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.
The Disaster and Emergency Management Diploma requires the successful completion of 17 core courses, 2 electives and one final project course that is completed in partnership with a real-world Disaster and Emergency Management stakeholder of the student’s choosing. The course work considers all the pillars of Disaster and Emergency Management (Planning/Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery) and includes specific programming related to:
- Business Communications
- Disaster and Crisis Communications
- Mental Health Resiliency
- Disaster Risk Reduction
- Legislation and Standards
- Emergency Social Services
- Planning and Exercises
- Dangerous Goods
- Business Continuity Programming
- Environmental Disasters
- Community Resiliency
- Oil & Gas Industry (elective)
- Disaster Health (elective)
- Terrorism and Public safety (elective)
- Critical Infrastructure Protection (elective)
Find out more about the Centre for Applied Disaster and Emergency Management
The credentialed Disaster and Emergency Management program is proud to support the development of NAIT’s Centre for Applied Disaster and Emergency Management (CADEM). Please click on the link below to find out more about this exciting opportunity for ongoing stakeholder training and exercising.
Final Project Course:
Students will be required to complete a project on behalf of a real-world Disaster and Emergency Management (D&EM) stakeholder. 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 integration into practice. In addition to the final written report, students will be required to present an oral presentation of their project summary and recommendations to members of the NAIT program faculty and stakeholder representatives. This will be facilitated in person, or through the use of WebEx depending on the student and stakeholder geographical location.
Length: 15 weeks
Salary: This is not a practicum as students will still be working largely independently, and there is no salary or stipend received during the project period
For more information on the Project Criteria, please review this document.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $185
Tuition Cap: $2,167
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $400
Semester 2: $275
Semester 3: $225
Semester 4: $225
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
- 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
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.