**C-CERT is offered to San Diego Community College District employees only**
If you are a resident of the City of San Diego and would like more information about CERT, please visit CERT San Diego.
You must live within the city limits of San Diego (this does not include Chula Vista, Del Mar, Poway, or Imperial Beach,
for instance) OR you must be employed by a company with a physical business address in the City of San Diego.
If you live outside the City of San Diego, visit County of San Diego CERT Contacts to find your local
In order to better prepare each campus for such an emergency, the District and both Colleges have
Campus Community Emergency Response Teams (C-CERT's). These teams will utilize emergency supplies
cached on each campus.
The San Diego Community College Police Department is currently training District Faculty and Staff
to become a certified Campus Community Emergency Response Team. The primary purpose of this program
is to apply the established CERT model to the college and university environment. Every campus
community is a virtual "city within a city", with many of the same challenges to public health and
safety faced by any other community, but also some unique or special risks and vulnerabilities.
Whether located in rural, urban or metropolitan areas, colleges and universities have large, diverse
and multicultural populations of faculty, staff, and students on campus in residence halls and
classrooms during the school year. Many also have large sports stadiums or arenas, conference centers,
concert halls or other facilities that attract tens of thousands of visitors at a time for special
events. Campus critical infrastructures may also include research laboratories, power plants, drinking
water or wastewater treatment plants, hospitals and clinics, and IT networks.
Research shows that colleges and universities across the country have experienced critical incidents,
emergencies and disasters from a variety of man-made and natural hazards in recent decades. The list
includes major fires, hurricanes, floods, hazardous materials incidents, civil disturbances, and
domestic terrorist attacks against campus research facilities by environmental or animal rights
here to register for Campus Community Emergency Response Teams (C-CERT) Classes.