Welcome to the Center of Excellence for Homeland Security-Emergency Management


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Our Center provides statewide leadership which supports diversity and ensures the industry’s academic programs remain cutting-edge.

Our Vision

Center of Excellence Pierce College BuildingThe Center of Excellence for Homeland Security-Emergency Management (HSEM) helps state community and technical colleges (CTC) prepare a skilled workforce to help maintain our national security, ensure an effective response to all-hazard events through education and training initiatives, and build disaster resilience in our communities. Our goal is to provide effective leadership and coordination that rapidly responds to the interests of educational institutions and workforce training needs of the HSEM (all-hazard) business and industry sectors across the state. From our offices at Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington, we accomplish this through working with a coalition of all 34 community and technical colleges, public agencies, and private sector organizations.The Center serves as a liaison with business and industry to the CTC system faculty and administration. Public and private organizations and businesses receive technical assistance, expertise, information and research on current regional, state and national security and economic development initiatives and workforce trends.



Securing the Supply Chain Forum was a Success

The Securing the Supply Chain Forum at Highline College was a great success. Dr. Jack Bermingham, President of Highline College, welcomed everyone, while three panels talked about the risk in the supply chain, corruption cybersecurity key industry issues and more.
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MGT 341: Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Washington

Date: August 10-11, 2016

Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Come join us at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom for this free course that will focus on preparedness processes and activities and provides hospitals and healthcare personnel an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to help them ensure the sustainability of their facilities and organizations during all types of disasters.

The May 17 Strategic Planning Session has been rescheduled

Check back for the updated date and time. Click here to learn more about strategic planning in the HSEM COE.