No, you do not need to own a computer to take online classes, but you must have access to a computer and the internet. Students will be required to submit assignments electronically and communicate with professors via email. For additional information, please consult FSU online Prospective Student FAQ(Hyperlink http://online.fsu.edu/prospective/faq.cfm) . Note: some classes offered by the Emergency Management Program require students to submit presentations that require microphone and/or webcam use. Students must have access to a webcam or other means of recording video/audio for the web.
The EMHS program tries to offer classes on a rotating schedule that meets the needs of the students. Please visit the Course Offerings page for a general schedule of classes for upcoming semesters.
Each course has different textbook requirements in the program. Please contact the instructor teaching the course about what textbooks are needed.
If you are involved with FSU for multiple degrees we do not allow students to repeat courses when achieving a second or graduate EM certificate. If you want to pursue a second graduate certificate in EM please get in touch with us and we will provide alternate courses for you to participate in.
Yes. You need to register with the university as a special (non-degree seeking) student through the normal FSU process. More information on that can be found here: https://admissions.fsu.edu/nonDegreeApp/ . Upon completion of registering with the school, you must fill out a certificate application before you finish your first six cour hours.
Both. Courses are offered as a mix of online (when possible) and in the classroom. Some courses are offered in a Weekend Intensive format, allowing students to travel to Tallahassee for three weekends during the semester to attend classroom and lab sessions.
Yes. Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Emergency Mangement is offered in the Spring (online) and Summer (classroom) semesters. Application of UAS (the second course) is offered during Fall semester. Policy and Implementation of UAS is offered in the Spring semester in the classroom.
Yes. It counts as any of our other EM courses.
The Application of UAS certificate demonstrates to employers and insurers that the student is a trained and capapble operator - however, we do not 'certify' people to fly UAS.