Emergency Management for Professionals

Emergency Management for Professionals

Emergency Management 12-week summer course: May 24th – August 13th*

*As we monitor the current VT Covid-19 protocols, The Emergency Management Course will begin online (as planned) with the optimism for the ability to meet on-campus for the five on-campus sessions.  However, if need be, it can be completed 100% online.

Learn how to help your community with the Saint Michael’s College Emergency Management for Professionals certificate program. The program offers chances for professionals to learn teamwork, community engagement and leadership while helping to train individuals to improve the safety of businesses, organizations and communities.

 

Emergency management is the organization and management of the resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies (preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery). The aim is to reduce the harmful effects of all hazards including threatened or actual natural disasters, including pandemics, acts of terrorism and other man-made disasters, and technological disasters such as power grid failures.

Who benefits from emergency management preparedness?

  • Business: Continuity of operations, logistics and supply chain security
  • Education: Preparation for active shooter events, chemistry spill, etc
  • Psychology: Understanding Mass trauma care in a disaster
  • Engineering: Disaster resilient buildings and infrastructure
  • Technology: Understanding Cyber Security and critical infrastructure vulnerabilities.
  • Home Preparedness: Family preparation and planning in the event of a local, regional, or global disaster?
  • Environmental: Understanding weather and natural disaster planning
  • Religious Organizations: Ministering to all faiths in a disaster

The Emergency Management (EM) for Professionals certificate program is designed to educate and involve area professionals in all fields in emergency management and disaster mitigation. Additionally, the curriculum will develop students’ skills and training in leadership and community engagement, enhancing their ability to provide service to those affected by disaster.

The SMC certificate provides a foundation understanding of EM principles using best practices and nationally recognized training programs to integrate your knowledge into your workplace and personal life. In addition to Saint Michael’s College Certificate of Completion, this program prepares you to evaluate emergency preparedness, prepare readiness and recovery plans based on your work and home experiences while also completing state and national courses that prepare you for certification with the state of Vermont.

Emergency Management is truly an interdisciplinary profession. The practices of preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation apply not only in the public and government sectors, but also in the private sector. Businesses must be prepared for disasters and have resiliency plans to survive, continue operations, and support their customers throughout and following disasters. The same is true for service organizations, religious institutions and businesses and governments large and small. This 12 week intensive course combines in-person and online lessons along with discussions, readings and group projects to create an integrated and experiential learning environment.

Emergency Management 103 – Emergency Management for Professionals (4 credits): Fundamentals of Emergency Management and command systems including the Vermont Local Emergency Management Director’s course, Red Cross shelters and other federal and state courses. This course builds on EM principles, discusses government and community relations and public information, hazard assessment and culminates in a nationally recognized program in emergency management exercise evaluation and control.

The 12-week Summer class runs from May 24th to August 13th.

The course is both online and in-person – there are six days for live or in-person sessions (one being virtual):

  • 5/25 On campus
  • 6/1 On campus
  • 6/22 Virtual
  • 7/20 On campus
  • 8/3 On campus
  • 8/4 On campus

The Emergency Management Certificate costs $1,980. That is $495 per credit for a four credit program.

**Please note, no federal financial aid is available for students in this program.

How much does the program cost?

The program is a 4-credit course, with tuition set at $495/credit. The total cost for the program is $1,980. Participants will not have to purchase any additional textbooks for this course, as all course material will be provided. No federal financial aid is available.

Is class online or in-person?

The course is both online and in-person – there are six days for live or in-person sessions (one being virtual):

  • 5/25 On campus
  • 6/1 On campus
  • 6/22 Virtual
  • 7/20 On campus
  • 8/3 On campus
  • 8/4 On campus

Do I get official college credit?

Yes, this is a 4-credit course. If you would like to order an official transcript, please visit www.smcvt.edu/transcripts. All credit is transferable at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Do I get a certificate?

Yes. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a Saint Michael’s College certificate indicating the successful completion of the program.