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.
Those with expertise in emergency management have the knowledge and skills to ensure their organization can mitigate against and respond effectively to major emergencies and disasters. NAIT’s diploma program includes 19 online courses and one capstone project. Comprehensive course work covers mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery pillars of emergency and disaster management. There are 3 program intakes per year – January, May, and September. NAIT's Emergency Management diploma program embodies flexible learning pathways. Students may enroll as a part-time, full-time or Open Studies student.
Students may choose from the following two options for their capstone project:
- A group project. Working in a team you will use your knowledge and skills to research and develop a tool, process, procedure or concept that will further the practice of emergency management in a current pre-specified context.
- Applied research project. You will be linked with an organization (e.g., municipality, corporation) and required to conduct research on a process, practice, issue or possible initiative that will enhance and strengthen their emergency management program.
- Length: 15 weeks
- Salary: There is no salary or stipend received during the project.
Emergency Management Certificate Programs
NAIT also offers Industrial Emergency Management and Public Sector Emergency Management certificate programs. Each require the completion of 5 courses which are directly transferable to the Emergency Management diploma program. These certificates provide credentials for emergency management practitioners that require additional training but are not interested in taking the diploma program at the present time.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $185
Tuition Cap: $2,167
Cost Per Credit: $620
Tuition Cap: $7,260
Health & Dental: $119
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $110
Semester 2: $110
Semester 3: $110
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 10 Math and English or 5 years of related field experience or completion of EMGT1110 and EMGT1120 and/or EMGT1150.
Effective October 1, 2015 for the 2016-17 academic year beginning in Fall 2016, this program will require the following:
- Grade 12 English and Math
High school deficiencies may be addressed through NAIT's Open Studies pathway. If you do not have the necessary high school prerequisites, you may enroll as an Open Studies student in EMGT1110 - Individual and Organizational Behaviour in Disaster, EMGT1120 - Emergency Management as a Field of Practice, and/or EMGT1150 - Emergency Response. Successful completion of these courses will allow you to apply into the Emergency Management diploma program.
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.