EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS and RESPONSE

CERTIFICATE

Emergency communications officers are a vital link in emergency situations and can be the difference between life and death in a crisis. There is a growing need for highly trained professionals with the skills and confidence to keep a level head under pressure.

MacEwan University's Emergency Communications and Response certificate gives you the skills to successfully evaluate, dispatch and coordinate police, fire and emergency medical services. You are trained to meet the demand for skilled professionals who can multi-task, operate complex and specialized technical equipment and think quickly and critically in a stressful environment.

This full-time, eight-month certificate program accepts applicants each fall. In the final month, you participate in a field placement that allows you to put theory to practice in different types of communication centres.

On campus or online

Starting in Fall 2023, you can complete the 8-month Emergency Communications and Response certificate program in one of two ways.

On campus

On-campus students complete the certificate by attending classes on campus on a full-time basis for 8 months.

Online

The distance learning option allows you to complete your certificate full time through online options. You must apply for and be accepted into the Emergency Communications and Response Distance Certificate.

Courses & Requirements
Check the academic calendar to find the courses you need to take and the requirements you must fulfill to complete your program.
Academic Calendar
I have eight months to help you learn to think like an emergency communications operator. You have the rest of your career to master that skill.
DOUG JOHNSON, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AND RESPONSE