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.
federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, federal and state parole/probation officers, federal, state, and local corrections officers, private security
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:
- Analyze the organizational, administrative, legislative, and operational elements of homeland security and emergency management programs, policies, and processes
- Explain the national systems for protecting and ensuring the resiliency of critical infrastructure and key resources
- Apply the emergency management cycle from preparedness through recovery.
- Conduct risk analyses for all-hazards, including natural hazards, man-made hazards, and technological hazards
- Explain the role of intelligence played by both US domestic intelligence and foreign intelligence collection agencies in support of the homeland security mission
- Explain intelligence collection and analysis structures, procedures, and management
- Describe current threat interdiction techniques
- Analyze the economic and environmental impacts, both domestically and internationally, of homeland security threats