The emergency management certificate provides the student with the fundamentals of an emergency management program. The certificate program will present the four components of the disaster cycle (planning, mitigation, response, and recovery) in the FIRE 2241 course and then apply those fundamentals in subsequent course work. The certificate is applicable to students interested in emergency response to all hazards, and natural and human-made disasters. The knowledge gained will be useful in any field of study including fire, law enforcement, health, and national security. It is applicable to both private and public sectors.