General Admission Requirements
Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma or Degree in the related field, OR related work experience in Emergency Management.
Applicants who have not completed a university degree or college diploma may be considered based upon relevant emergency management work experience and/or post-secondary credits achieved.
Additional Requirements for International Students
In addition to the general admission requirements, international students must have proof of English Proficiency and meet the requirements below.
1. Degree in a related field of study such as Medicine, Nursing, Law Enforcement, or Emergency Services
2. English Proficiency (we will require one of the following):
- IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System – minimum overall band of 6.5 with no individual Band score under 6.0
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Computer based overall minimum score of 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading: 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.
- PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic – Graduate Diploma: 60+
If your country of citizenship has English as its official language, we may accept alternate proof of English Proficiency.
All educational documents must be submitted in English and will be dependent on the country of citizenship.
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This course examines and explores communication needs associated with contexts of heightened concern (e.g., crisis, conflict, disasters) that support individuals, organizations and communities making effective risk/benefit decisions, managing fear and uncertainty, and responding to crisis.
This course examines the relationship between hazards and disasters by exploring the historic and contemporary principles, policies, and legal frameworks guiding the field of practice. Analyzes different paradigms for conceptualizing the practice of disaster and emergency management.
This course examines the ongoing changing hazards of the 21st century and explores various approaches to disaster risk management used. The course consists of an in-depth exploration of hazard, vulnerability and resilience as well as analytic review of risk management frameworks that structure the assessment of hazards and their impacts on society.
Intelligence gathering and analysis is an investigative process that supports investigators or operational units during the course of an investigation/disaster management. Through data collection and interpretation, the process of analysis allows analysts and investigators to make sense of assembled facts and discover the nature of relationships between seemingly unconnected elements. The course focuses on the intelligence process, critical thinking, and link analysis techniques. Learners will also apply various analysis techniques to a case study and prepare a criminal intelligence report based on that exercise.
In this course, students will explore current issues, gaps and drivers for change within the emergency management realm while examining theories and the research of disaster and emergency management literature to understand criteria for best practices as well as for development of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery plans.
In this course, students focus on community risk reduction with a focus on fire and life safety education. Students will explore the valuable resources needed and currently used in the field of life safety educators. Through successful completion of course content, students meet all requirements of Fire and Life Safety Educator I defined in Chapter 5 of the NFPA 1035 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire and Life Safety Educator.
This general education course will provide students with an introduction to Canadian Indigenous Nations’ history, sovereignty, land titles, cultural history and current critical issues. Topics addressed include the content of aboriginal rights, economic and social development, community and political processes, and business law and policies, justice & social services. Canadian Indigenous History and Relations is a general education course that has been incorporated into all programs at Northern College.
This course is designed to create an understanding of key foundational concepts as well as how to implement during simple and complex incidents, including the management and understanding of all divisions within the IMS.
This course prepares the student to lead and manage various disaster and emergency management projects by applying project management practices, principles, processes, tools and techniques to their work. Project managers must learn to work with the project team and other stakeholders to determine and apply best practices that will lead the project to overall success. By applying the appropriate combination of processes, inputs, tools, techniques, outputs and life cycle phases, students will learn the necessary skills to successful manage complex disaster and emergency projects within prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery phases.
This course introduces the student to key cybersecurity concepts and focuses on securing data and limiting the disruption of operations. Students will learn to identify and assess cybersecurity threats ranging from cyber terrorism to cyber bullying. Students will also examine strategies for protecting information and systems at both individual and business levels, as well as the roles played by law enforcement and the legal system in combating cyber issues.
This course will lead the students through exploring the complications of a public health crisis, this course explores the challenges surrounding the ability to prepare, plan and respond to pandemic health disasters as well as mass casualty events. A review of multiple case studies and lessons learn will provide students with the tools and resources needed to prepare and manage such an event.
The Terrorism Response and Recovery course prepares the student to understand the ongoing challenges posed by the threat of domestic/international terrorism, understand the history of terrorism, and explore terrorists’ motives and methods. Students will also review the implications of this new reality on emergency preparedness, management and response actions.
Beginning with an overview of the basic concepts surrounding exercise design, this course prepares the student to design, conduct, control, evaluate and implement table-top emergency exercises