School of Health and Life Sciences

Disaster and Emergency Management

Sep 07, 2021
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  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
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  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
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  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

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Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these delivery options may shift from term to term. Please consult your program for details on delivery options.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

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Open Studies

Open Studies allows you to explore credit courses without applying to a program.
It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.

International Students

Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 4 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of C- in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

Students in the program can challenge courses in the program. If you have successful work experience in the applicable field, and you can provide evidence of your skills and knowledge to meet learning outcomes for courses within the program, you may be able to challenge courses through PLAR.

For all course challenges, you must first apply to the program, be accepted and have paid your non-refundable tuition deposit. You can only receive credit for up to 50% of any NAIT credit program.

To learn more and to begin the process, read through the following

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Program delivery methods for Fall 2021 and later have not been confirmed. Delivery shown is based on current delivery methods amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Disaster and Emergency Management (D&EM) program is a distance-delivered diploma program with an emphasis on disaster risk management, resiliency building, and effective leadership. Combining current theoretical knowledge with practical skills training, the focus is on helping new and experienced practioners develop the necessary skills to safely and effectively manage disaster and emergency events in the public sector, industry, community, and across government.

Upon graduation from NAIT’s Disaster and Emergency Management program, you will be able to apply a variety of strategies, techniques, and tools to safeguard people, the environment, the economy, and property, both in Canada as well as in the global community.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry-relevant training

The Disaster and Emergency Management Program will give you the opportunity to study while balancing other aspects of your busy life. All 20 courses, including the Final Project course, are delivered 100% online. Your final project will showcase your ability to tackle a Disaster and Emergency Management issue or problem on behalf of an approved stakeholder, and provides the opportunity to apply practical knowledge to a real-world problem.

Emergency Management

Enter the workforce with confidence

Disaster and Emergency Management is one of the fastest growing fields in North America. Upon successful completion of the program, you may find employment in the public, private, non-profit, and industry sectors. Many organizations require disaster and emergency managers in areas of land-use planning, policy development, field work, public engagement, communications, business continuity, risk management, crisis management, disaster risk reduction, and community resilience.  This field is relevant and necessary for all organizations, communities, and businesses that are exposed to any type of natural or human-induced hazard.

NAIT is part of the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network and graduates from this program are well positioned to seek out additional credentialing available through organizations like the Disaster Recovery Institute and the International Association of Emergency Managers, if they choose.

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Have questions? We've got answers

If you’re looking for more information or have a question about the Disaster and Emergency Management program, we can help!

Our program advisors are here to answer your questions.

Email: emgt@nait.ca
Phone: 780.471.7560

International Students

International applicants should please note the following:

International applicants seeking permissions to take this program can contact a NAIT academic advisor – international focus to discuss options.



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Term Definition
Open Program still has seats available.
Waitlisting Program is full and qualified applicants are being placed on a waitlist. For information about waitlists, please visit the Waitlist FAQs.

If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
Closed Program is no longer accepting applications.
N/A Not available for this term.


*Program availability is subject to change without notice.