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Keep Your Community Safe and Your Career Secure
Ensuring the safety and security of a nation’s infrastructure, economy—and most importantly, its people—is essential for our society’s success. This certificate program will educate you about the threats posed by domestic and international terrorism and the best strategies for countering them.
Through innovative coursework melding research, critical thinking techniques, and real-world case studies, you will build your skills and develop emergency and disaster plans that can be employed in the face of both man-made and natural threats.
A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to this graduate certificate program.
Start March 6
Courses start every 8 weeks
What Courses Will I Take?
- Apply 100% of your certificate to Excelsior’s MS in Criminal Justice program.
- Keep your career on the cutting edge— while saving time and money
- Emergency management directors are in high demand for communities seeking ways to plan for natural and civil challenges
- Boost your earning potential and your skills
$715 per Credit
Real Community. Real Experience.
Gretchen Schmidt has been in academia for nearly 20 years. After several years in the legal field she determined that she could make more of an impact on peoples' lives through teaching. As a lifelong learner herself, she truly believes in Excelsior’s mission.
Our courses are designed by a team of academically and industry qualified professionals who develop experiential and problem-based learning experiences to ensure learning in the classroom is really connected to things going on in today’s workplace.
Contract manager for external investigations for the USDA with 20 years experience as a narcotics investigator for New York State.
Steve Carriere joined the Coast Guard in 1989 and for 27 years was involved in various emergency aid missions such as responding to 9-11 and hurricane aftermath clean-up efforts. He found his calling in emergency management, and after earning his degree from Excelsior, he’s gone on to join and make a difference with Team Rubicon, a volunteer disaster relief organization serving others in times of crisis.
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Emergency Management Specialist
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