Protective Services employees, such as law enforcement officers and security personnel, work every day to safeguard lives and property. The Homeland Security: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement program is designed to give students a general knowledge needed to enter various law enforcement careers at the federal, state, and local levels.
Students will be introduced to emergency preparedness with an emphasis on public health and safety while exploring a range of careers in law enforcement.
Brochure Skills Acquired
Foundations of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (1 credit)
Homeland security and emergency preparedness guidelines, concepts, and action plans are key concepts in this course. Emphasis will be placed on unique aspects of public safety and public health. Various methodologies for intelligence gathering and dissemination will be examined. Students will identify various local, state, and federal assets and prepare an action plan that includes initial notification, emergency response (on and off scene), and recovery.
Administration of Justice I (1 credit) -
This class will introduce students to multiple aspects of criminal justice and law enforcement. Students will explore the criminal process, various forces that impact law enforcement, and the rights of citizens. Students will understand the difference between juvenile and adult justice, and classifications of different crimes. The class will give students a general knowledge needed for students to enter various law enforcement careers at the federal, state, and local levels.
Administration of Justice II (1 credit) -
This class will expand upon students’ knowledge of criminal justice and law enforcement. Students will be introduced to evidence collection, analysis, and forensic examination. The role of law enforcement officials as a first responder will also be discussed as well as the duties of police officers. Students will explore a range of careers in law enforcement.
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Internship/Capstone (1 credit) -
The capstone course is an extension and culmination for all the options in the Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness completer program. Student knowledge and skills are refined and challenged in an authentic environment, applying real-world applications. This relevant, enriching experience exposes the student to a broad array of workplace skills that are part of an individualized training plan. Students will complete a working portfolio, which will be presented for review and critique, documenting their academic and technical skill attainment.
- Exploring the criminal process.
- Determining the difference between juvenile and adult justice.
- Understanding the role of law enforcement officials as a first responder.
- Classification of different crimes
- Evidence collection, analysis, and forensic examination.
- Public safety and emergency preparedness.
For more information about careers in the homeland security field, please check out this link to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.
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