Emergency Management

http://www.uwgb.edu/pea

Certificate Program

Faculty, Public and Environmental Affairs – Marcelo Cruz, David Helpap, Ray Hutchison, Thomas Nesslein,  Laurel E. Phoenix, John Stoll, Lora Warner, Aaron Weinschenk, Elizabeth Wheat

Website: www.uwgb.edu/pea/

There is a nationwide effort within the Emergency Management industry today toward requiring bachelor’s degrees for professionals working in the field. This translates into more jobs in the future requiring advanced knowledge, critical thinking skills, and academic preparation – in short, a college degree. A degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with this added certificate will give you the edge you need to compete and succeed.

The risk of hazardous events is increasing dramatically as a consequence of our growing ability to alter our environment.

  • Tornados, floods, fires, disease and other natural hazards endanger people and property each year.
  • Homeland security is now a major focus for our federal, state and local governments. The events of September 11, 2001 brought home the acute necessity of planning for the social and economic impact of man-made disasters in the form of potential terrorist attacks.
  • Technological hazards are on the increase. Complex industrial processes using hazardous materials are becoming more common in the workplace.

Experts project that emergencies causing catastrophic loss of life, property and resources will occur more frequently in the future. Devastation and losses from a disaster can be lessened when businesses, emergency personnel and governments put organized, developed plans in place. Such planning requires skills in budgeting, administration, management and emergency operation procedures.

Certificate Program

Complete Required Upper Level Courses
PU EN AF 335Principles and Practices of Emergency Management3
PU EN AF 336Strategic Emergency Preparedness, Planning and Implementation3
PU EN AF 337Disaster Response Operations and Management3
PU EN AF 338Disaster Recovery3
PU EN AF 339Political and Policy Dimensions of Emergency Management3
Total Credits15