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Academic Catalog
    Sep 23, 2021  
Catalog 2021-2022 
Catalog 2021-2022

Homeland Security, AAS

No. of Credits: 60-61
Contact: Anthony Stout, Acting Chair, Business
William Moroney, Program Coordinator

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Homeland Security prepares students for a variety of careers and occupational specialties 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.

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:

A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page

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.

Education and Public Service Pathway

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Visit Career Coach for more information on this program, related programs, and job opportunities in Southern Maryland and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan region.

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.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)