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.
Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL)
10920 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Students would benefit from taking at least two years or more of World Languages.
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.
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).
Suggested Course Schedule
|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||Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing|
|Twelfth Grade||English required||Mathematics required||Elective available||Elective available||Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing||Geospatial Applications Worksite Experience|