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Homeland Security / Emergency Management Certificate Program

The certificate program in Homeland Security/Emergency Management is designed to prepare students interested in a career in emergency management with the fundamentals of the profession while also providing emergency management professionals with needed credentials and current practices. The certificate of proficiency aims to equip students with an understanding of the essential principles of homeland security, incident command, and emergency management. Special emphasis is placed upon learning the principles of disaster mitigation and response as set forth by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the National Response Framework (NRF).

This eighteen (18) credit-hour course of study is provided online and taught by an emergency management professional. The courses required for completing the certificate of proficiency are:

HSEM 1003: Intro to NIMS and NRF [Fall]

HSEM 1013: Living in a Hazardous Environment [Spring]

HSEM 1043: Principles and Practices of Emergency Management [Fall]

HSEM 2033: Citizen and Community Disaster Preparedness [Spring]

POLS 1113: American National Government [Fall/Spring/Summer]

POLS 1123: State and Local Government [Fall/Spring]

These courses will transfer to Arkansas Tech University's Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management program (see

For more information about the certificate of proficiency in Homeland Security/Emergency Management, please contact:

Mikki Hastings
National Park College
101 College Drive
Hot Springs, AR 71913