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Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Homeland Security, AAS


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No. of Credits: 61
Contact: P. Allen, Chair, Social Sciences and Public Services Division/Interim Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Homeland Security prepares students for a variety of careers and occupational specialities in federal, state, and local government, as well as the private sector. Students examine a span of local, national and international issues and operations from terrorism to disaster planning and response. This program emphasizes the importance of balancing the need of society to protect life and property with the need to safeguard individual rights. At the successful completion of the degree, students are well prepared for entry-level employment or promotional opportunity. Cooperative education is available in this program.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

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Career Opportunities:

federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, federal and state parole/probation officers, federal, state, and local corrections officers, private security 

Transfer Options:

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to UMUC and complete their Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Analyze the organizational, administrative, legislative, and operational elements  of homeland security and emergency management programs, policies, and processes
  2. Explain the national systems for protecting and ensuring the resiliency of critical infrastructure and key resources
  3. Apply the emergency management cycle from preparedness through recovery.
  4. Conduct risk analyses for all-hazards, including natural hazards, man-made hazards, and technological hazards
  5. Explain the role of intelligence played by both US domestic intelligence and foreign intelligence collection agencies in support of the homeland security mission
  6. Explain intelligence collection and analysis structures, procedures, and management
  7. Describe current threat interdiction techniques
  8. Analyze the economic and environmental impacts, both domestically and internationally, of homeland security threats

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Mathematics (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Gen Ed  courses listing

Electives (3 credits)


  • Take three credits from Social or Behavioral Sciences, Economics, or Criminal Justice

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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