CANTON, NY (10/05/2016)(readMedia)-- SUNY Canton's online bachelor's degree in Emergency Management was ranked as the best program of its kind in the country by the Emergency Management Degree Program Guide.
The program jumped from eighth place in 2014 to the top spot this year, primarily due to high graduation rates and affordable tuition.
The website praised the program, saying, "armed with a rare set of resources, from connections with local government agencies to state-of-the-art technologies like a Virtual Emergency Operations Center and Graphical Information System software, this program has the curious ability to make long-distance learning feel three-dimensional."
"We are incredibly proud to be ranked number one in the country for our online Emergency Management program," said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. "Our faculty are focused on ensuring that our students gain both the theoretical knowledge and the practical experience that prepares them for immediate employment in the field."
Students are able to participate in exercises and complete internships with local, state and federal agencies. Career opportunities for graduates include positions at public and private emergency and disaster management entities, as well as hospitals and public health agencies.
"SUNY Canton's Emergency Management program uses cutting-edge incident management and emergency operating center technology to prepare students for success," said Dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts Jondavid S. DeLong. "We are pleased that the program has been recognized both for its quality and affordability."
For more information, visit http://www.canton.edu/business/eadm/.
The site's rankings can be found at http://www.emergency-management-degree.org/best/emergency-management-bachelors-degrees-online/.
About SUNY Canton
SUNY Canton is Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college's faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as nine exclusively online bachelor's degrees. The college's 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.