Plan, Manage, and Improve Outcomes
Homeland Security Emergency Management
With a degree in Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM) from Cascadia, you’ll be prepared to plan, manage, and improve outcomes of disasters
of all types. You will learn to access and disseminate information through multiple
agencies, develop policies, procedures, and protocols, and assume leadership roles
in emergency situations. This degree program will prepare you to enter the workforce
with a set of skills that are in demand by large public and private organizations.
Check out the job opportunities at the HSEM Center for Excellence.
AAS-T Degree in Homeland Security Emergency Management
Cascadia's Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM) Associate Degree is designed to prepare the next generation of emergency management and policy leaders
with the knowledge and skills they need to improve outcomes in disasters of all types.
This degree incorporates face-to-face and online instruction, which covers policy,
planning, and operational components of emergency management and homeland security.
The program will include opportunities to gain practical experience and work with
current incident management technologies. You will learn to develop and modify policy
and procedure, support and supervise emergency management, and coordinate disaster
response and recovery efforts.
Upon successful completion of this degree you will be able to:
- Develop agency/organization specific tools to evaluate specific domestic security challenges for the 21st Century that face the United States and other industrialized nations.
- Design and modify plans and programs at federal, state, and/or local levels to reflect the evolving strategic policy issues associated with statutory and presidential direction for homeland security.
- Recognize how to access and disseminate information through multiple agencies in order to forecast the risks, types, and orders of magnitude of terrorist threats most likely to confront the nation/state.
- Define the interdisciplinary nature of Homeland Security/Emergency Management functions and be able to assess and integrate various functional areas.
- Develop policies, procedures, and protocols to allow seamless agency integration from prevention to incident response scenarios.
- Participate in employer-directed training for performance enhancement and career advancement.
DEGREES REQUIREMENTS, TOTAL MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED: 98
Cascadia's AAS-T degrees include the same collegiate math, English, and human relations courses as the associate degrees that prepare you for transfer to a four-year college.
Printable version of degree requirements: Homeland Security Emergency Management Degree sheet.
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Certificate
The Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM) Certificate program is designed to prepare the next generation of emergency management and policy leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to improve outcomes in disasters of all types. This online certificate incorporates instruction in policy as well as planning and operational components of emergency management and homeland security, including opportunities to gain practical experience and work with current incident management technologies. The program addresses competencies required of emergency management professionals in careers in federal, state of local government. Students explore the complex world of emergency and disaster management issues and learn the critical thinking and decision-making skills necessary to support and supervise comprehensive, integrated, and effective management in the event of natural, system-wide, or human-induced crises.
Certificates Requirements: Total minimum credits required: 26
Printable version of certificate requirements: Printable Degree Sheet Information
From the HSEM Community
"The fields of Emergency Management and Homeland Security are constantly evolving and changing as our communities strive to become resilient. People who enter these career fields will find diverse work opportunities in areas such as cyber security, public affairs, intelligence, and public health. The HSEM program offered through Cascadia will provide students with foundational knowledge, networking with HSEM professionals, and meaningful internships for taking those first steps toward a fulfilling career. " - Curry Mayer, Emergency Manager, City of Bellevue