Western Wyoming Community College

2500 College Dr, Rock Springs, WY 82902-0428

Program Details

The Emergency Management Certificate program at Western Wyoming Community College trains students for careers as specialists in crisis and emergency situations. Students may learn the various skills needed to coordinate disaster management activities such as preparing emergency plans and procedures while responding to emergency situations and coordinating procedures after the event. The program teaches students how to respond to various disasters such as natural, technological, and terrorist occurrences in a way that minimizes their impact upon the public. The program intends to enhance the abilities of state, local, federal, and tribal government officials as well as those in the volunteer and public/private sectors. The program also emphasizes the various elements of emergency management work together to save lives and minimize loss.

The program requires includes courses on the basic principles of emergency management as well as topics such as planning for disaster, operations centers, resource management, homeland security, and resource and recovery operations. Students will study methods used by managers to identify hazards and respond to emergencies, how to coordinate planning and response, and how to create modern emergency plans that meet local, state, and federal requirements. Other skills include learning how to find safe locations for operations as well as understanding the importance of exercise design and evaluation. 

As certificates focus on one area of study, they require less credit hours than an Associate's degree. This makes certificate programs potentially ideal for individuals who wish to hone in on one skill in order to enter into that profession or advance their current profession or knowledge base.

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      100% Online
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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


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