Drawing on over forty years of experience training first responders in the fields of police, fire and EMS; Oakland Community College expanded it's commitment to field of emergency services offering a Certificate of Achievement in the discipline of Homeland Security.
The Homeland Security program will expose students to domestic and international terrorism issues and strategies for countering terrorist threats. Best practices will be identified for successful security planning and threat assessment. The key principles of emergency management and disaster planning will be presented to deal with both man-made and natural threats. Successful students will acquire the fundamental knowledge for external certifications in the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).