Emergency and Disaster Management
From readiness and recovery from natural disasters and terrorist attacks to public health initiatives and homeland security operations, the Emergency and Disaster Management program at Harper College prepares you to become a leader in public service.
Harper offers an AAS degree and certificate programs in emergency and disaster management, as well as a public safety dispatcher program. Coursework covers a range of topics, including hazardous materials, terrorism, psychology, hazard analysis and mitigation, and incident management systems.
Graduates have excelled in positions such as emergency services manager, environmental compliance planner, and emergency disaster coordinator.
Earn a career-ready degree
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Continue your education
Harper offers transfer guides to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.
Earn a workforce credential
Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program. Many of Harper's certificates are stackable to a degree program through additional coursework.
Flexible program options
- Catalog Course Descriptions
- Functional Abilities
- Program Highlights, Career Information and Testimonials
- Program Overview (PDF)
- Sample Job Description (PDF)
- Student Organizations
- Job Placement Resource Center
For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request informationform.