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Homeland Security And Emergency Management

Have you considered a career in emergency preparation and response? Are you interested in law enforcement or other protection careers?

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Academy outlines how the local, state, and federal government prepares for, responds to, and recovers from natural and human-caused emergencies in our ever-changing world. Students learn to use and become certified in Geographical Information Systems to apply to real-world emergency management scenarios. Students demonstrate various modes of communication, problem solving, and team building while exploring the multitude of career opportunities provided by homeland security and emergency management.

Electives

Students would benefit from taking at least two years or more of World Languages.

Prerequisites

  • None

Certifications

Upon successful completion of all geographic information systems and remote sensing coursework students take the Spatial Technician and Remote Sensing (S.T.A.R.S.) exam to earn an Entry-level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician certification.

College Credit

Students who successfully complete the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Academy program sequence with a grade of B or higher in academy courses may be eligible for credits at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC).

Successful Academy Students:

  • Maintain a C average in all academy coursework.
  • Complete senior level coursework through a capstone project and take the Spatial Technology and Remote Sensing (S.T.A.R.S.) certification exam.
  • Practice making responsible decisions to be better prepared for security clearance and background checks required in homeland security career fields.

Suggested Course Schedule

Below is a suggested high school course schedule for students interested in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Academy
Grade Level Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7
Ninth Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Fitness & Health required Technology Education required Elective available
Tenth Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Fine Arts requirement Elective available Elective available
Eleventh Grade English required Mathematics required Chemistry Social Studies required Elective available Foundations of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness 821M Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing 822M
Twelfth Grade English required Mathematics required Elective available Elective available Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing 823M Geospatial Applications Worksite Experience 824M