Renton Technical College Offers Homeland Security Emergency Management Program
Beginning Monday, January 6, Renton Technical College will begin offering a degree program in Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM). This is an online training program designed to prepare you for a career in emergency management.
There are two degree options to choose from:
· Certificate option: 26 credits. This program typically takes six months to one year to complete.
· Associate’s degree option: 98 credits. This program typically takes two years to complete.
Enrollment is open throughout the year. Start in the winter, spring, summer or fall quarters. To enroll in the HSEM degree program, contact the Student Success Center at 425-235-5840 or click here to get started.
Students must have a GED or high school diploma, and are advised to take a skills assessment test through the Renton Technical College testing center.
The Homeland Security Emergency Management program includes five credits of work-based experience for students completing the associate's degree option. This work-based training provides opportunities to directly connect with potential employers.
The Federal Department of Labor identifies homeland security as a "high-demand field," one that requires a large number of trained professionals across a number of industry sectors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a high increase in emergency management specialist positions in 2014.