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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 & Doctrine in Tribal EM
  • HSEM 111: Tribal Incident Management Systems
  • HSEM 130: Technology in EM
  • HSEM 157: Public Information Officer
  • HSEM 190: HSEM Special Topics
  • HSEM 121: Planning for Tribal EM
  • HSEM 200: Emergency Operations Centers
  • 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.


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.

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