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Emergency Management Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in Emergency Services

Working in the emergency services industry is not for everyone – it requires discipline, a cool head and the confidence to make decisions under pressure. Emergency management programs at Ontario colleges help students develop these skills, preparing them for successful and rewarding careers in a field dedicated to helping people in need.

If you believe you’re up to the challenge of a career in emergency services, here’s what you need to know. More

Emergency Management Courses

Programs are typically separated into two areas of emergency services:

  • Emergency Telecommunications. Emergency telecommunications programs prepare students to work as dispatchers and call facilitators with emergency response organizations. Students will learn public safety communications guidelines and laws as well as interpersonal skills such as conflict management, to act as the connection between the public and emergency services workers (paramedics, police officers and more).
  • Emergency Management. Emergency management programs teach students to work within regulations and laws to effectively manage emergency situations. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge, case analysis and simulation, students will examine emergency situations from planning, preparedness, operational and recovery perspectives and will learn to create emergency response plans and strategies.

General Emergency Management Program Requirements

Ontario college emergency management programs are offered at the diploma, certificate or graduate certificate levels, depending on the program. Diploma and certificate programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, which includes a grade 12 English credit. Additional requirements vary by program. Graduate certificate programs require a college diploma or university degree, or related work experience.

Emergency Management Jobs and Salaries

Jobs in the emergency services industry are on the rise, which means qualified professionals are in demand. Positions like dispatchers or crisis managers span across a variety of public and private sectors, including:

  • Police
  • Fire
  • Ambulance
  • Security firms
  • Alarm response

Salaries in the field will vary depending on the position, but entry-level positions will typically start around $30,000 a year.

Ontario Colleges Offering Emergency Management Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of emergency management programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details 911 and Emergency Services Communications SENECA KING CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

911 and Emergency Services Communications


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ESC
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details 911 and Emergency Services Communications SENECA KING OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

911 and Emergency Services Communications


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ESC
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details 911 Emergency and Call Centre Communications DURHAM OSHAWA CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

911 Emergency and Call Centre Communications


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: EMCC
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details 911 Emergency and Call Centre Communications DURHAM OSHAWA OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

911 Emergency and Call Centre Communications


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: EMCC
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Advanced Security Management MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Advanced Security Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 174
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Bachelor of Human Services (Police Studies) Advanced Standing -Only for Police Diploma Grads GEORGIAN ORILLIA CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Human Services (Police Studies) Advanced Standing -Only for Police Diploma Grads


  • Program Length: 8 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: BHSA
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 5
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Only for Police Foundations diploma graduates.

Show details Emergency Management FANSHAWE LONDON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Emergency Management


  • Program Length: 24 WEEKS
  • Program Code: EMG2
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

Show details Emergency Management FLEMING PETERBOROUGH OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Emergency Management


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: EMP
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Emergency Management SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Emergency Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PEMGD
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Emergency Management (FULL-TIME ONLINE) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Emergency Management (FULL-TIME ONLINE)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1809X09F
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is Offered Full-Time Online.

Show details Emergency Management (FULL-TIME ONLINE) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Emergency Management (FULL-TIME ONLINE)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1809X09F
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is Offered Full-Time Online.

Show details Emergency Management (FULL-TIME ONLINE) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Emergency Management (FULL-TIME ONLINE)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1809X09F
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is Offered Full-Time Online.

Show details Emergency Services Fundamentals DURHAM OSHAWA CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Emergency Services Fundamentals


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: EMSF
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Emergency Telecommunications FANSHAWE LONDON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Emergency Telecommunications


  • Program Length: 15 WEEKS
  • Program Code: EMT1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Emergency Telecommunications FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Emergency Telecommunications


  • Program Length: 15 WEEKS
  • Program Code: EMT1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Emergency Telecommunications HUMBER NORTH CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Emergency Telecommunications


  • Program Length: 1 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 07631
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Emergency Telecommunications HUMBER NORTH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Emergency Telecommunications


  • Program Length: 1 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 07631
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Honours Bachelor of Police Studies (formerly Bachelor of Human Services-Police Studies) GEORGIAN ORILLIA CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Honours Bachelor of Police Studies (formerly Bachelor of Human Services-Police Studies)


  • Program Length: 8 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: BHSP
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

If you are a graduate of Police Foundations-you must apply to BHSA.

Show details Paramedic CONFEDERATION DRYDEN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Paramedic


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0694
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Paramedic CONFEDERATION FORT FRANCES CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Paramedic


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0694
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

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