B
3
MGMT140
Supervision
3
MGMT200
Organizational Behavior B,C
3
MGMT230
Principles of Management B,C
3
MGMT250
Human Resource Management B,C
3
POLI120
American State and Local Government
3
PUBS101
Introduction to Emergency Management
3
PUBS104
Crisis Management and Critical Incident Stress B
3
PUBS206
Business Continuity Management A,B
3
PUBS207
Emergency Management Exercise Design B
3
PUBS212
Emergency Communications and Public Information B
3
Total Credit Hours 38

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for students seeking the Academic Certificate. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustment to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
ACCT105
Financial Accounting A
4
COLL101
College Success Seminar
1
PUBS101
Introduction to Emergency Management
3
Total Credit Hours 8

Second Semester

Course Credits
MGMT140
Supervision
3
POLI120
American State and Local Government
3
PUBS104
Crisis Management and Critical Incident Stress B
3
Total Credit Hours 9

Third Semester

Course Credits
FRSC202
Hazardous Material B
3
MGMT200
Organizational Behavior B,C
3
MGMT230
Principles of Management B,C
3
PUBS206
Business Continuity Management A,B
3
Total Credit Hours 12

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
MGMT250
Human Resource Management B,C
3
PUBS207
Emergency Management Exercise Design B
3
PUBS212
Emergency Communications and Public Information B
3
Total Credit Hours 9

A Placement testing required.
B Course requires prerequisites and/or co-requisites
C Successful completion of PUBS101 (C or better) and MGMT140 (C or better) meets the prerequisites for MGMT200, MGMT230, and MGMT250

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