Emergency and Disaster Management

Emergency 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 public safety dispatcher program. Courseswork 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.

Transfer to a bachelor's program

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

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Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.