Homeland Security Specialist
This program is designed to prepare successful students to work in various Homeland Security agencies at a local, state or federal level. Specifically for those students whose career-focus is in counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, national security or government security, this program is a great way to examine new and different subject areas within this growing field. The program provides an overview of the elements involved in the homeland security function, as well as the challenges critical infrastructure managers in government and industry can/will face while maintaining mission operations and staff accountability in the midst of multiple overlapping roles and responsibilities in our rapidly changing world.
• National security policy before 9/11 and changes to that policy as a consequence of 9/11, with the formation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
• The purpose and organization of the DHS
• The concept of terrorism
• The use of intelligence
• Analyzing intelligence
• Critical infrastructure and key resources
• Cyber terrorism
• How transportation systems are at risk and protected from terrorist threats
• The effects of terrorism on public health
• The purpose and structure of the National Response Framework (NRF)
• The U.S. approach to emergency management
• The Incident Command System (ICS)
• How incident response situations are managed
• The purpose, structure, and function of the ICS
• Writing a response plan to an emergency situation
• The ethical considerations involved in homeland security issues
• The use of communication technologies in emergency situations
• The role of various fields in preparing for and responding to emergencies
• The role of higher learning institutions in preparing graduates for understanding their role in homeland security
There are no specific prerequisites for this program. Students will need access to both a computer and the internet. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.
This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors review student work, student progress, and interact with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.
This program does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.
- Certification included
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