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AS in Homeland Security



Homeland Security

The Associate of Science Degree in Homeland Security is designed to prepare students to meet the needs of entry-level positions in the Homeland Security career fields. The curriculum will prepare students with a foundation of the Homeland Security Enterprise and provide them with the knowledge to enter varied career fields that plan for and respond to the security of people, places and programs. The skills developed during class will enhance the student’s ability by completing industry-recognized third-party Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certification courses as part of each class in the core program. The Homeland Security Degree program is designed for First Responders, government officials, emergency managers as well as the citizen interested in personal and community safety and security.

NOTE: To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in Homeland Security, it is necessary to complete the courses in the curriculum tab with a grade of “C” or better:

Major Advising Sheet: Homeland Security 20-21

Required Courses
HMLD 101 Introduction to Homeland Security 3
HMLD 102 Introduction to Emergency Management 3
HMLD 103 Terrorism & Violence in Society 3
HMLD 104 Emergency Planning & Response 3
HMLD 105 Mitigating Hazards in Emergency Management 3
Choose a minimum of 9 units from the following:
AJ 101 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
AJ 102 Criminal Procedures 3
AJ 104 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
AJ 105 Community Relations/Multi-Cultural Issues within Public Service 3
AJ 106 Criminal Law I 3
AJ 107 Criminal Law II 3
GIS 281 Crime Mapping and Analysis 4


FTEC 101 Fire Protection Organization 3
FTEC 102 Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival 3
FTEC 103 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FTEC 104 Fire Prevention Technology 3
FTEC 105 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FTEC 106 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems 3
WFT 101 Wildland Fire Behavior 3
WFT 102 Wildland Fire Fighter Safety and Survival 4
WFT 103 Wildland Fire Operations (Ground Air) 3
WFT 104 Wildland Fire Investigation, Prevention and Public Information 3
WFT 105 Wildland Fire Logistics, Finance and Planning 3

Units Required: 24