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 Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain

The Centers of Excellence for Global Trade/Supply Chain Management and Homeland Security-Emergency Management announced their 4th Annual Securing the Supply Chain Forum today. This year’s Forum will focus on “The Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain” on April 26, 2018 at Highline College near Sea-Tac.

Registration is free, lunch provided and we have only 100 seats available so please register early. There will be an afternoon hosted Networking Event where you will be able to spend time meeting our speakers and panelists. This Forum will fill up fast so please register soon.

Reasons Why We’re Proud of 2017

2017 has come to a close and it has been an unprecedented year for disasters and emergencies effecting our communities and communities around the world. Reflecting on our 2017 year, we wanted to share with you some of the Center's efforts and activities that our staff, Board Members and volunteers have done to build our educational community and economic vitality and resilience in Washington.

We look forward to working with you in 2018.