2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog 
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2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tribal Homeland Security Emergency Management Certificate Course Map

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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.

While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Tribal Homeland Security Emergency Management Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements.

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Employment Eligibility Information

A criminal history may inhibit your ability to find employment in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management fields. In addition, any recent history of drug use, including marijuana, may preclude you from federal employment. If you have any concerns please speak with an advisor.

Graduation Requirements:

  • 2.0 minimum grade in all courses

Action Item: Meet with your Advisor

Meet with your advisor prior to your first term to create your certificate completion plan and set up a path to success. 

Program Code: 966

Total Credits: 24

1. Foundations of Tribal HSEM

  • Course purpose: This course lays the foundation of emergency management as it relates to Tribes and Alaska Native Villages.  This course builds your understanding of the policies and doctrine that empower Emergency Management for Tribes and Alaska Native Villages and for sovereign entities that have the option of performing the emergency management function independently or with non-tribal partners.

2. Incident Management Systems

  • Course purpose: This course recognizes that tribes utilize a wide variety of incident management structures that Tribes and Alaska Native Villages utilize in emergency management. You will have opportunities to share and discuss best practices from within tribal emergency management.

3. Digital Literacy: MS Word

4. Volunteer Management

5. HSEM Planning

  • Course purpose: Planning is a core function of every aspect of homeland security emergency management. In this course you will learn about the various plans created in the workplace, with a special emphasis on how those plans must be written for use in a Tribal environment.  

6. Grant Management

  • Course purpose: Grants are the backbone of many homeland security emergency management programs. In this class you will learn how to identify, apply for, and successfully manage grants, with a special emphasis on grants that are available to Tribal and Native Alaska Village entities.

Action Item: Meet with Advisor

Meet with your Advisor to make sure you are on-track to graduate and to consider what the next steps might be for your education. 

Action Item: Apply for Graduation

Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

7. Native Ways of Learning and Knowing

8. Public Information

  • Course purpose: A primary mission of any homeland security emergency management organization is communication with the public. In this class you will learn how to properly identify your audience and communicate with them in accessible and culturally appropriate ways.  

9. Emergency Operations Centers

  • Course purpose: Every organization must be prepared to coordinate and support emergencies. In this class you will earn about different organizational structures used in emergency operations centers and identify the ones that might work best for your organization. 

Total Credits: 24

Program Code: 966

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