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The Associate of Science degree in Homeland Security is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive review of the Department of Homeland Security, its agencies, laws, authorities and actions. Students completing this Associate of Arts degree 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.
The general education courses required in the Associate of Science degree are designed to develop a student’s minimum level of competency in the areas of writing, math, and oral communication. The remaining general education requirements are designed to assure the student has a broad general background in different discipline areas in which students come to know and understand themselves and others, in the nation and in the world.
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 curricula 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; minimizing damage and assisting in recovery of occurring terrorist attacks; acting as a focal point regarding a natural or man-made crisis;emergency planning; and monitoring connections between illegal drug trafficking and terrorism.
To be successful in a homeland security or criminal justice career, a person must demonstrate the following professional attributes: integrity, analytical and critical thinking, independence, initiative, dependability, attention to detail, achievement/effort, innovation, persistence, and cooperation.
Fire arms training available
CWC has two state-of-the-art Fire Arms Training Systems (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.
The Criminal Justice Department works in partnership with CWC’s on campus Rural Justice Training Center to provide additional learning and training experiences to criminal justice and homeland security students.
The adjunct instructor and deputy director of the RJTC is a certified simmunitions instructor.