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Emergency Management & Incident Response

Available as a one-year program

Prepare for an exciting and rewarding career providing leadership and guidance during emergency situations. Gain the knowledge and specialized skills needed to respond operationally and strategically to emergencies through mitigation and prevention, preparedness planning, response and recovery.

  • Credential
    • One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

  • Start Date

    September and May entry

Find your career

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in emergency management roles in various industries, levels of government and organizations. Graduates from this program will be prepared to fulfill a range of roles, including the following:

  • Emergency management analyst/coordinator/planner
  • Incident commander
  • Emergency preparedness planner
  • Continuity and emergency response specialist/coordinator
  • Emergency and business planning coordinator
  • Risk and emergency preparedness coordinator
  • Safety and emergency management analyst
  • Emergency planning and management coordinator
  • Emergency response officer

Experiential Learning

Explore topics such as planning and coordination, legislative frameworks, risk and assessment, incident management systems, incident response and crisis communications to prepare for a career providing management expertise in a range of emergency situations.

  • Learn how to develop, review and update emergency policies and programs based upon relevant legislation, standards and procedures, and what is required to conduct effective hazards identification and risk assessments.
  • Explore developing, conducting and evaluating training programs and exercises to test current emergency management programs while assessing the integration and compatibility of various emergency polices, plans and procedures.
  • Develop strategies for implementing and maintaining a business continuity plan that will ensure the recovery of normal operations for affected businesses and industries.
  • Get an introduction to coordinating the development and administration of public awareness and education programs, emergency information and media relations programs.

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