2018-2019

Associate in Science

Homeland Security

This program will provide students with a broad view of homeland security issues and is designed to examine threats to the U.S. homeland with insight into the implications for maintaining homeland security. The students will examine this new concept for America: defending the United States from those who seek to attack it while protecting the rights of the population, which were guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. Courses cover law enforcement, counter-terrorism, emergency management and forensic science.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Explain “Religious Fundamentalism.”
  • Identify the group of people targeted for recruiting by Extremist Groups.
  • Explain how Global Jihad threatens the West.
  • Explain the difference between military tribunals and trials in criminal courts.
  • Explain how cyber terrorism threatens the United States.

Note:

A. CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING: Students may be awarded credit for Prior Education Experiences. Please consult with the Program Coordinator for further information.

B. It is recommended that students enroll in their first WI course upon completion of EN 101. For a list of WI courses available for registration, go to: www.pccc.edu/home/writing-intensive-courses 

C. CIS 286 is a prerequisite to CIS 289.

D. For students who intend to transfer to William Paterson University, SO 102 is required as the Diversity requirement. 


General Education(31 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (3 credits)
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
Science (4 credits)
Choose one (1) course from the following categories
Category 3 - Science 4
Technology (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
CIS 107 Information Technology Fundamentals and Applications 3
Social Science (3 credits)
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities (6 credits)
Choose any two (2) Foreign Language Electives 6
Diversity (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses, see Note D above.  (3 credits)
SO 102 Institutional Racism I 3
SO 202 Cultural Anthropology 3

Career(29 credits)

Code Name Credits
HLS 104 Introduction to Homeland Security 3
CJ 105 Investigative Function 3
CJ 209 Terrorism and Political Violence 3
CJ 214 Emergency Management and Response 3
FS 202 Hazardous Materials 3
SC 109 Introduction to Forensic Science 4
CIS 180 Networking Essentials 3
CIS 289 Computer Forensics and Investigations 4
HLS 210 Current Issues in Homeland Security/Capstone Experience 3

Total Credits 60


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications OR CIS 107 Information Technology Fundamentals and Applications 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
HLS 104 Introduction to Homeland Security 3.0
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3.0
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
Total 15.0
Second Semester Credits
CIS 180 Networking Essentials 3.0
CJ 105 Investigative Function 3.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
SO 102 Institutional Racism I OR SO 202 Cultural Anthropology 3.0
Foreign Language Course 3.0
Total 15.0
Third Semester Credits
CIS 289 Computer Forensics and Investigations 4.0
CJ 209 Terrorism and Political Violence 3.0
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
Foreign Language Course 3.0
Science 4.0
Total 17.0
Fourth Semester Credits
CJ 214 Emergency Management and Response 3.0
FS 202 Hazardous Materials 3.0
HLS 210 Current Issues in Homeland Security/Capstone Experience 3.0
SC 109 Introduction to Forensic Science 4.0
Total 13.0