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Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Explosive Ordnance Disposal

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$0 Application Fee
$0 Transfer Credit Evaluation
$0 Textbooks & eBooks

About This Program

Learn the science, history, construction, and handling of explosive substances by enrolling in the explosive ordnance disposal undergraduate certificate program at American Public University (APU).

APU’s online certificate program will acquaint you with proper disposal techniques and incident assessments. You will also become familiar with homeland security and emergency response to terrorist incidents.

This program is designed for those who wish to assist in protecting public safety. This six-course certificate is suited to bomb disposal technicians, first responders, military, and government contractors who wish to advance their 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

  1. Recognize the historical basis of the development of the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) field
  2. Identify the differences between military and civilian EOD organizations
  3. Select the appropriate use of technology and approach in rendering safe operations
  4. Describe the basic electrical and electronic theory/circuitry used in triggering and controlling standard and improvised explosive devices

Program at a Glance

Number of Credits
Cost Per Credit
$285 | $250*
Courses Start Monthly

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start Feb 6
Register by Feb 3

Admission Requirements

  • All APU 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 APU admission application. View steps to apply.

Materials Cost

Technology fee: $65 per course | $0 for active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.

Need Help?

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Consumer Information

*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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