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Homeland Security Emergency Management, AAS

Highline College
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Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Des Moines
English
Fall

About this program

Homeland Security Emergency Management, AAS

  • Apply effective interpersonal communication, critical thinking and decision-making skills commensurate with a defined level of responsibility.
  • Develop agency/organization specific tools to evaluate specific domestic security challenges for the 21st Century that face the United States and other industrialized nations.
  • Design and modify plans and programs at federal, state, and/or local levels to reflect the evolving strategic policy issues associated with a statutory and presidential direction for homeland security. Interpret ethical and legal issues that impact emergency management and homeland security.
  • Recognize how to access and disseminate information through multiple agencies in order to forecast the risks, types, and orders of magnitude of terrorist threats most likely to confront the nation/state.
  • Define the interdisciplinary nature of Homeland Security/Emergency Management functions and be able to assess and integrate various functional areas.
  • Develop policies, procedures and protocols to allow seamless agency integration from prevention to incident response scenarios.
  • Apply a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in emergency management, homeland security, and/or public policy.
  • Participate in employer-directed training for performance enhancement and career advancement.

Admission requirements

  • Completion of a minimum of 90 college-level credits (courses numbered 100 or above);
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative college-level GPA;
  • Completion of at least 23 of the total required credits at Highline with a minimum 2.0 GPA (known as the residency credit requirement);
  • Any course taken in the AA, AS, AAS degrees must be a D (1.0 GPA) or better.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.


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Program content

Professional-Technical Core Courses:

  • Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Basic Incident Command System/NIMS
  • All Hazards Emergency Planning
  • Technology in Emergency Management
  • Public Information Officer
  • Emergency Response Awareness to Terrorism
  • HSEM Public Administration
  • Emergency Operations Center
  • Exercise Design and Evaluation
  • Developing and Managing Volunteer Resources
  • Disaster Recovery and Response
  • Homeland Security EM Work Study
  • Homeland Security Law and Ethics

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Tuition

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Highline College

Highline College prides itself as being the 5th most diverse college in the entire USA. It is located in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, which is home to renowned national parks, a stunning coastline and peninsula, a rainforest, the North Cascade...


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Why study at Highline College

  • Award-winning college (ranked in the top 150 community colleges in the USA in 2021)
  • Individual advising to help you meet your goals
  • New on campus student housing
  • University Transfer Pathways with many four-year university partners
  • Over 120 programs, certificates and degrees and still growing
  • U.S. high school diploma awarded after completing a 2-year degree with no additional requirements.
  • Active student life with many activities, programming, communities and leadership opportunities
  • Beautiful location just next to Seattle and the Puget Sound waterway
  • Internship &, scholarships opportunities
  • Unique OPT, CPT and internship opportunities
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