Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management

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 to prepare students to become 21st century emergency management professionals. The HSEM program is taught primarily online to train adults to oversee all-hazard emergency planning and training programs, coordinate disaster planning, and coordinate response and recovery efforts.

Traditional career pathways into emergency management jobs have evolved, and an industry need for HSEM professionals with complex, cross-functional jobs requires new skill sets. There is a growing need in all sectors of the community for agile career professionals who understand the complex nature of emergency preparedness, disaster management and homeland security, including cyber security.

Recognition of the need for whole community involvement has led to the growth of professional homeland security and emergency management careers with a myriad of titles found in both the public and private sectors.

Application Checklist
  • Submitted the BAS-HSEM Application per instructions.
  • Submitted Official Transcripts from a regionally accredited college. (This includes transcripts from courses taken at Pierce College.) Note: if some or all transcripts are from other countries, they will need to be evaluated. Evaluations can be conducted by any agency in NACES.
  • Submitted a Personal Statement (300–400 words) articulating the applicant’s personal and professional interests in a BAS-HSEM degree and the profession of emergency management.
  • Submitted one (1) Letter from a personal, professional or academic reference.
  • Submitted a professional resume.

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