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Homeland Security, A.S. (615)

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Allegheny, Boyce, North, South
Associate of Science

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, cyber security 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. Explain the broad range of federal policies and procedures enacted since the events of 9/11 and identify the major security problems linked to terrorism.
  2. Summarize the organizations involved in homeland security, how they are organized, how they inter-relate and their specific roles.
  3. Explain risk assessment principles in a real world environment.
  4. Identify homeland security grant programs and develop a formal homeland security grant proposal.
  5. Identify the various templates, tools and formats to evaluate an operation and prepare a Continuity of Operation Plan.

Degree Requirements

Total: 15 Credits

Total: 16–17 Credits

Total: 15–16 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate 61–63

1 CJC 101 : CCAC will award credit for this course with the “Police Academy Training Certificate.
2 FSA 102 : CCAC will award credit for this course with the “Pennsylvania Firefighter 1 Certificate.
3 HLS 203 : CCAC will award credit for this course with the “Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

All documents must be presented to the Registration and Advisement office for this credit to be posted to the CCAC transcript and included in this program.

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