Homeland Security Certificate of Achievement


This program is designed to expand the knowledge of practitioners in the field, as well as to introduce students to homeland security and emergency management.  Students explore issues pertaining to domestic and international terrorism, counter terrorism strategies, best practices for security planning and threat assessment.  Students are also introduced to key principles of an all hazards approach to emergency management, disaster planning, and man-made or natural threats. Career opportunities:  Federal, State, and County Homeland Security agencies, Federal, State, and Municipal Offices of Emergency Management, and Corporate and Private Security firms.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop the knowledge, experience, and critical decision-making skills needed to respond appropriately to emergency and disaster situations.
  • Develop operational plans to respond to natural and man-made disasters and terrorist incidents.
  • Analyze risk, vulnerabilities, and formulate strategic plans to respond to disasters and implement recovery and mitigation operations.

First Semester

CRJ-108Topics in Criminal Justice


HSE-101Introduction to Homeland Security


HSE-102Introduction to Emergency Management


HSE-103Legal Aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Management


HSE-104Disaster Management, Risk Assessment, and Mitigation


Total Credit Hours: 15

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

Students enrolled in this program ARE NOT REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.