Certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

The Certificate of Achievement in Emergency Management and Homeland Security offers the required courses and learning domains for students to apply for employment with emergency management agencies, such as the local cities and county governments in California; non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross; and federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (FEMA).

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Express an understanding of the human physical consequences of natural and technological disasters and how to mitigate them.
  2. Explain and apply state and local regulations related to emergency management.
  3. Be familiar with the range of technologies used in emergency management.
  4. Critically analyze emergency management plans and procedures.
Required courses:
EMER 162Principles of Emergency Management3
EMER 163Terrorism and Emergency Management3
EMER 164Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents3
EMER 166Emergency Planning and Methodology3
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Practical Applications of Emergency Management3
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management3
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
Total Units15-16

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


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