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CSUSM Extended Learning Offers Timely
Certificate Program in Business Emergency Preparedness Planning
This fall, CSU San Marcos Extended Learning will offer a six-week certificate program that will help participants create emergency preparedness plans for their organizations.
San Marcos, Calif. — Sept. 1 — Fire season began early this year, and wildfires have been ravaging large portions of Northern and Central California. San Diego County residents are aware that it’s only a matter of time before the danger reaches our part of the state. With climate change intensifying the frequency and ferocity of natural disasters like fires and flooding, and the emerging perils of manmade disasters like cybersecurity threats and infrastructure breaches, it’s important to plan an effective response in the event of an emergency.
While emergency preparedness efforts tend to focus on protecting homes and families, the San Diego Office of Emergency Services recommends that every business have an emergency preparedness element in their strategic business plan. However, a mere 7% have taken this precaution: That means 93% of organizations do not have a plan for business resumption in the event of an emergency. CSU San Marcos aims to help more businesses become disaster-ready with the Professional Certificate in Business Emergency Preparedness Planning (BEPP). Meeting over six half-day sessions this fall, the BEPP Certificate will give participants the tools, information, and processes needed to develop and implement an emergency preparedness plan for their organization.
“Having been a first responder for many years, I recognize that the new Business Emergency Preparedness Planning Program at California State University San Marcos is a must-attend for San Diego’s business community,” says Jason Adams, Disaster Program Manager for the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross. “It is essential that businesses are exposed to this curriculum so that they can protect their staff and their assets, mitigate losses, and have the ability to keep their organizations functioning during and after a disaster.”
The BEPP Certificate program takes participants through each phase of the disaster preparedness planning process, from assessing potential hazards and vulnerabilities to developing a recovery plan and resuming operations. The classes will be held on-site at businesses and government emergency operations centers, giving those enrolled an inside look at the resources that are available to assist in a crisis. Over the course of the six-week program, each participant will develop an emergency plan for his or her business or organization using the techniques, strategies, and tactics learned in the classes.
Enrollment for the Business Emergency Preparedness Planning Certificate program is now open for fall 2015, with classes beginning on Friday, Oct. 9. The half-day classes will be held on Fridays from 8 am to 1 pm through Nov. 13, 2015, with lunch included at each session. The program is cohort based. To learn more about the BEPP Certificate program call 760-750-4020 or visit http://www.csusm.edu/el/certificateprograms/bpdev/bepp/index.html.
As the summer winds down, San Marcos students are headed back to school. With elementary, middle and high schools along with Cal State San Marcos and Palomar College back in session later this month, I-15 and SR-78 travelers can expect increased traffic delays during their daily commute.
While the increase in traffic congestion is familiar to city residents, students and commuters alike, the City of San Marcos is pleased to report that continued relief is on the way.
In the city’s ongoing efforts to get motorists moving and improve traffic flow, several roadway improvement projects are lined up over the next year. Planned projects include resurfacing of Rancho Santa Fe Road and annual pavement repair work throughout the community. New traffic signals slated for the intersections of Borden Road, Richland Road and Rose Ranch Road will also provide safer routes to Richland Elementary School.
During the school year and periods of roadway construction, drive with caution and provide ample time to reach your destination safely and on time.
The city of San Marcos still has room for large-scale projects, although the lack of redevelopment funds may make construction difficult.
Along with many projects, the 214-acre San Marcos’ Creek District Specific Plan was about to be implemented when the state of California eliminated redevelopment agencies in 2012.
While that financing vehicle is gone, city officials and developers are proceeding on the assumption the money will somehow be cobbled together.
Located along San Marcos Creek, between Discovery Street and San Marcos Boulevard, the plan calls for 2,300 residential dwelling units, 1,265,000 square feet of retail and as much as 589,000 square feet of office space.
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What: Free Information Session for the Pre-Health Professions (PHP) Program
Where: Cal State San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92096
When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Foundation Classroom Building (FCB104)
Why: Many post-baccalaureate individuals decide to change their careers and enter the expanding health industry. This post-baccalaureate program will prepare students who have completed a non-life-science degree in areas such as anthropology, English or psychology to gain the knowledge base required to become competitive applicants to health professional schools such as dental school, medical school or veterinary school. However, this goal is not easily realized because the subjects of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology are heavily impacted at nearly every university. At CSUSM, the cohort design of the Pre-Health Professions program will help alleviate this problem, and will meet student needs for preparation to competitively qualify for admissions into health professions programs.
Facts about the Pre-Health Professions (PHP) program:
For more information about upcoming information sessions or to RSVP, please visit www.csusm.edu/el/certificateprograms/science/prehealthprof/index.html.
About Extended Learning at California State University San Marcos
As the academic outreach arm of Cal State San Marcos, Extended Learning is a leading provider of professional and continuing education in North San Diego and Southwest Riverside counties. Offering degree programs and both academic credit and noncredit professional development courses, as well as career-based certificate programs, we help individuals and organizations achieve their educational and training goals.
What: Free Information Session for the Specialized Accelerated MBA (SAMBA) Program
Where: Cal State University San Marcos, Markstein Hall Room 103
When: Tuesday, December 2th, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Why: Specialized Accelerated MBA Program will provide participants with the skills they need to be successful in the business world and will prepare them for entrance into some of the finest companies in the region and abroad. This unique “stackable” program consists of 36-48 units in three phases: the Foundation, the Core, and the Specialization in Business Intelligence or International Business, which also presents three entry and exit points into and out of the program. Upon satisfactory completion of each phase of the program, students will receive a certificate, and upon completion of the final project/culminating experience, an MBA.
This flexible, innovative program will benefit business and non-business major graduates and international students interested in pursuing advanced business education, designed to be completed in 12-15 months. Attend this or any information session for program details!
For more information about upcoming information sessions and to RSVP, please visit our website at http://www.csusm.edu/el/degreeprograms/mba.
About Extended Learning at California State University San Marcos
As the academic outreach arm of Cal State San Marcos, Extended Learning is a leading provider of professional and continuing education in North San Diego and Southwest Riverside counties. Offering degree programs and academic credit and noncredit professional development courses, as well as career-based certificate programs, we help individuals and organizations achieve their educational and training goals.