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Emergency Management

C-TV host David tells you why you should consider a career in Emergency Management / Homeland Security.

Be ready to help in any emergency, and work for homeland security, TSA, or other agencies!

Earn a certificate in Emergency Management tailored to today's needs in preparedness & security.

Is this program for you?

The Coastline Community College Emergency Management/Homeland Security Certificate is designed for two types of aspiring career-minded workers: 1) those who are seeking entry-level employment in public and/or private organizations that oversee public safety, security or services responsibilities in times of crisis, and 2) active government, private and non-profit employees concerned with developing advanced managerial, communication and planning skills in the field of emergency management. Knowing what to do in case of an emergency or large-scale disaster and how to act will save lives. Emergency management is constantly testing and creating scenarios that will help organizations be better prepared when an emergency situation occurs.

Why Study Emergency Management?

The field of Emergency Management/Homeland Security is growing exponentially, due primarily to media coverage and general increased awareness of emergency management around the world. To meet employment demands, public safety, and emergency management needs, Coastline Community College has developed an Emergency Management/Homeland Security Certificate composed of four important pillars. (See certificates below)

The program's focus allows you to dig deep into this specific topic, and start applying your knowledge immediately. Coastline Community College has developed a computer simulation program to help the students receive hands-on experience in our newly developed Emergency Operation Center.

Be Ready to Respond to Any Emergency

Fires, floods, earthquakes, terrorist threats...emergency management personnel are trained to handle these types of emergencies and many others. Whether you're deploying emergency response workers to a disaster site or developing strategic plans as part of a command staff in an office setting, Coastline's emergency management program will prepare you to successfully manage any emergency.

Be the One that People Count On

Emergency management personnel are invaluable when disaster strikes. These men and women are trained to manage emergency situations and respond to the needs of the people and areas affected in a quick and efficient manner. Emergency and disaster management professionals may be responsible for evacuating a town in danger, managing the distribution of food to people in crisis, or overseeing the provision of medical care to injured people. These people are needed in large and small emergencies.

List of Courses:

  • EMGT C101 Introduction to Emergency Management
  • EMGT C102 Introduction to Homeland Security
  • EMGT C105 Emergency Preparedness
  • EMGT C110 Emergency Response
  • EMGT C120 Disaster Recovery
  • EMGT C130 Hazard Mitigation
  • EMGT C140 Crisis Response for Responders (CRR)
  • EMGT C150 Crisis Management of Special Populations
  • EMGT C160 Introduction to public Information Officer (PIO)

Job Outlook and Potential Earnings

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, Emergency Management Specialists earned an average of $53,460 per year in 2008 (national average) In the Southern California area, Emergency Managers can expect to earn between $65,000 and $120,000 annually. We expect to see a 7-13% increase in the number of jobs available in emergency management between 2006 and 2016.

Jobs in the Field of Emergency Management/Homeland Security

  • Aviation security
  • CounselingCrisis management
  • Cyber security
  • Defense tactics
  • Disaster response
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Fire service
  • Forensics
  • Law enforcement
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Public health
  • Risk prevention
  • Security
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities

Access the college catalog for specific information regarding courses, certificates, and pathways to professional advancement!

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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