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Homeland Security


Homeland Security Certificate

This certificate examines the roots of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, intelligence analysis, response methods, natural disaster incidents, threat mitigation, crisis negotiation, and conflict resolution. It explores topics directly associated with border security and security for transportation infrastructure, including: seaports, ships, aircraft, trains, train stations, highways, bridges, rail lines, pipelines, and bus systems.

Catalog Date: January 1, 2023

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
HLS 300 Introduction to Homeland Security 3
HLS 302 Intelligence Analysis and Security Management 3
HLS 304 Transportation and Border Security 3
Total Units: 9

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • construct a historical time-line reflecting significant terrorist threats and events in the United States and globally.
  • classify the roles, functions of, and interdependency among local, federal and international law enforcement and military agencies to counter and combat terrorism.
  • differentiate between ethical and unethical attitudes and actions regarding the execution of homeland security practices.
  • identify the characteristics, ideologies, motives and behaviors of various extremist and terrorist groups that foster and support terrorist, criminal activities.
  • explain operational knowledge of intelligence gathering and analysis processes pertinent to homeland security.
  • identify and describe threats to national and international security.
  • outline the primary federal, state, and local agencies in the United States that are affiliated with border and transportation security and the ethical parameters in which they operate.
  • discuss differences in dealing with security threats for passengers versus freight/cargo transportation systems and border security.
  • describe the impact of technology on countering threats to transportation systems and border security.