2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Nov 28, 2022  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Homeland Security and Emergency Management, A.S.

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The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program will prepare students to continue their education to earn a B.S. degree or to enter the workforce.  Students in the program learn about issues and problems in society’s response to terrorism and emergency situations.  Coursework provides particular career-oriented skills for career opportunities in courtrooms, Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE), homeland security, emergency management, border patrol and national corporate security.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Distinguish the roles of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Utilize intelligence and technologies to enhance security
  • Develop emergency operations plans related to the mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery strategies for all-hazards concepts, including: terrorism, natural and man-made disaster, emergency management, prevention and protection, preparedness and response
  • Recognize how terrorism is investigated for homeland security and emergency management and share essential information for analysis
  • Debate Twenty-First Century issues of civil liberties and civil rights, National Security concerns, and privacy rights
  • Examine the issues of professional responsibility and ethical standards as they relate to Homeland Security and Emergency Management


General Education - 30-32 credits


(*) Students intending to transfer to Monmouth University will need to take another General Education Science course.  Students should consult a counselor.
(t) Career studies course that satisfies technological competency.

Total credits required for degree: 60-62

Program code for Registration: HLSEM

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Suggested Sequence - Homeland Security and Emergency Management A.S.

The following is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years.  This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date.  An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs.  See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2 - Spring Term

Total Credits: 15-16

Total Credits: 16

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total Credits: 12-16


*Offered Fall term only ** Offered Spring term only

Degree Audit Information

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Transfer Information

For-additional information on transfer visit the Transfer Resources website at https://www.brookdalecc.edu/transfer-resources/ and University Partnerships.

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