Certificate of Achievement 18+ Semester (27+ Quarter) Units
The purpose of the Associate of Science in Homeland Security Degree is to provide the student with selected basic core courses to meet the needs of entry-level positions or re-skilling of current public safety professionals in preparation for employment/promotion in the Homeland Security field. The Homeland Security program consists of courses in homeland security, emergency management, hazard mitigation, violence in society, terrorism, and critical infrastructure.
The goal of this program to meet the needs of the students who are interested in pursuing careers in or advancing careers in Homeland Security fields such as homeland security, emergency management, risk management, law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, private and physical security. The Homeland Security Degree program is designed for First Responders, government officials, emergency managers as well as the citizen interested in personal and community safety and security.
The sequence of courses developed in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security-FEMA—Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security ensuring that the program will prepare graduates for the contemporary job market and to supply local agencies and organizations with qualified people for this field. Additionally, the curriculum is designed to align with curriculum at the baccalaureate and masters level of advanced study in Homeland Security.