Program Overview

The Emergency Management Planning and Administration Certificate from Lakeland Community College is designed for individuals with a passion for helping and coordinating in times of crisis. With a focus on the policy, planning, and administration of various emergency response organizations, this certificate gives students insight into the problems facing these teams and how to operate within state and federal guidelines during different situations. Those who earn this certificate may go on to take on roles as risk managers, industrial emergency planners in the public or private sectors, or emergency response directors. Credits earned from this certificate may count towards the Associate of Emergency Management Planning and Administration Degree, as well.

In order to earn this certificate, students must complete a total of 28 overall credits, made up of 2 and 3-credit courses at the 1000 and 2000-level. After the Introduction to Emergency Management course, students will take Emergency Management Administration and Policy, Emergency Planning, Incident Command System, Developing Volunteer Resources, Mitigation for Emergency Managers, Operations Center Management and Operations, and Community Relations and Customer Service courses at the 1000-level. The remaining 2000-level courses are Exercise Design and Evaluation, Public Sector Supervision and Leadership, Hazardous Materials Operations and Command, and Disaster Response and Recovery.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Applicants must have a diploma from an accredited high school or GED. Prospective students must also take the COMPASS exam, a placement test for English and math.

    School Overview

    Lakeland Community College is a two-year public school located in Kirtland, Ohio. Lakeland was founded in 1967 as the first college in Ohio to be established based on a vote of the people. Off-site campuses are located in Madison, Painesville, and Willowick.

    Lakeland Community College offers over 130 certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in programs such as: arts and humanities, business technologies, engineering technologies, science and health technologies, and social science and public service. Online courses are available for students who are looking for a more convenient schedule where they can “attend class” any time or place that they like.


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