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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Certificate of Completion

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The Certificate of Completion in Homeland Security and Emergency Management equips students with the necessary skills to effectively respond to homeland security incidents. Modeled from federal guidelines, this unique certificate offers the dual benefit of earning college credits while preparing students to take the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certification examination.

This certificate is not a substitute for an academic degree and will not qualify a person for a position that requires a degree. However, all courses in the certificate may be applied to the Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.

Graduates are able to:

  • describe the various components of the emergency management system
  • write clearly and coherently
  • possess a working knowledge, both practical and theoretical, of the administrative operation of federal, state and local emergency management systems
  • describe new developments in the roles of local officials in emergency management and disaster response
  • use various strategies to promote interpersonal communication in the workplace

NOTE: Students in this program may not be eligible for Financial Aid; students should meet with an Academic Advisor or Financial Aid staff to discuss options for Financial Aid eligibility.

Curriculum – Certificate of Completion Program

Total Credits 15

1 Choose four courses from the following: Leadership, Influence & Decision Making for Emergency Operations (CRMJ 221 ); Crisis Communications for Emergency Response Personnel (CRMJ 121 ); Terrorism, Intelligence and Security Studies (CRMJ 206 ); Disaster and Catastrophic Emergency Operations (CRMJ 222 ); Incident Command Systems (CRMJ 220 ); Domestic Preparedness - Best Practices for Local Communities (CRMJ 122 ).

NOTE: All students must show evidence of completion of English Composition I or equivalent. 

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