Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program

Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program

Event May 23, 2012
Phone: 724/287-8711 Ext. 8049
Type: Training
Date: 01/07/2013 1:00 AM EST - 10/01/2013 1:00 AM EDT
Location: Butler, PA

Staring January 7, 2013, Strategic Emergency Training (SET) at the Butler County Community College (BC3) will be offering the Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Certificate (HEPC) program once again. The program is an (almost completely) online program with 10 modules lasting a little over nine months. Information will soon be available on our website (, as will registration.

The HEPC program is designed for any personnel who have roles in hospital and healthcare emergency preparedness planning, response and recovery; those who have roles in municipal or general emergency preparedness or public safety; and for anyone who has an interest in this field of study.

Faculty for the program come from various healthcare, public safety and emergency management backgrounds from across the United States and are well versed and educated in their areas of expertise.

If anyone would like more information on the program, you may contact Terry Lonchena, SET Coordinator at 724-287-8711 Ext. 8049 or Look for more updates in the months to come!

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