Security and Resilience in the Chemical and Energy Sectors, Undergraduate Certificate

Available: Online

This certificate program is designed to satisfy current market demands for students working in, or seeking careers in, areas relating to security and resilience of infrastructures in the chemical and energy sectors.

All courses are offered online in a five-week format, utilizing Open Educational Resources (OER), so no textbooks are needed.

Gain a Competitive Advantage

Completing the certificate program differentiates candidates applying for positions related to critical infrastructure. This certificate highlights newly acquired skills, allowing you to distinguish yourself from other candidates to potential employers, scholarship committees, or internship committees. Students learn the language, frameworks, and vulnerabilities associated with each sector. A certificate in Security and Resilience equips you with valuable personal marketing tools, including how to communicate your skills and knowledge to the needs of the industry language of:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Emergency/Crisis Management
  • Security and Resilience

Develop In-Demand Skills

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Summarize key concepts in risk evaluation
  • Sketch interdependences within the chemical and energy sectors
  • Interpret the role of planning and liaison in crisis management
  • Recognize a range of cyber vulnerabilities impacting critical infrastructures
  • Integrate vulnerabilities, features, and stakeholders pertaining to the maintenance of resilience in the chemical and energy sectors

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Summary
Length 15 Credit Hours
Required Courses Undergraduate Certificate
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester


For more information about Undergraduate Certificates in Security and Resilience and the SHSU College of Criminal Justice Security Studies Programs, email Vivian Carlson at vxc003@SHSU.EDU.

Current SHSU Students

Current students have an opportunity to gain a valuable certificate immediately upon completion of the courses. There is no time limit to take the remaining courses as you work toward your degree. You can complete the certificate program at your own pace.

To enroll, schedule an appointment or virtual drop-in with your advisor as soon as possible and let them know you would like to apply for this certificate program.

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