Course Detail: NC-HMSEC - Homeland Security Specialist Certificate Program

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.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Pre- / post-9/11 and the formation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Describe the purpose and organization of the DHS, critical infrastructure and resources
  • Explain the concept of terrorism, the use and analysis of intelligence
  • Examine how transportation systems are at risk and protected from terrorist threats
  • Examine the effects of terrorism on public health or cyber terrorism
  • 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) and incident response situations
  • Write a response plan to an emergency situation
  • Describe communication and ethical considerations involved in homeland security
  • 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
  • Use Microsoft Office

 Session Detail: CCI322.HMSEC

Schedule: Self-paced online, start anytime

Bulletin

Includes in-person local externship placement. Students will have one year to complete the course.

Instructors

Name Additional Resources
CCI Instructional Team