About the Program
Please note: Given that distance learning does not require one to be in Canada, foreign nationals wanting to complete this online program in Canada are not eligible for a study permit. For further details, please review Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada’s website.
Please note that the 2018/19 Diploma program is currently under review and changes are anticipated to ensure that we are responsive and relevant to changing industry needs. More details will be made available as those changes are confirmed. Please continue to check back for updates.
The Emergency Management Diploma requires the successful completion of 19 online courses and one final project course that is completed on behalf of a current Emergency Management stakeholder. Course work covers all the pillars of emergency and disaster management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery and includes specific programs focused on crisis communication, critical infrastructure, disaster health, resiliency building, business continuity planning for environmental disasters and emergency social services.
Find out more about the Emergency Management Program and Disaster Emergency Management Simulation Lab
- Emergency Management Program Information
- Proposed Centre for Applied Disaster and Emergency Management
Final Project Course:
Students will be required to complete a project on behalf of an emergency management stakeholder, investigating a real-world problem in the field. The project will require some independent research and in some cases, site/field visits. A full report, with recommendations, will be provided back to the stakeholder for consideration in practice. In addition to the final report, students will also be required to provide an oral presentation of their project findings and recommendations to members of the NAIT program faculty and key stakeholders.
- Length: 15 weeks
- Salary: There is no salary or stipend received during the project.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $185
Tuition Cap: $2,167
Health & Dental: $132
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 2: $350
Semester 3: $350
Semester 4: $350
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- Grade 12 English and Grade 12 Math
- Successful completion of EMGT1120 and EMGT1130 with an overall minimum GPA of 2.0
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
Scholarships & Bursaries
|Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary - Health Sciences||1250.00||1|
Available to full-time students entering a Health Sciences program at NAIT of two or more years' duration. Awarded on the basis of superior academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.
|Katie & John Lashuk Bursary||2000.00||2|
Available to students entering the second year of a program in the School of Health Sciences at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement in the first year and demonstrated financial need.
|TH Bursary I||1000.00||1|
Available to a second year student in the School of Health and Life Sciences. Awarded on the basis of financial need and satisfactory academic achievement (a minimum GPA of 2.0). Preference may be given to a single parent or to a student who has overcome adversity in their life such as mental illness or a learning disability. Applicants with a documented disability must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits.
|TH Bursary II||1000.00||1|
Available to a first year student in the School of Health and Life Sciences. Awarded on the basis of financial need and satisfactory academic achievement (a minimum GPA of 2.0). Preference may be given to a single parent or to a student who has overcome adversity in their life such as mental illness or a learning disability. Applicants with a documented disability must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits.
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.