Homeland Security Technician (HS11)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Embedded in Law Enforcement Diploma and Degree)

Program Description:

The Homeland Security Technician certificate, embedded in the Criminal Justice Technology program, will emphasize the issues and emerging information and management concepts related to critical homeland security. After completing the Homeland Security TCC, students will be able to understand the functions, responsibilities and policy, and the inter-relationship of governmental systems; analyze threats and vulnerabilities; do risk assessment, management of crisis and consequences; identify the resources and technology to support planning, mitigation response, and recovery; and comprehend the importance of strategic and contingency planning, systems integration, and sharing of information.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admissions requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 12

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

Courses 12 credits
COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.

CRJU 1054

This course examines the critical issues involved in the survival of a police officer in all aspects including their physical, mental, and psychological wellbeing. Emphasis is placed on personal protection skills, defensive tactics, handcuffing techniques, patrol tactics, vehicle stops, building searches and use of force.

CRJU 1062

This course presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation. The duties and responsibilities of the investigator both in field and in the courtroom are highlighted. Emphasis is placed on techniques commonly utilized by investigative personnel as well as the procedures used for investigating various crimes.

CRJU 2110

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 counterterrorism, protecting critical infrastructure, defending against catastrophic threats, and emergency preparedness and response.

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