University of Maine at Augusta launches two new academic programs supporting community safety

The University of Maine at Augusta is offering two new, one-of-a-kind online degree programs to train students for careers in fields pertaining to public and community safety, one that will begin immediately and another that will be offered in the fall of 2022.

Students can pursue an online master of science in trauma-informed emergency management and an online associate of science in community policing. Both degrees rely on existing courses, but allow students to receive higher credentials and more education and training to better prepare them for maintaining community safety and well-being.

The 30-credit MS in trauma-informed emergency management, which launched this summer, is the first graduate program in emergency management in Maine and the only one in the U.S. that is trauma-informed. According to Program Coordinator Kati Corlew, “The program not only provides students traditional emergency management and preparedness training, but also teaches them how to plan for and help people deal with the mental, psychological, emotional and cognitive trauma they experience during crises.”

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