Certificate in Emergency Management

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Emergency Management is the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all aspects of emergencies (hazard assessment, mitigation, planning, response, and recovery.) The goal of Emergency Management is to reduce the harmful effects of hazards, but it requires knowledgeable leaders to plan for disasters and emergencies. The certificate program’s objectives are to provide students with an enhanced knowledge base in the area of emergency management, gain an understanding of regulations and guidelines, and to acquaint students with current trends and best practices in emergency management.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

Students who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at Murray State University may be enrolled in the certificate program upon permission of the program coordinator. Post-baccalaureate degree students are also eligible for this certificate program upon permission of the program coordinator.

TOTAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS.................................................................18 HOURS

Required Certificate Courses* (15 hours)
OSH 101 Emergency Medical Training
OSH 310 Fire and Emergency Preparedness Preplanning
OSH 311 Hazardous Materials and Emergency Planning
OSH 412 Emergency Management
*A grade of C or better must be achieved in all occupational safety and health courses in the emergency management certificate for successful completion of the certificate program.

Required Limited Electives (3 hours)
Select from:
CRJ 355 Security in Business and Industry
CRJ 425 Terrorism