Earning a Homeland Security Certificate will emphasize the issues and emerging information and management concepts related to critical homeland security. The program is designed to instruct students on how to prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters and the agencies associated with those duties; provide counter terrorism and law enforcement intelligence support; help secure borders, airports, waterways and seaports by employing the latest use of technology. The program will provide learning opportunities that introduce, develop, reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skill, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.
Minimum Program Length: 2 Semesters
Estimated Program Cost: $2,342
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- Must be 16 years of age.
- Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
- Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
- Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
At a GlanceContact: Mortissa Harvey, Program Chair
This course presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation. The duties and responsibilities of the investigator both in field and in the courtyard room are highlighted. Emphasis is placed on techniques commonly utilized by investigative personnel as well as the procedures used for investigating various crimes.
The course provides an introduction to the principles of homeland security, roles and responsibilities of constituencies and implications for criminal justice fields. Topics include: intelligence and warning, border and transportation security, domestic counter terrorism, protecting critical infrastructure, defending against catastrophic threats, and emergency preparedness and response.