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About This Program
The undergraduate certificate in explosive ordnance disposal offered by American Military University (AMU) prepares bomb disposal technicians, military members, first responders, and others with appropriate knowledge in proper disposal techniques.
This focused six-course online program studies the science, history, construction, and handling of explosive substances. Some of the coursework covers:
- Incident assessment methods, practices, and protocols
- The chemistry of explosives
- Regulatory issues with weapons of mass destruction
- Electronics, electricity, and explosives
The program allows you to expand your knowledge without committing to a full degree program.
NOTE: Completion of this program does not award any professional certifications, but may be helpful in preparing to earn such certifications.
What You Will Do
- Recognize the historical basis of the development of the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) field
- Identify the differences between military and civilian EOD organizations
- Select the appropriate use of technology and approach in rendering safe operations
- Describe the basic electrical and electronic theory/circuitry used in triggering and controlling standard and improvised explosive devices
Program at a Glance
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- All AMU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e., GED).
- Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
- There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application. View steps to apply.
Technology fee: $65 per course | $0 for active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.
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1Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt As of December 31, 2021
Includes alumni who graduated with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree from APUS. Student loan debt is defined as student loans and private education loans used for tuition, fees, living expenses, and book costs associated with courses taken at APUS. Many APUS students receive military tuition assistance and veterans education benefits, which are not student loan debt.
*Cost Per Credit Hour
To minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.
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