​​​​​​​​​​​Emergency and Disaster Management Certificate​

Be prepared. Save lives. Protect the Environment.


The University of Findlay's Emergency and Disaster Management Certificate prepares professionals and community members to help citizens and businesses to recover from any sort of disaster.  


This course is ideal for:

  • Professionals who work in industries surrounding emergency operations who are looking to increase their engagement and responsibility in the field
  • People who want to be prepared for natural or manmade disasters in order to protect themselves, their family, and their businesses
  • City and County officials and employees who will be directly engaged in the event of a disaster
  • Nonprofit services who aim to serve the community in times of need

This certificate can be completed:

  • Online, on campus or through a convenient blend of both
  • In as few as two semesters
  • For the cost of $663 per semester hour


Emergency and Disaster Management Certificate Coursework 

Complete five of the following courses for a total of 15 credit hours


Environmental Health and Epidemiology (ENVM 510)

This course provides you with the knowledge needed to undertake a public health investigation. You will learn how epidemiology is an important tool to evaluate how the diverse and dynamic elements of natural systems and human populations impact each other through an environmental safety and health lens. A background in biomedical science, statistics or advanced mathematics is suggested. 


Disaster and Emergency Management (ENVM 560)

When disaster strikes a community must band together to take action. Learn how to create a systematic approach for emergency planning, incident command and response and recovery for organizations of all sizes that involves government agencies, the private sector and non-profits.  


Waste and Wastewater Treatment (ENVM 585)

Learn about the common treatment technologies and design engineering approaches used to prepare drinking water and treat wastewaters. Regulatory expectations under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act and related water-quality laws are emphasized throughout.

Air Pollution Control (ENVM 590)
In order to change policies, its best to know them inside and out. This course covers issues relating to the sources and types of air emissions, meteorology and its roles in the dispersion of air pollutants. Additionally, the course will review the regulatory history of federally enacted laws and go in-depth in modern technology using to tackle air pollution.  

Disaster Management: Vulnerability and Threat Assessment (ENVM 660)

We have never been more able to assess and respond to natural, accidental, criminal and terrorist threats. The course emphasizes both the identification of potentially catastrophic hazards and appraisal of their potential operational impacts within organizations' overall protective strategies to reduce risk.


Disaster Management: Incident Command and Response (ENVM 661)

This course offers a state-of-the-art guide for designing an emergency response system incorporating all the latest guidance from the federal agencies now cooperating within the Department of Homeland Security, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), OSHA, National Security Agency (NSA) and Departments of Transportation (DOT), Justice and Treasury, as well as professional associations such as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (ACHMM). The course includes exercise development and implementation.


Disaster Management: Business Continuity and Asset Protection (ENVM 662)

Life doesn't stop after a disaster. This course addresses the business issues of coping with a catastrophe including operational continuity, contingency planning, loss exposure, insurance, liability, public-sector assistance, bankruptcy and long-term recovery.  


Instructing the Adult Learner (EDHR 642)

To be a good manager, you have to be able to set your employees up for success. Learn various teaching strategies, techniques and methods suitable for adult learners so you can train in an effective manner. 




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