Herkimer College Emergency Management Certificate Instructor Tim Riecker ’98 facilitated a functional exercise at San Francisco International Airport.

Herkimer College is one of the only colleges in the state to offer an online emergency management certificate program at this level.

With a new partnership, students in Herkimer College’s Emergency Management Certificate program can now transfer up to 18 credits toward the fully online Bachelor of Science in Emergency Services degree offered by Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus.

Embry-Riddle’s B.S. in Emergency Services is among the few that carry the “Certificate of Recognition” from Fire Emergency Services Higher Education and is also accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress. According to Embry-Riddle, the curriculum is designed to address all critical knowledge areas needed for contemporary emergency responders, and the program is globally recognized for providing career advancement.

“This transfer agreement creates incredible opportunities for students who complete Herkimer College’s certificate program and ensures continuity of the top-notch instruction and flexibility participants find with our institution,” says Herkimer College Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Robin Riecker. “With this partnership, the impact to the workforce – for both employees and employers – will be significant.”

Herkimer College’s Emergency Management Certificate program launched for the fall 2022 semester and is designed for transitioning professionals and individuals seeking industry-specific coursework essential to support whole community emergency management programs. It is the only online certificate program of its kind in the Mohawk Valley region, and Herkimer College is one of the only colleges in the state to offer an online emergency management certificate program at this level.

Herkimer College’s program was designed utilizing industry standards such as the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the National Preparedness Goal, the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), and NFPA 1600: Standard on Continuity, Emergency, and Crisis Management.

To learn more about the curriculum, cost of attendance, and financial aid, or to apply for the Emergency Management certificate program, visit www.herkimer.edu/EM. To find out more about Embry-Riddle’s B.S. program, visit erau.edu/degrees/bachelor/emergency-services.