Homeland security training

Professionals 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. To become certified as an Emergency Manager through the National Coordinating Council on Emergency Management (NCCEM), you need work experience.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Emergency Management Directors

Salary Data

Florida Average

United States Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

150

2026

180

Percent Change

16

Projected Job Openings

10

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 Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

HLS-CT

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2009 (415)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2009 (415), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

publicsafetyadvising@spcollege.edu -

Charles Crowther
Lead Instructor, AC
(727) 341-4507


Brian Frank
Dean, AC
(727) 341-4503


Program Summary

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 Associate in Science degree.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

0743011202: Security Mgmt & Administration

Federal CIP Code

43.0302: Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management.

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

MAJOR CORE COURSES

DSC 1002 Domestic & International Terrorism 3
DSC 1004 Introduction to the NRF and NIMS 3
DSC 1033 Weapons of Mass Destruction 3
DSC 1222 Psychological Management of Weapons Of Mass Destruction Victims 3
DSC 1552 Critical Infrastructure Protection 3
DSC 1562 Homeland Security Threat Strategy 3
DSC 1631 Terrorism Response Planning 3
DSC 1751 Homeland Security Policy & Law 3
Total Credits 24

STAY FOR YOUR ASSOCIATE AND BACHELOR'S DEGREES

Our Homeland Security Certificate transfers to our Associate in Science degrees in Criminal Justice Technology or Emergency Administration and Management at SPC. These A.S. degrees give you a general education background and transfer to our bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration.

PUBLIC SAFETY ADVANCED TRAINING

If you're looking for training as a current public safety professional or need to meet your mandatory training requirements, SPC offers a wide range of Advanced and Short-Term Training for public safety professionals.

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