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Career Certificate

Homeland Security

The Career Certificate in Homeland Security is intended to give in-service students a level of achievement that they can use to further their careers and to give pre-service students pursuing the Associate in Science Degree in Homeland Security (AS.HLS) with a significant milestone on their path toward achievement of their degree.

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

  • Understand the definition of terrorism.
  • Differentiate between state-sponsored terrorism and individual or group terrorism against a state.
  • Define the term ‘genocide.’
  • Explain why the war on terror will likely continue for years to come.

General Education(15 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (6 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
CIS 107 Information Technology Fundamentals and Applications 3
Social Sciences, Humanities, or Diversity (6 credits)
Choose two (2) courses from the following categories  (6 credits)
Category 5 - Social Science 3
Category 6 - Humanities 3
Category 8 - Diversity 3

Core Requirements(3 credits)

Code Name Credits
Choose one (1) of the following courses
CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
FS 101 Principles of Emergency Services 3
HLS 104 Introduction to Homeland Security 3

Major Requirements(9 credits)

Code Name Credits
CJ 209 Terrorism and Political Violence 3
HLS 214 Emergency Management and Response 3
HLS 105 Criminal Investigation 3

Free Elective(3 credits)

Code Name Credits
Choose one (1) college level course 3

Total Credits 30