Homeland Security is a growing new field within Criminal Justice brought about by the growth of terrorist threats against the United States and abroad.
Hillsborough Community College now offers courses in Homeland Security.
These courses are college credit classes which can also be used toward as Associates in Science Degree or an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice. These courses are transferable and should also qualify as electives for most Associates Degrees.
The College’s Homeland Security Courses are designed to prepare graduates for work in various Homeland Security fields. They are specifically designed for students who are pursuing a career in counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, national security, or governmental security.
These courses would be appropriate for anyone entering the fields of law enforcement, private security, or public administration as well as political science or risk management.
Enrollment is open to H.C.C. students and non-students alike and requires only a High School Diploma, subject to HCC enrollment policies.
HOMELAND SECURITY TRAINING
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
A student can receive a Hillsborough Community College Certificate of Completion in Homeland Security Training upon successful completion of 9 credits in Homeland Security courses.
Students must successfully complete Introduction to Terrorism, Introduction to Homeland Security, and Weapons of Mass Destruction to receive a Certificate of Completion.
Please Note: Students must apply to the Criminal Justice Program Manager to obtain their Homeland Security Certificate.
HOMELAND SECURITY COURSES OFFERED
DSC 1002 - INTRODUCTION TO TERRORISM
This course teaches the foundations of National Security as it relates to International and Domestic Terrorism and the United States engagement in the war against Terrorism. This course is a survey of the history and development of terrorist organizations and extreme political militancy both in the United States and the world.
DSC 1003 - INTRODUCTION TO HOMELAND SECURITY
This course provides an introspective review of the history of the United States Homeland Defense Initiative. This course will explore the evolution of homeland security in the United States including an overview of the government agencies and laws involved.
DSC 2033 - INTRODUCTION TO TERRORIST WEAPONS AND TACTICS (fka WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION)
This course introduces students to various types of weapons of mass destruction. Students will be introduced to basic principles of weapons of mass destruction recognition, identification, decontamination, and treatment protocols and the use of personal protective equipment as well as the toxicology and physical and chemical properties associated with such weapons.
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Please Note: The Hillsborough Community College Certificate of Completion in Homeland Security Training is not a College Credit Certificate but a Certificate acknowledging successfull completion of the Homeland Security courses offered.