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2014-15 Catalog 
2014-15 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Certificate - Homeland Security

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Program Design

The Homeland Security certificate program offers students an in-depth understanding of the issues and concerns surrounding homeland security and emergency management. This certificate also provides students with practical solutions in the management of natural and man-made threats and emergency events. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be better equipped to lead their agency, department, organization, company and community in the preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation of both natural and man-made disasters.

The Homeland Security certificate is Manchester Community College’s answer to the growing need of trained professionals in the area. It provides the learner with the up-to-date technical and theoretical training required to fulfill the increasing demands of emergency providers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the all Homeland Security certificate program requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and extent of the terrorist threat to the United States, including the motives and methods of various foreign and domestic terrorist organizations.
  2. Analyze and study the historical and political efforts of terrorist cell groups.
  3. Gain knowledge and understanding of the proactive and reactive responses to a variety of scenarios by law enforcement, judicial agencies, intelligence organizations and the military.
  4. Study and analyze historical, ideological, and cultural differences among a variety of foreign and domestic terrorist groups.
  5. Understand the legal and ethical challenges presented by efforts to control various terrorist threats through border control, surveillance, detention, interrogation and disciplinary actions.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges presented to the various domestic agencies charged with maintaining the security of the homeland and responding to natural disasters.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of organizational design, management and inter-agency coordination and cooperation at the local, state and national level in response to natural and man-made disasters.
  8. Develop an understanding of response incidents through academic and pragmatic scenarios.

Total Credits Required: 16

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