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Emergency Management


Faculty:School of Health and Life Sciences
Degree:Diploma; Online
Field of Study:Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Cost per year:*
National: $4,334
International: $20,190

Cost per credit is $198 (for Domestic students) and $768 (for International students). Tuition cap per semester is $2,319 (Domestic) and $8,993 (International). Additional fees apply.



The Disaster and Emergency Management (D&EM) program is a distance-delivered diploma program with an emphasis on disaster risk management, resiliency building, and effective leadership. Combining current theoretical knowledge with practical skills training, the focus is on helping new and experienced practioners develop the necessary skills to safely and effectively manage disaster and emergency events in the public sector, industry, community, and across government.

Upon graduation from NAIT’s Disaster and Emergency Management program, you will be able to apply a variety of strategies, techniques, and tools to safeguard people, the environment, the economy, and property, both in Canada as well as in the global community.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicants are required to have: Grade 12 English and Math OR 5 years related field experience OR Open Studies Admission Requirements: you can also potentially enter the Emergency Management diploma program by successfully completing the following courses through NAIT Open Studies. Upon successful completion of these courses, you will be considered for acceptance into the Emergency Management diploma program even if you lack the necessary academic entrance requirements: EMGT1120 - Emergency Management as a Field of Practice, and one of EMGT1110 - Individual and Organizational Behaviour in Disaster OR EMGT1150 - Emergency Response.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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