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NAIT disaster management diploma grads gain advanced credit towards JIBC BESMS program

Graduates of an emergency management program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) now have the opportunity for admission into a related degree program at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).

Students who have graduated from NAIT’s Diploma in Disaster and Emergency Management since January 2018 will receive advanced credit upon admission to JIBC’s Bachelor of Emergency & Security Management Studies (BESMS) program, according to an articulation agreement signed recently between the two institutes.

“We are pleased to partner with NAIT to provide an additional option for its disaster and emergency management diploma graduates to expand their educational opportunities,” said Colleen Vaughan, JIBC’s Vice-President, Academic. “We welcome NAIT students to further their education and training at JIBC in this exciting, rewarding and growing field.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the important role emergency management professionals play in public safety during times of crisis,” said Sarah Wareing, Dean of the School of Public Safety. “JIBC is proud to do its part in helping train those who prepare communities for the emergencies of the future.”

Graduates of NAIT's Diploma in Disaster & Emergency Management will receive full two-year credit towards the completion of JIBC’s four-year BESMS program.

JIBC’s Bachelor of Emergency & Security Management Studies program is delivered in a full- or part-time, online format. Topics covered include disaster planning; business continuity; risk and crisis management; security and intelligence; business administration; and leadership and management.


Want to make a difference every day? The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) provides the education and training to let people to do just that, being there to support others when their health, safety or property is at stake.

JIBC is a public, post-secondary institution focused on justice and public safety professionals at all stages of their careers in fields including law enforcement, firefighting, paramedicine, security and emergency management. Complementing these programs, the Institute provides instruction in related areas such as conflict resolution, mediation, leadership and counselling, offers graduate studies in cybersecuritybusiness intelligence, and tactical criminal analysis, and conducts applied research in the justice and public safety fields.