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Emergency-Disaster Preparedness Management

Planning and preparing for emergencies and disasters is not just for hospitals and police departments anymore. The world has changed and lessons learned in the recent past reveal the necessity for knowledgeable and trained personnel. Preparing today's leaders for tomorrow's emergencies and disasters can lessen both the strains on services during a disaster and the severity of the consequences. Designed for managers as well as individuals with aspirations for career change or advancement, this degree and certificate program is comprised of performance-based learning experiences intended to develop the essential knowledge and skill competencies required for emergency managers.

Projected employment for Emergency Management Specialists is expected to grow faster than average (increase 18 to 26 percent) for all occupations through 2014.
- U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Handbook, 2006-07 Edition

"The Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama (Offices for Domestic Preparedness, Department of Homeland Security) estimates that there are more than 11 million emergency responders and other personnel in this country that would need training to deal with terrorist incidents."

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Emergency Disaster Preparedness Concentration

All courses are 3 credits each.