CMHSEA Curriculum

Maryland's Homeland Security / Emergency Preparedness curriculum was the first of its kind in the nation. Originally developed for a high school near Aberdeen Proving Ground, the curriculum has received national recognition for its innovative design and community participation.

The brainchild of a group of educators, the emergency preparedness community and defense agencies brought together by Harford County Public Schools in 2003, the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness curriculum prepares student for industry certification and college credit in one of three areas: Homeland Security Sciences, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, or Information Communications Technology.

All students complete foundation-level courses on protecting against threats to public safety through effective communication, preparedness, detection, prevention, response and recovery. Launched in Harford County in 2007, the first program graduates entered college and the workforce in 2010. These students went in a variety of directions, including attending community college, four-year universities, entering military service, and training for local responder positions.

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