The Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (HSEP) Program is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program that prepares students for industry certifications and college credit related to a broad array of disciplines and professions.
The HSEP Program provides students with a rigorous academic experience and practical application of acquired skills to prepare for a variety of careers in both the public and private sector of industries that serve and protect the citizens of the United States of America. All pathways of study encourage career exploration and challenge students to demonstrate competence, confidence and leadership. Program outcomes include: development of scientific, mathematical, and technological communication skills; demonstrated understanding of one's social and civic responsibility; the ability to articulate a global perspective; and self-management and wellness.
Requirements to Enroll and Complete Program: Be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in HSEP courses to be eligible for college credit.
Students who complete the HSEP Program typically acquire an array of public safety certifications such as First Aid, CPR/AED and Teen CERT as well as selected online Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent study course certifications. ICT pathway students also prepare for Esri industry certification.
*Maintain a 3.0 or better in HSEP courses to be eligible for college credit.
1 Source: My College Options®/ACTE research study (2016). National sample includes 40,192 high school CTE students., 2 Jacobson and Mokher, Florida Study of Career and Technical Education, 2014, as cited in the 2014 National Assessment of CTE Final Report, 3 NRCCUA® and ACTE 2016, 4 Schneider 2013, College Measures