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    Career & Technical Education

    Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness— Geographic Information Systems

    Program Description

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    The Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (HS/EP) Program is a Career and Technical Education instructional program which integrates government, academia, and private sector training/educational initiatives to help students understand how the United States and its interests worldwide are protected against threats to public safety, both natural and manufactured, through effective communication, preparedness, detection, prevention, response, and recovery. This Geographic Information Systems Completer will train students in the use of advanced 3D imaging software and remote sensing technology. They will study their local and regional communities through hands-on projects and in coordination with industry-leading business partners. Students will learn and apply geospatial tools when solving GIS problems, conduct spatial analysis to determine the relationships that exist within specified areas, and integrate GPS information to incorporate real time data to three-dimensional models.


    Completer Courses

    • Homeland Security Explorations 1
    • Homeland Security Explorations 2
    • Honors Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 1
    • Honors GIS 2
    • Honors GIS 3

    Schools Offering Completer

    • Meade

    Potential Certifications

    • STARS certification

    Articulated/Proficiency Credit

    Anne Arundel Community College (AACC)

    • HLS 111 Intro to Homeland Security (3 credits)

    Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)

    • GEOA 101 Intro to GIS Systems (3 credits)

    Career Opportunities upon Program Completion

    • Transportation Security Screeners ($39,920 - $55,680)
    • First-Line Supervisors of Security Workers ($36,510 - $86,870)

    Career Opportunities with Additional Education and Training

    • Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians ($68,050 - $164,090)
    • Security Management Specialists ($50,230 - $163,840)
    • Remote Sensing Technicians ($34,690 - $104,810)

    Success Stories


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