Is this program right for you?
Be the one in a dynamic and growing field keeping communities safe. If you have a bachelor's degree and interested in pursuing your career in the fields of disaster and emergency management, this program is for you. Video from our information session.
Applied knowledge and skills development
Gain a unique combination of theoretical knowledge and applied skills to advance your career prospects in Canada or abroad dealing with issues from natural disasters and pandemics, to identity theft and other public safety threats.
Study in one of the world’s best places to live, work and play
Enjoy living and studying in one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces as you complete your post-degree diploma.
This program is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree looking to enter and become a leader in the growing fields of disaster management, emergency planning and public safety and security.
Graduates of the program will have the skills to help communities and organizations to prepare, plan or respond to growing issues such as climate-related disasters, identity theft, pandemics, and other public safety threats.
Be taught by experienced instructors who are seasoned experts in their field. Study at a dynamic campus where public safety professionals train, from emergency managers to other first responders. Get the personalized attention you need to help you succeed in the program.
- Emergency and disaster management contexts and skills
- Leadership, management, and organizational awareness
- Systems thinking and business practices
- Communication and information management.
Through active engagement with challenges and problems drawn from real world practice, graduates will:
- Gain a foundation in the core concepts, issues, trends, and practices that inform emergency and disaster management in Canadian and international contexts;
- Analyze and apply the appropriate communications tools to interact effectively with multiple stakeholders in complex, stressful, and ambiguous situations; and
- Manage all components of an emergency program, such as planning, prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery.
WHAT YOU NEED TO GRADUATE
Students must successfully complete all 60 credits (20 courses) of the program at a rate of five courses per semester.
All courses in the program are offered at JIBC's New Westminster campus.
There is one intake a year in September, with an exceptional offering in January 2021.
The application deadline for January 2021 is October 31.
|Tuition Fee||Approx. $5,500 per year*||Approx. $16,000 per year*|
|Learner Services Fee||$5.93 per credit*||$5.93 per credit*|
(due upon acceptance)
* Fees are as of April 1, 2020 and are subject to annual increases
STEP ONE - Apply to the Program
Check the program application deadline date.
Apply by registering online at EducationPlannerBC and completing the online program application form.
STEP TWO - Submit Supporting Documents
Required documents should be submitted to the Registration office at email@example.com, in-person or by mail:
Coloured scanned copies of the required documents should be submitted to the Office of International Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the How to Apply for International Students page for details about the application process.
Only complete applications will be considered.
- September start: June 30
- January start: October 31
Complete applications must be received no later than the dates posted above.
To be eligible for this program, students are required:
- To provide proof of completion of an undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from a recognized institution outside of Canada. Credentials from non-Canadian institutions may be required to be evaluated by an external organization such as International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES) or World Education Services (WES). Any related costs for this assessment will be the responsibility of the applicant.
- Meet JIBC’s English language proficiency requirements if their undergraduate studies were completed in a language other than English. The minimum requirements are outlined on the English Requirements for International Students page.
- To provide a coloured copy of the applicant's passport identification page.
Term 1: Contexts in disaster management
|ESMS-1300 Foundations of Emergency Management: Planning and Preparation||CRES-1851 Introduction to Conflict Analysis and Resolution|
|ETHS-1100 Applied Ethics||SOCI-1100 Reconciling Colonial Practices|
|ESMS-2400 Introduction to Risk Management|
Term 2: behind the scenes
Term 3: resiliency and continuity
|ESMS-3330 Technology Applications in Security & Emergency Management Environments||ESMS-3340 Business Continuity Management **|
|ESMS-3500 Crisis Communications and Management **||ESMS-2450 Critical Infrastructure Protection Systems|
|ESMS-4310 Resilience and Recovery|
Term 4: management in complex environments