The Homeland Security Emergency Management program equips the next generation of emergency management and policy leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to improve outcomes in disasters of all types. The online program focuses on policy, planning and operations; and provides practical experience with current incident management technologies. The program covers competencies required for emergency management careers in federal, state or local government. The curriculum addresses hazard identification; risk and vulnerability assessment; planning; terrorism; mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery; and planning for diverse populations. 


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Prospective new students contact the Welcome Center for one-on-one help applying to Olympic College.

Current and returning students contact the Advising Center to connect with a Student Success Coach or your Faculty Advisor.

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Introducing two new programs!

Olympic College announces two new Homeland Security Emergency Management programs available this spring! 

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Academic Programs

The Homeland Security/Emergency Management (HESM) program offers four options:

  • A two-year Associate in Applied Sciences-Transfer (AAS-T), with options for transfer to a four-year degree program.
  • 26-credit Certificate of Completion (CC).
  • 27-credit CC in Tribal Homeland Security Emergency Management
  • 13-credit Certificate of Recognition (CR) in Healthcare Emergency Management

Transfer & Career Info

Faculty Advisors

Every student is assigned an advising team consisting of your Student Success Coach and Faculty Advisor. Your Faculty Advisor is determined once you decide on your specific academic program. The following professor is the advisor for Homeland Security/Emergency Management.

Academic Division

The Homeland Security/Emergency Management program is part of the Social Sciences & Humanities Academic Division. Visit the SSH webpage for more info, including support resources and services, and contact info for division staff and the dean. The SS&H Division can assist you with:

  • Advising
  • Connecting with faculty
  • Finding campus resources
  • Support for procedural processes such as a grade appeal or student complaint