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.
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Compare national security policy before 9/11 with changes to that policy as a consequence of 9/11 and the formation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Describe the purpose and organization of the DHS
Explain the concept of terrorism
Examine the use of intelligence
Describe critical infrastructure and key resources
Examine cyber terrorism
Examine how transportation systems are at risk and protected from terrorist threats
Examine the effects of terrorism on public health
Describe the purpose and structure of the National Response Framework (NRF)
Describe the U.S. approach to emergency management
Describe the Incident Command System (ICS)
Describe how incident response situations are managed
Describe the purpose, structure, and function of the ICS
Write a response plan to an emergency situation
Describe the ethical considerations involved in homeland security issues
Describe the use of communication technologies in emergency situations
Examine the role of various fields in preparing for and responding to emergencies
Describe 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. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.
Patricia has a degree in Medical Assisting from The Career College of Northern Nevada, Dental Assisting from the Community College of the Air Force, and is currently working on her B.S. in Criminal Justice Studies from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She has over 10 years of experience working in doctors’ offices and has been an Air Force Reservist since 2009. She has worked as an instructor for multiple schools over the last 4 years teaching medical and dental assistant curriculum, as well as OSHA safety requirements and career development.
This program does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.
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