Online Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction Certificate

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Develop skills and competencies in hazard analysis and effective communication through physical and social aspects to lessen the impact of hazard events on communities with an online certificate in natural hazards and disaster risk reduction.

Minimize Loss and Help Communities

Examine a wide range of natural hazards including floods, volcanoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes with reference to past and present real-world examples. Acquire skills in communication, hazard analysis and vulnerability assessment; and analyze the complex factors that contribute to the occurrence of events, their impact on society, and the strategies to minimize losses.

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This online certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

Advance Your Career

Enhance your career by opening new job opportunities with an advanced graduate certificate online. Our graduates work in government service, the nonprofit sector (both in the U.S. and abroad), and industry. Commit to growing your knowledge areas and to becoming an expert. Employers recognize advanced training—a graduate certificate may qualify you for leadership opportunities, project management responsibilities, or the chance to work on more complicated or sophisticated projects. Stand out by graduating from the #3 best accredited online college in Michigan (EDsmart).

About Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech is a public research university founded in 1885. Our Graduate School offers 40 master's degree programs and 27 PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.