Pierce College’s Tribal Homeland Security Emergency Management Certificate
Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time.
Tribal Homeland Security Emergency Management Certificate Course Map
“Beginning in 2016, Pierce College HSEM engaged with members of the National Tribal Emergency Management Council (NTEMC), led by Executive Director and HSCOE Board Member Lynda Zambrano, to increase awareness of the numerous emergency management challenges for tribes and tribal members working in emergency management. In 2019, the NTEMC and Pierce College HSEM teamed up to develop and launch the nation’s first comprehensive Tribal HSEM Certificate, focused solely on the indigenous perspective in emergency management. Ms. Zambrano has now joined the adjunct faculty for Pierce College HSEM and will be teaching one of the seven courses comprising the T-HSEM Certificate: HSEM 215/ Grants and Grants Management in Tribal Emergency Management. Other courses in the program include HSEM 105 (Concepts, Policy & Doctrine in Tribal EM); HSEM 111 (Incident Management Structures in Indian Country); HSEM 121 (Tribal Planning in EM); and HSEM 205 (Cultural and Historic Preservation in Tribal EM).” – John Pennington, Chair & Associate Professor, Homeland Security Emergency Management