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Homeland Security Certificate

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  • Homeland Security
    Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility


    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2009 (415)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2009 (415), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

    Program Leadership Information

    publicsafetyadvising@spcollege.edu -
    Charles Crowther, Lead Instructor, AC, (727) 341-4507
    Brian Frank, Dean, AC, (727) 341-4503

    Program Summary

    This certificate is a comprehensive certificate focused on policy, planning and administration of emergency response teams and systems. This certificate focuses on homeland security and integrates the practical, technical and communication aspects of emergency management. Program participants will gain an understanding of problems facing response teams, learn to write emergency plans according to local, state, and federal guidelines and build communications skills as crisis advisors. These courses apply towards the Emergency Administration and Management Associate in Science degree.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Florida CIP Code

    0743011202: Security Mgmt & Administration

    Federal CIP Code

    43.0302: Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • Risk Manager in private and public organizations
    • Emergency Response Director
    • Security Manager at the local, state or the federal levels or private industry
    • Professionals interested in emergency response training and management
    • Governmental and industrial emergency planner


    DSC 1002Domestic & International Terrorism3
    DSC 1004Introduction to the NRF and NIMS3
    DSC 1033Weapons of Mass Destruction3
    DSC 1222Psychological Management of Weapons Of Mass Destruction Victims3
    DSC 1552Critical Infrastructure Protection3
    DSC 1562Homeland Security Threat Strategy3
    DSC 1631Terrorism Response Planning3
    DSC 1751Homeland Security Policy & Law3
    Total Credits24
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  • Stay for your associate and bachelor's degrees

    Our Homeland Security Certificate transfers to our A.S. degrees in Criminal Justice Technology or Emergency Administration and Management. The A.S. degree gives you a general education background and transfers to our bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration.

  • Homeland security and emergency management careers

    Our programs prepare you for jobs as emergency management directors, planners and specialists or security management specialists. To become certified as an emergency manager through the National Coordinating Council on Emergency Management (NCCEM), you need work experience.

  • What you will learn

    Our Homeland Security Certificate teaches you:

    • The federal framework used to respond to national incidents
    • Problems facing emergency response teams
    • How to protect infrastructure
    • Aspects of domestic and international terrorism
    • Threat assessment and mitigation
    • Communications skills as crisis advisors
  • Homeland security training

    CT iconProfessionals trained to respond to terrorist threats and incidents remain in demand. Our Homeland Security Certificate gives you an overview of the federal response to major disasters, how to assess threats to the country and appropriate actions to take.