homelandSecurity

Our Center provides statewide leadership which supports diversity and ensures the industry’s academic programs remain cutting-edge.

Center of Excellence Pierce College BuildingThe Center of Excellence for Homeland Security-Emergency Management (HSEM) helps state community and technical colleges (CTC) prepare a skilled workforce to help maintain our national security, ensure an effective response to all-hazard events through education and training initiatives, and build disaster resilience in our communities.

Our goal is to provide effective leadership and coordination that rapidly responds to the interests of educational institutions and workforce training needs of the HSEM (all-hazard) business and industry sectors across the state. From our offices at Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington, we accomplish this through working with a coalition of all 34 community and technical colleges, public agencies, and private sector organizations.

The Center serves as a liaison with business and industry to the CTC system faculty and administration. Public and private organizations and businesses receive technical assistance, expertise, information and research on current regional, state and national security and economic development initiatives and workforce trends.



Pierce College BAS-HSEM Degree

Pierce College Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management (BAS-HSEM)

Pierce College is pleased to announce its new Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management degree program beginning winter 2017 (January 2017). This leadership and management degree program is part of a guided career pathway designed...
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The newest Center of Excellence is here!

The Center of Excellence for Unmanned and Autonomous Systems (COE UAS) is the 11th COE in the State of Washington, and the newest. In the next two weeks we are launching a newsletter.

The Center serves as central hub for industry trends, best practices, innovative curriculum, and professional opportunities. Coordinating with education, industry partners, and other stakeholders, these relationships build the workforce pipeline and educational avenues for the next generation who are interested in all things unmanned and autonomous.


66th Annual IAEM Conference

The 66th Annual IAEM Conference will be held on October 19-24, 2018 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Register Today!

Learn more about the conference speakers and reasons why you should attend this year.