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Graduate Certificate in Emergency Planning

The Emergency Planning graduate level certificate is designed to prepare the executive security professional for assessing and designing contingencies for public and private
security measures in a global society. Threats to safety and systems are examined and emphasis is given to the analysis of models and practices. Students will examine the cost/benefit comparisons of contemporary, theoretical, and practical models. Individuals completing the Emergency Planning Certificate at Southwestern College may apply all of these 15 credit hours earned toward a Master of Science degree in Security Administration.


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Why Choose Emergency Planning at SC

Recently ranked for being one of the Best Colleges for Online Learning, Southwestern College offers quality online degrees to adult learners. With courses taught by expert faculty and access to a variety of student resources, SC learners are provided with the tools and flexibility needed to succeed in their education while preparing for professional advancement.

  • Complete the certificate program in under one year
  • Transfer all credits toward the M.S. in Security Administration degree at SC
  • Nonprofit, regionally accredited

Admission Requirements

Anyone interested in completing the Emergency Planning certificate may complete a Southwestern College Professional Studies Graduate Application for Admission. The five courses comprising the Emergency Planning Certificate can be completed in eight months or less in convenient six-week classes with no prerequisites.


Core Major Requirements

MSA515: Physical Security Planning & Vulnerability Assessment

This course emphasizes real-world concepts, principles, and processes for building security and safety design, including assessing needs and working with security consultants. Security design concepts, security evaluation and planning, building hardening, security technology, and biochemical and radiological protection are covered. Conducting vulnerability assessments of physical protection systems from start of planning through final analysis, including senior management briefing, is examined.

MSA570: Homeland Security Defense & Administration 

This course emphasizes real-world concepts, principles, and processes for building security and safety design, including assessing needs and working with security consultants. Security design concepts, security evaluation and planning, building hardening, security technology, and biochemical and radiological protection are covered. Conducting vulnerability assessments of physical protection systems from start of planning through final analysis, including senior management briefing, is examined.

MSA575: Best Practices & Special Issues in Homeland Security

This course emphasizes real-world concepts, principles, and processes for building security and safety design, including assessing needs and working with security consultants. Security design concepts, security evaluation and planning, building hardening, security technology, and biochemical and radiological protection are covered. Conducting vulnerability assessments of physical protection systems from start of planning through final analysis, including senior management briefing, is examined.

MSA580: Terrorism: Perspectives & Consequences Management

This course emphasizes real-world concepts, principles, and processes for building security and safety design, including assessing needs and working with security consultants. Security design concepts, security evaluation and planning, building hardening, security technology, and biochemical and radiological protection are covered. Conducting vulnerability assessments of physical protection systems from start of planning through final analysis, including senior management briefing, is examined.

MSA585: Emergency, Disaster & Contingency Management 

This course outlines the essential roles of corporate and municipal managers and demonstrates the importance of their relationships with federal, state, and local government agencies as well as public and private community sectors. The emergency response plan, hazards, personnel training, and hazard and risk reduction strategies are covered. Contingency planning to protect vital facilities and critical operations is discussed via an implementation strategy, guidelines for minimizing development costs, and proven plan development methodology.

 


*Please note there is limited financial aid eligibility for this certificate program, consult your admissions representative or academic success coach for further information.

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