About EMCP | UIC Emergency Management Online Certificate Program
The School of Public Health and the College of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago are partners in an exciting online program specializing in emergency management and business continuity planning. Emergency management is the process by which communities manage hazards and the effects of disasters. This process involves planning for the mitigation of the impacts of disasters, preparedness, response and recovery. Evidence of the growing importance of the field of emergency management and its close ties to public health can, unfortunately, be found in the grim stories of disasters from Katrina to 9/11. The response to such disasters must involve those responsible for emergency plan development as well as public health professionals. Truly effective responses must also involve affected corporate sectors. The need to develop corporate responses has given rise to the field of business continuity planning. Business continuity planning is a set of procedures which will allow an organization to resume interrupted critical services or functions after a disaster. The field represents a critical component of business risk management.
The Emergency Management and Continuity Planning (EMCP) Certificate Program provides participants with interdisciplinary training with an emphasis on "real" world experience. The courses that comprise the certificate are designed and presented by leading experts in the field in order to help individuals develop and refine their emergency management and continuity planning skills. Participants of the certificate will be able to:
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- 100% Online Program
- No required campus visits
- 16 credit hour program
- Can complete the program in as little as 3 semesters
- Learn anytime anywhere
- Diverse student population
- Worldwide network of successful alumni
- Renowned faculty with research and field experience
DID YOU KNOW
Between 2000 and 2012, natural disasters caused $1.7 trillion in damage and affected 2.9 billion people.
48% of Americans lack emergency supplies for use in the event of a disaster.
42% of cell phone owners do not know all their immediate family members phone numbers.
Hurricane Sandy was the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. It caused over $68 billion in damage and killed at least 286 people
A "Storm Watch" means there is the possibility of a storm occuring. A "Storm Warning" means a storm is on its way or already taking place.