Homeland Security

Homeland Security

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).

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Many of the OCC Homeland Security Program courses are offered online?



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Prospective students must meet standard OCC eligibility requirements. There is an open admissions policy, however in most cases a placement test and new student orientation must also be completed. Students should meet with a counselor before attempting this plan of study.


Programs are primarily offered on the Auburn Hills campus; however, OCC's Learning Management System, D2L, is available 24 hours a day. If you need to visit one of our five conveniently located campuses, then explore our website for hours of operation, maps, and related information.


OCC’s mission is to guide our students to success that fulfills community needs. We make navigating the array of courses and student services easy and accessible. For example, in the OCC Homeland Security Program, you will earn a Level I Certificate of Achievement that satisfies the general education requirements for an associate degree in Technological Sciences with an emphasis in Homeland Security.  OCC has articulation agreements with numerous four-year colleges to make your transfer easy.

OCC's Virtual Campus provides fully online services such as admissions, registration, counseling, academic support/tutoring, financial aid, bookstore, and library.

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"The OCC Homeland Security program is for anyone who wishes to learn about risk management with resilience, thoughtful analysis, and understanding the levels of preparedness."
- Alin Y, Auburn Hills, MI