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)

Homeland Security Certificate of Achievement

This program leading to a Certificate of Achievement 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).

Required Major Courses

  • HLS 1000 Introduction to Homeland Security
  • HLS 1004 Terrorism Analysis
  • HLS 1005 Integrating Emergency Management & Homeland Security
  • HLS 1006 International Strategies in Homeland Security

Required Supportive Courses

Two courses from the following list in addition to the major requirements
  • HLS 1001 School Safety and Homeland Security
  • HLS 1002 Homeland Security and First Responders
  • HLS 1003 Introduction to Intelligence in Homeland Security
  • HLS 1007 Transportation to Intelligence to Homeland Security
  • HLS 1020 Homeland Security Special Topics