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Tribal Homeland Security Emergency Management Certificate (T-HSEM)

During crises and disasters, tribal emergency management professionals coordinate the protection of life and property while ensuring preservation of tribal culture and heritage.

The Tribal Homeland Security Emergency Management certificate (T-HSEM) is specifically designed for tribal emergency management professionals. Graduates of this nine-month, eight-course program are prepared for leadership roles in the rapidly evolving HSEM profession for their tribe and its neighboring communities.

T-HSEM Certificate Courses

  • HSEM 105: Concepts, Policy and Doctrine in Tribal EM
  • HSEM 111: Incident Management Structures in Indian Country
  • HSEM 121: Planning for Tribal HSEM
  • HSEM 130: Technology in HSEM
  • HSEM 157: Public Information Officer
  • HSEM 190: Special Topics in HSEM
  • HSEM 200: Emergency Operations/Coordination Centers (EOC/ECC)
  • HSEM 210: Exercise Design and Evaluation

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Students seeking a degree or certificate can enroll at any time and begin during the next available quarter.

Prerequisites

Contact the HSEM program office to most accurately determine eligibility for any of the HSEM programs.

Online and Hybrid Options

HSEM courses are offered online for the certificate and associate degree. The BAS-HSEM is offered in both an online and hybrid format to accommodate the challenging lives of working adults and requirements for certain financial aid programs. The HSEM program features internship opportunities critical to giving Pierce College students the insight and information needed to succeed.

Employment Outlook

The Federal Department of Labor identifies homeland security as a high-demand field, one that requires a large number of trained professionals across a number of industry sectors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 22 percent increase in emergency management specialist positions by 2020.

The Pierce College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran. For inquiries regarding compliance contact:

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Vice President for Learning and Student Success
253-964-6730

Pierce College Puyallup
Vice President for Learning and Student Success
253-840-8336

Contact Us

For more information, contact Cindy Bassage, Program Coordinator, 253-912-3675 or cbassage@pierce.ctc.edu.