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The climate change crisis has created significate educational opportunities in Emergency and Risk Management for industries, government, and public service. Join the workforce to help maintain national security, response to all-hazard events and help build strong resiliency in a changing world.

Our current CTC programs focus on 6 major pathways:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Cyber/Technolgy
  • Medical and Health Services
  • Fire/Wildland
  • Homeland Security Emergency Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety

These pathway programs begin in the K-12 systems with 15 of our statewide skill centers. Students can gain credits toward certificates and degrees with the Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Occupational and degree paths are also listed by colleges and programs.

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice pathway includes the processes and interactions that occur between the police, courts, and correctional services.


Those who pursue the Cyber Security pathway will develop and use the skills necessary to detect, document, and counter virtual security threats.

Homeland Security Emergency Management

The pathway of Homeland Security Emergency Management is comprimised of individuals who are ready to respond to emergency situations such as natural disasters or public health threats.

Fire/Wildland Services

The Fire Service pathway deals with things like fire protection, fire prevention planning, fire education, and emergency preparedness.

Emergency Medical and Health Services

The pathway of Emergency Medical and Health Services deals largely with the performance of basic life-saving skills.

Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Safety and Health professionals work to prevent accidents and health hazards to workers, the community, and the environment.