Where it Can Take You
Emergency Management is one of the fastest growing fields in North America. Graduates can find employment in the public sector, private sector, non-profit and industry sectors. Many organizations require emergency managers in areas of land-use planning, business continuity, risk management, crisis management, disaster risk reduction, and community resilience.
Who should apply?
- Emergency management, public safety, or military professionals considering taking their careers to the next level or individuals interested in moving into leadership positions in emergency management.
- High school graduates looking to enter the field of emergency management.
- Adult learners interested in changing careers into a dynamic and emerging field.
The Emergency Management Program will give you the skills necessary to ensure your organization can respond to major emergencies and disaster events effectively. This diploma program includes 20 online courses culminating in a Final Project course. Comprehensive course work covers the full range of the prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery phases of the disaster and emergency management system.
Graduates can expect to find employment in government, non-government organizations, private and public sector, or in industry sectors including oil and gas, security and protection, healthcare, energy generation and transmission, forestry, and transportation.
Graduates of the Emergency Management (EM) Program who are already employed in an EM-related field/discipline will leave with an increased understanding of a holistic EM system and increased ability to apply relevant learning to their work. Graduates who are not currently employed in the EM field will be well-positioned to pursue an entry-level position within diverse occupations including, but not limited to:
- disaster emergency response planners
- entry level mitigation/resiliency planner
- civil emergency measures officers
- emergency preparedness officers/specialist
- emergency management coordinators
- incident/emergency measures managers
- emergency management analysts
- emergency preparedness/planning/response coordinator
- training program coordinators
- disaster management specialist
- section chiefs - disaster management
- disaster relief services coordinator
- disaster program manager
- communications and outreach specialist – emergency management
Students will be given credit for courses completed under the current curriculum.
Graduate Information & Opportunities
- Please note: Post-secondary articulation agreements within Alberta are approved by the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT). To view the details of specific agreements, please visit transferalberta.ca or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- For questions regarding transfer agreements or to obtain a course description/outline that is no longer available on our website, please contact email@example.com