Associate of Science
The Associate of Science degree in Homeland Security is designed to provide you with a comprehensive review of the Department of Homeland Security, its agencies, laws, authorities and actions.
By completing the Associate of Science degree you may either transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree in a related field or apply for entry-level positions in law enforcement, security, protective services, and other careers in local, state, or federal jurisdictional arenas.
Courses in the program focus on an overview of Homeland Security Law and on domestic, international, biological, agriculture and cyber terrorism.
Detailed throughout the program are the skills and knowledge needed to support the homeland security mission of preventing terrorist attacks within the United States, reducing the United States' vulnerability to terrorism and minimizing damage.
The courses also take into consideration natural and man-made crises, such as Hurricane Katrina as it relates to emergency planning. Other areas related connection to homeland security are connections between illegal drug trafficking and terrorism. In the program, students examine threats caused by natural and technological disasters as well as intentional threats of domestic and international terrorism, including weapons of mass destruction.
Laws, strategy and plans for dealing with various natural, accidental and premeditated threats to homeland security are also summarized in the program. Students review the respective and relative roles and responsibilities of government agencies, non-government organizations and individual citizens for U. S. national security. In addition, homeland security planning is addressed, including strategic planning, the National Response Plan, the National Incident Management System, various planning scenarios, and other federal and state guidelines.
The economic impact of terrorist acts and threats of such acts are also examined. In particular, the scope and nature of finance and economics within countries that produce terrorists and the range of financial contacts and supports between those countries and other countries and those individuals whose support and finance such activities will be studied.
Using a criminal justice framework for studying terrorist groups and individuals is also introduced into the program.
In addition to Homeland Security majors, others who would be interested in this program include those studying criminal justice, business and economics, pre-legal studies and anyone interested in emergency response.
Fire arms training available
CWC has a state-of-the-art Fire Arms Training System (FATS) to provide a complete virtual firearms training experience.
The Law Enforcement Training System provides a complete synthetic environment for an unequalled virtual training experience.