All campus buildings at all locations will operate on an adjusted schedule Friday, November 20 – November 30.
Course work includes classroom and laboratory exercises to introduce the student to various aspects of emergency preparedness, protection, and enforcement. Students will learn technical and administrative skills such as investigative principles, hazardous materials, codes, standards, emergency agency operations, and finance.
Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire/rescue agencies, law enforcement agencies, fire marshal offices, industrial firms, educational institutions, emergency management offices, and other government agencies. Employed persons should have opportunities for skilled and supervisory-level positions.
Areas of Employment
- Public and Non-profit: FEMA, NC Emergency Management, American Red Cross, ambulance services, fire/rescue agencies, law enforcement agencies, fire marshal offices
- Homeland Security: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Guard, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- Business: Risk manager, business continuity manager, consulting, facilities management,
- Environmental Sciences: Emergency management specialist
- Engineering: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Emergency management specialist, National Architects and Engineers Emergency Response Task Force Program
- Social Sciences: Disaster research
- Information Technology: Hazus software, CAMEO (Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations), WebEOC (crisis management), HURREVAC (National Hurricane Program), emergency communications, GIS software
- Public Health: Doctors without Borders, Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)