PSA: Want to be a SHTF Professional?

We have a very eclectic group of subscribers to ‘Nox & Friends.  One of our subscribers is with Arizona State University who wrote in to tell us about their online degree.

So do you want to be a Professional SHTF expert and a sheepskin to prove it?

From their website:

The College of Public Service and Community Solutions

The emergency management concentration is a part of the Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security is offered by the College of Public Service & Community Solutions through ASU Online. This program’s graduates will be well-prepared to utilize public policy and best applicable management practices within their professional areas to develop protection, mitigation and preparedness measures to prevent and/or minimize societal impacts of natural and human-made threats and hazards. Likewise, our graduates will be able to employ necessary management and leadership skills in guiding local or national response to and recovery from any potential emergencies, disasters and other related societal threats. The 33-credit hour program can be completed in as little as one year.

The emergency management concentration is designed for individuals who intend to assume greater leadership and management responsibility in helping communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters in both private and public settings. Students gain an essential understanding of the entire vision, mission, and principles of emergency management with an emphasis on leadership, management, use of technology and both inter-agency collaboration and cross-sector collaboration.

Many emergency management-related positions reside in public sector agencies at all levels of government—and the concentration is not limited to those who are focused becoming an emergency manager per se. Those who are interested in pursuing careers in, and developing expertise in planning, emergency training and exercises, disaster recovery, hazards mitigation, and similar areas might choose to declare this concentration. Further, private sector organizations are increasingly developing emergency services units within their firms to enhance operational resilience, thus presenting another set of career opportunities.

~ Hardnox

(hat-tip to Ally for contacting us)

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8 Responses to PSA: Want to be a SHTF Professional?

  1. Brittius says:

    (A) Online, not accepted as brick-and-mortar.
    (B) Cost factors involved, in relationship to whatever gains financially or of personal value.
    (C) Most readers and bloggers, have a very good grasp of matters, without having an online or actual graduate class time.
    (D) Thirty-three online credits for an MA?? Even if it is underwritten by Arizona State University. I was going to take online classes from Oxford (England), but there too, nobody puts any value on online degrees.

    • Hardnox says:

      Thanks for weighing in. Not sure you’re 100% on no value. I got mine at a brick 7 mortar place but lots of people are doing their degrees online and there is a demand for it.

      • Brittius says:

        New York City Department of Personnel, refuses any online degrees.
        I have been offering to shelf my pension and get work, non-civil service. They don’t want me, as there are many younger than myself, but what I read over and over, is that no online degrees are accepted, and I believe many applicants have, those online degrees, even if underwritten by brick-and-mortar colleges.
        Maybe in the private sector (?), but there again, not many would offer jobs in that field of work, and would opt for conventional degrees from colleges and universities. If it were some security corporation, I don’t know, because I had turned down a job covering MLB’s top corporate people (I’m tired of running around), but the company said, they would rather have me, retired, with my background and years of training and experience, than anyone with only schooling and a degree. So again, I would be cautious before leaping onto and into something like the online degrees. That’s my opinion and views.

        • Hardnox says:

          Interesting. Thanks for weighing in. The lady (Ally) who sent this in will certainly be interested in reading your experience.

  2. I.R. Wayright says:

    Here’s how it will go if you complete that course and TSHTF.
    “Hi, I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”