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Homeland Security Certificate

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    Anna Goree, Advisor, AC (727) 341-4456
    Charles Crowther, Lead Instructor, AC (727) 341-4507
    Brian Frank, Dean, AC (727) 341-4503


    Job Related Opportunities:

    • Risk Manager in private and public organizations
    • Emergency Response Director
    • Security Manager at the local, state or the federal levels or private industry
    • Professionals interested in emergency response training and management
    • Governmental and industrial emergency planner

    This certificate is a comprehensive certificate focused on policy, planning and administration of emergency response teams and systems. This certificate focuses on homeland security and integrates the practical, technical and communication aspects of emergency management. Program participants will gain an understanding of problems facing response teams, learn to write emergency plans according to local, state and federal guidelines and build communications skills as crisis advisors. These courses apply towards the Emergency Administration and Management AS program and the Public Safety Criminal Justice, subplan Homeland Security AS program.

    Additional Information for Financial Aid Eligible Certificate Programs

    • U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code (occupations that the program prepares students to enter):

    43.0302

    Protective Services, Other

     

    33-9099.00

    Protective Service Workers, All Other

     

    33-9099.02

    Loss Prevention Specialists

    • On-time Graduation Rate1: NA (less than 10 students graduated in this program FY 2010-11)
    • Tuition and Fees for Entire Program 2 (completing the program within normal time): In-State - $2537; Out-of-State - $9140
    • Typical Costs for Books and Supplies for Entire Program3: $1600
    • Job Placement Rate4: NA (No graduates reported for FY 2009-10)
    • Median Loan Debt Incurred (students who completed the program): Program had fewer than ten graduates within the last year. In respect of student privacy, no information is being reported.

    1 Source: PeopleSoft Student Information System
    2 Total cost of the program is estimated using Fall 2012 Tuition and Fee Rates and is subject to annual tuition and fee increases
    3 Cost for books and supplies is based on the Financial Assistance Books and Supplies per term budget and prorated based on the number of credit hours in the program
    4 Source: Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) and SPC Recent Alumni Survey


    APPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH CATALOG YEAR
    20081/0400 (BEGINNING 8/25/2008) OR LATER
    ~ REFER TO CURRICULUM FILES FOR PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR REQUIREMENTS ~


    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
    DSC 1002DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM3
    DSC 1004INTRODUCTION TO THE NRF AND NIMS3
    DSC 1033WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION3
    DSC 1222PSYCHOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION VICTIMS3
    DSC 1552CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION3
    DSC 1562HOMELAND SECURITY THREAT STRATEGY3
    DSC 1631TERRORISM RESPONSE PLANNING3
    DSC 1751HOMELAND SECURITY POLICY AND LAW3

    TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS
    24

    C&I 6/24/08 ~ BOT 8/19/08
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  • Stay for your associate and bachelor's degrees

    Our Homeland Security Certificate transfers to our A.S. degrees in Criminal Justice Technology or Emergency Administration and Management. The A.S. degree gives you a general education background and transfers to our bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration.

  • Homeland security and emergency management careers

    Our programs prepare you for jobs as emergency management directors, planners and specialists or security management specialists. To become certified as an emergency manager through the National Coordinating Council on Emergency Management (NCCEM), you need work experience.

  • What you will learn

    Our Homeland Security Certificate teaches you:

    • The federal framework used to respond to national incidents
    • Problems facing emergency response teams
    • How to protect infrastructure
    • Aspects of domestic and international terrorism
    • Threat assessment and mitigation
    • Communications skills as crisis advisors
  • Homeland security training

    CT iconProfessionals trained to respond to terrorist threats and incidents remain in demand. Our Homeland Security Certificate gives you an overview of the federal response to major disasters, how to assess threats to the country and appropriate actions to take.