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Homeland Security: AS

The concept of homeland security encompasses more than enforcing local, state, and federal laws. It also involves hazard prevention and mitigation, safeguarding infrastructure assets, and protection of private sector interests. While most people think of homeland security in terms of responding to terrorism, it also encompasses areas of emergency management as well as the typical safety, security, and policing functions.

This degree is designed both to allow students to enter the workforce after graduation, and to prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university, and thus eventually move into management in the field.

Specialized courses include:

  • Forensic Sciences
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Emergency Management
  • Theory and Practice of Terrorism
  • Basic Emergency Medical Technician