2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Jul 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog

Disaster Risk Management Certificate Course Map


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The Certificate in Disaster Risk Management is based on the priorities identified by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Sendai Framework. You will learn how to communicate and interpret risks, understand risk management, and monitor, evaluate, and review risk management processes and outcomes as they related to disasters. Globally, the frequency and cost of disasters continues to rise. The United States continues to see an increase in the number of $1 Billion climate and weather-related disasters that occur each year, with 20 having occurred in 2021 alone.

Admissions Requirement: 

  • Completion of at least an associate degree (or 90 college level credits) with a cumulative GPA for all college-level credits of 2.0 or greater 
  • Completion of ENGL&101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.  

Action Item: Meet with your Advisor 

Meet with your advisor prior to starting the program to create your certificate completion path.

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Total Credits: 20


1. Risk Management


  • Course Purpose: In this course you will develop foundational skills to identify, analyze, and evaluate risk in an organization or to a community within the context of all-hazards emergency management. 

2. Risk Communication


  • Course Purpose: In this course you will learn how to apply risk communication approaches to real life, by identifying stakeholders and each of their unique communications needs and by learning how to analyze the effects of your communication efforts.

3. Continuity Planning


Action Item: Meet with your advisor


Meet with your Advisor to make sure you are on-track to graduate and to consider what the next steps might be for your education. 

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. 

4. Risk Reduction


Total Credits: 20


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