2012-2013 Student Catalog 
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2012-2013 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Management, Certificate

Contact Information

Program Requirements

Typical Program

Degree/Certificate:     Certificate
HEGIS Code:             5508
SUNY Code:              2011
Major Code:              EMGC

The Career

The mission of the one-year certificate program in Emergency Management is to prepare our students to respond to and be effective professionals before, during and after any local, statewide or national emergency.  In addition, this career path will provide students with an option to enter a new career with many opportunities.

In an increasingly complex world facing natural and human-induced disasters, students completing this curriculum will have an understanding and have expertise of how individuals and organizations should respond during disasters. They will be able to face the specific challenges encountered by emergency responders, team leaders and managers.

The NCCC Approach

Individuals, police officers, fire fighters, emergency responders, safety and security officers in both the public and private sectors will be prepared to offer practical strategies and methodologies for effective response. Learning activities will include the Incident Command System and the Emergency Operation Center.

Graduates will be able to engage, facilitate, lead and encourage community and organizational disaster preparedness.

Courses are taught by dynamic, qualified emergency management faculty who are a part of this very good program, which falls under Homeland Security.


Students are admitted in September and January.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • The certificate in Emergency Management is structured to provide those who are working in the field with academic experience in the emergency management curriculum.
  • To prepare our students to react to and be effective before, during and after any local, statewide or national emergency.
  • To graduate students who have the knowledge, experience, critical decision-making, communication skills and leadership skills needed to be able to respond appropriately to emergency situations as individuals and, more importantly, manage community responses to emergency situations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  • Communicate effectively a knowledge of emergency management content areas to include public safety critical incident command, emergency planning, emergency operations, exercise planning, emergency operations center organization and management, leadership, resource planning and utilization of national emergency management operation guidelines.
  • Apply the knowledge base of necessary skills and demonstrate the ability to function within the national incident management system during a local, statewide or federal emergency.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, communication and management skills by analyzing situations, determining proper actions, evaluating possible alternatives and unforeseen circumstances, and then taking appropriate actions as an incident manager.

Typical Program

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are available to volunteer firefighters and EMTs through a special fund set up by Senator George Maziarz and the Niagara County Emergency Management Office. Other financial aid may be available for those who qualify.