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About This Micro-Credential

Keyboard with the word Disaster Recovery Plan on one of the keys
Valuable for individuals working in federal, state and local government agencies and, increasingly, is beneficial for those working in corporations, universities, schools, hospitals and other nonprofit organizations.

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Skills You Will Gain

Disaster Recovery Planning

Hazard Evaluation


Disaster Response

Emergency Management

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize important role of federal, state and local governments in managing natural and man-made catastrophes.
  • Develop and apply techniques for collaborating with community partners before, during and after a disaster.
  • Create hazard-evaluation disaster concept model that addresses the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
  • Prepare community or organizational vulnerability assessment for various types of disasters, both natural and man-made.
  • Comprehend history of terrorism, causes of terrorism and the development of modern terrorist organizations.
  • Understand and evaluate counter-terrorism and homeland security efforts in the United States.

Required Courses

  • PAD 681 - Homeland Security
  • PAD 682 - Emergency Management
  • PAD 683 - Terrorism
  • Offered completely online.


Jennifer Bachner, PhD
Dr. Julie Olberding
Disaster Readiness, First semester offered: Spring 2018


Northern Kentucky University
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