TEEX Offers an Infrastructure Disaster Management Certificate

Dec. 18, 2019
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute is offering a certificate program to help professionals to learn more about disaster management.

Professionals who would like to enrich their personal knowledge and skills related to critical infrastructure disaster management and resilience can earn a ​TEEX Infrastructure Disaster Management certificate.

This program combines a broad understanding of homeland security infrastructure disaster management doctrine with an in-depth examination of key critical infrastructure sector concepts and strategies focused on four critical sectors of the community infrastructure.

To earn the certificate, professionals must complete these four courses:

  • Disaster Management for Public Services (MGT317): With this training, public service stakeholders including those from the City Staff, Public Works, Utilities, and Emergency Management can extend their knowledge and skills for protecting their communities and critical infrastructure (CI) from potential or actual threats. During this course, participants work together in multidisciplinary teams to apply the course information with their professional experience in a variety of hands-on, small group activities, and disaster scenarios.
  • Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infrastructure (MGT341): The National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) identified hospitals and healthcare organizations as CI. This course brings planning and management stakeholders from the hospital and healthcare sector together with supporting community leaders to ensure the resiliency of healthcare infrastructure services in the event of a high-consequence event. Participants will examine preparedness processes and activities, sector dependencies and interdependencies, and discuss resiliency strategies to ensure the sustainability of these facilities and organizations.
  • Disaster Management for Electric Power Systems (MGT345): Electric power systems provide an enabling function across all critical infrastructure sectors. In our connected world, interruptions in electric service threaten the whole community. This course brings together internal and external stakeholders from the electric power utility and emergency management community who are responsible for ensuring the resiliency of the Nation’s electric power systems during a high consequence or catastrophic event within a jurisdiction.
  • Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities (MGT343): The NIPP identified water and wastewater (WWW) systems as CI. These systems are vital to the communities’ public health and economic development. The interdependencies between WWW, other CI sectors, and emergency management necessitate a common understanding by stakeholders of water sector impacts. We will guide you through issues concerning preparing for, responding to, mitigating, and recovering from incidents affecting WWW facilities.

For more information on the training program at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute, call 979-458-9188.

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