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DSC 1001   INTRODUCTION TO UNDERSTANDING TERRORISM

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Program Director permission. This course provides the students with an overview of terrorism and how it can affect business and private security. Students will learn the meaning of terrorism, its history, the types of terrorism, the weapons employed in terrorism, and what countermeasures a business, organization, or individual can employ against terrorism. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1002   DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM

credits: 3  
This course introduces participants to various aspects of domestic and international terrorist organizations. The student will be introduced to basic principles of terrorist investigations, domestic security threats, and the motivational factors and tactics that drive these organizations. The student will learn techniques for evaluating their own organizations vulnerability against attacks that involve chemical, biological, hazmat, radioactive, or sabotage. Students will learn the roles and responsibilities of state, local and federal agencies in terrorism investigations and responses. The course introduces participants to various aspects of domestic and international terrorist organizations. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1004   INTRODUCTION TO THE NRF AND NIMS

credits: 3  

This course introduces participants to the National Response Framework (NRF), specifies how the resources of the Federal Government will work in concert with state, local, and tribal governments and the private sector to respond to Incidents of National Significance. The NRF is predicated on the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This course will show how the NRF and the NIMS provide a nationwide template for working together to prevent or respond to threats and incidents regardless of cause, size, or complexity. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1033   WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

credits: 3  
This course introduces participants to various types of weapons of mass destruction. The student will be introduced to basic principles of weapons of mass destruction recognition, identification, decontamination, and treatment protocols. The student will understand the importance of personal protective equipment and its proper uses and understand the toxicology, physical, and chemical properties associated with weapons of mass destruction. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1222   PSYCHOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION VICTIMS

credits: 3  
This course introduces participants to a general overview of terrorism and the potential psychological effect of terrorist events on victims. It will also provide emergency responders with appropriate skills to use at the terrorist scenes to mitigate the psychological impact on the victims. The course will address the effects of terrorist events on the emergency responders themselves and offer specific techniques that the responders can use in responding to victims and other responders. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1552   CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION

credits: 3  

This course introduces participants to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) process that is used to protect the people, physical entities, and cyber systems that are critical to many facilities. This course will guide students in the systematic protection of critical infrastructures. In addition, the course will introduce decision sequences that assist current and future leaders in determining the degree and type of protection necessary for various facilities. The course will introduce a time-efficient and resource-restrained practice that ensures the protection of only those infrastructures upon which survivability, continuity of operations, and mission success depend. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1562   HOMELAND SECURITY THREAT STRATEGY

credits: 3  
This course deals with the problem of terrorism from a criminal justice perspective. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of the major issues associated with responding to terrorism in a democratic society. The course focuses on the threat of Terrorism to the United States . The course will review specific strategies used to deter terrorist threats to the United States . The course will also assess the relative effectiveness of anti terrorist activities. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1631   TERRORISM RESPONSE PLANNING

credits: 3  

This course introduces participants to various aspects of planning for potential terrorist activity. The student will be introduced to basic principles of emergency management, communications, security threats, and the effects these operations may have on personnel. The student will learn techniques for evaluating various operations for vulnerabilities to terrorist attacks. Students will gain knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of local agencies, federal agencies, and private seaport and maritime businesses during terrorism planning and response. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1751   HOMELAND SECURITY POLICY AND LAW

credits: 3  
This course introduces participants to the major debates about balancing democratic freedoms with security - from the Patriot Act to Supreme Court decisions on detention powers. The course provides insight into legal strategies necessary to confront ongoing national security threats. The course examines laws designed to preserve both our security and our democratic way of life. 47 contact hours.

DSC 2232   MARITIME SECURITY AWARENESS

credits: 3  

In this course, students will explore the maritime environment which includes seaports, port terminals, the shipping industry, and sea vessels. Students will examine seaports as an integral part of America's intermodal transportation system and America's economic system. Maritime Awareness provides students with information on security issues related to seaports and seaport users as valuable assets in protecting American seaports. The course will also discuss risks that threaten the maritime environment. Regulations, equipment, and procedures designed to mitigate risks to the maritime environment will also be analyzed. The role of different entities in seaport security and the maritime environment will be defined. 47 contact hours.

DSC 2233   ADVANCED MARITIME SECURITY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: DSC 2232. This course will continue to introduce the student to the multifaceted elements of the maritime environment including day to day operations and security procedures used to help mitigate or prevent terrorism or criminal activity in a seaport environment. The student will learn techniques to evaluate and understand the processes and systems required to develop and maintain a secure maritime environment. The scope of the maritime environment includes seaports, port terminals, the shipping industry, and sea vessels. The student will also be exposed to the various internal and external influences on the security of the marine environment. 47 contact hours.

DSC 2242   INTRODUCTION TO INTERMODAL SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY

credits: 3  

This course introduces students to global supply chains and intermodal transportation systems. Intermodal is a term that refers to the movement of containerized freight across various transportation modes such as a ship, train, or truck. This course covers the threats to these systems, their vulnerabilities and potential for terrorist attacks, and the measures being undertaken to secure them. 47 contact hours.


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