Homeland Security/Terrorism Certificate

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Homeland Security/Terrorism Certificate

 

    Program Code: C55180B

    Our Criminal Justice Technology – Homeland Security/Terrorism certificate program is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Emphasis is placed on criminal law, underlying issues of terrorism, homeland security, and ethics and community relations. Courses are offered in the two formats in alternate semesters to encourage student completion.

    This is a certificate program and requires fewer credits and less time to complete than a degree or diploma program. Certificate programs can be taken alone but are often taken along with other Criminal Justice programs.

    The Criminal Justice Technology program also offers degree, diploma, and additional certificate options.

    Skills You’ll Learn

    The Criminal Justice Technology program is focused on job-related skills in the following areas:

    • Understanding the criminal justice system and its components (law enforcement, the courts, parole, juvenile justice, and corrections)
    • Selecting appropriate techniques and practices for various types of criminal investigations
    • Applying knowledge of criminal and constitutional law to criminal scenarios

    Career Opportunities

    There are many employment opportunities for Criminal Justice Technology graduates, including:

    • Correctional officer
    • County detention officer
    • Deputy sheriff
    • Intensive probation/parole surveillance officer
    • Loss prevention specialist
    • Police officer
    • State trooper

    Certificate requirements

    15 Credit Hours

    Courses in this program

    Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

    This course introduces the components and processes of the criminal justice system. Topics include history, structure, functions, and philosophy of the criminal justice system and their relationship to life in our society. Upon completion, students should be able to define and describe the major system components and their interrelationships and evaluate career options.

    Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
    • Prerequisites:
      None
    • Corequisites:
      None

    This course covers the history/evolution/principles and contemporary applications of criminal law. Topics include sources of substantive law, classification of crimes, parties to crime, elements of crimes, matters of criminal responsibility, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the sources of law and identify, interpret, and apply the appropriate statutes/elements.

    Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
    • Prerequisites:
      None
    • Corequisites:
      None

    This course identifies the fundamental reasons why America is a target for terrorists, covering various domestic/international terrorist groups and ideologies from a historical aspect. Emphasis is placed upon recognition of terrorist crime scene; weapons of mass destruction; chemical, biological, and nuclear terrorism; and planning considerations involving threat assessments. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss the methods used in terrorists' activities and complete a threat assessment for terrorists' incidents.

    Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
    • Prerequisites:
      None
    • Corequisites:
      None

    This course introduces the historical organizational and practical aspects of Homeland Security. Topics include a historic overview, definitions and concepts, organizational structure, communications, technology, mitigation prevention and preparedness, response and recovery, and the future of Homeland Security. Upon completion, students should be able to explain essential characteristics of terrorism and Homeland Security, and define roles, functions and interdependency between agencies.

    Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
    • Prerequisites:
      None
    • Corequisites:
      None

    This course covers ethical considerations and accepted standards applicable to criminal justice organizations and professionals. Topics include ethical systems; social change, values, and norms; cultural diversity; citizen involvement in criminal justice issues; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to apply ethical considerations to the decision-making process in identifiable criminal justice situations.

    Lecture Hours: 3  Lab Hours: 0  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
    • Prerequisites:
      None
    • Corequisites:
      None

    Questions others are asking.

    We offer several credentials that provide the flexibility you need. Most degree programs last two years and provide the most in-depth study of a particular subject. Diplomas and certificates take less time and are often taken in conjunction with other degree programs. Specialized training is also available for workforce development programs that are completed in less than a year.

    Contact Information

    Career Programs
    Advanced Manufacturing Center
    New Bern Campus
    252-638-7370

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