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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Homeland Security, Certificate (616)

Allegheny, Boyce, North, South, Online


This program is designed to prepare students for positions in homeland security. Risk management, systems integration, threat dynamics and the legal, political and ethical issues associated with homeland security are explored. The criminal justice system, perspectives on terrorism and continuity of operations are also examined. Graduates of this program may seek employment as homeland security professionals in various occupations including border, airport and seaport security as well as employment in the intelligence field, technology security and disaster or emergency response.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Identify the major security problems linked to terrorism.
  2. Explain risk assessment principles in a real world environment.
  3. Identify management issues of organizations related to mitigation, prevention, planning, preparedness, readiness, response and recovery relating to homeland security events
  4. Identify the various templates, tools and formats to evaluate an operation and prepare a Continuity of Operation Plan.

Certificate Requirements

Transfer Opportunities

Articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to Point Park University . It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See for details.

Advanced Standing Opportunities

CCAC will grant credit for courses in the Associate of Science and Certificate programs in Homeland Security as follows:

• Completion Certificate from a State Certified Policy Academy = CJC 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice  (3 credits)

• PA Firefighter 1 Certification = FSA 102 - Principle of Emergency Services  (3 credits).

• PA Emergency Medical Technician Certificate = HLS 203 - Emerg Medical Services/Health Services Orient  (3 credits).