This program is designed to prepare successful students to work in various Homeland Security agencies at a local, state or federal level. Specifically for those students whose career-focus is in counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, national security or government security, this program is a great way to examine new and different subject areas within this growing field. The program provides an overview of the elements involved in the homeland security function, as well as the challenges critical infrastructure managers in government and industry can/will face while maintaining mission operations and staff accountability in the midst of multiple overlapping roles and responsibilities in our rapidly changing world.
With the onset of terrorism and heightened threats both at home and abroad, Homeland Security is a growing, increasingly complex field within the Criminal Justice field. Homeland security professionals address key functions of threat prevention, crisis response, and operations recovery. Given that homeland security is a responsibility shared by a number of different government agencies, professionals in this field require cooperation from all sides including the private sector and individual citizens. Ideal for anyone entering law enforcement, private security or public administration, this course provides students with an overview of homeland security issues, threats and emergency management to ensure they understand the context within which their roles and responsibilities contribute to the overall effort to deter and mitigate against the effects of these new threats.
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Compare national security policy before 9/11 with changes to that policy as a consequence of 9/11 and the formation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Describe the purpose and organization of the DHS
Explain the concept of terrorism
Examine the use of intelligence
Describe critical infrastructure and key resources
Examine cyber terrorism
Examine how transportation systems are at risk and protected from terrorist threats
Examine the effects of terrorism on public health
Describe the purpose and structure of the National Response Framework (NRF)
Describe the U.S. approach to emergency management
Describe the Incident Command System (ICS)
Describe how incident response situations are managed
Describe the purpose, structure, and function of the ICS
Write a response plan to an emergency situation
Describe the ethical considerations involved in homeland security issues
Describe the use of communication technologies in emergency situations
Examine the role of various fields in preparing for and responding to emergencies
Describe the role of higher learning institutions in preparing graduates for understanding their role in homeland security
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Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.