Homeland Security/Emergency Management
The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Homeland Security/Emergency Management is considered appropriate for individuals currently in an emergency response profession seeking to update skills or for those interested in entering the field of homeland security and emergency management. Those benefiting from the program include first responders, fire fighters, criminal justice professionals, emergency managers in health care, corporate or government entities. The Associate degree is a stepping stone for those students who plan to go on for a bachelor’s degree, but is designed as a terminal non-transferable degree.
The objective of the degree is to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental principles of emergency management and an all-hazards approach to disaster planning, the ability to understand the basis of terrorism and its effect on society as well as policies and procedures for countermeasures, and understanding both the historical and evolving concept of homeland security within the broader political and national security system of the contemporary nation-state.
The Associate of Applied Science Degree is (HSEM) Homeland Security/Emergency Management is a two year interdisciplinary degree program of 65/66 semester hours including 34/35 general education courses. All students are required to complete new core courses of Introduction to Terrorism, Mass Disaster and Emergency Response, Incident Command System, Principles of Emergency Management, and State and Local disaster Management.
“The smart thing is to
prepare for the unexpected.”
One of the HSEM classes.
First graduate with Homeland Security & Emergency Management Degree
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