Certificate in Homeland Security and Consequence Management


This certificate is designed to give the professional in the security field or the student who is considering getting into the corporate, government, or law enforcement security field, knowledge of threat assessment and consequence management in the context of homeland security. Students earning this certificate will learn the functions and goals of national response systems, and they will apply what they learn to actual events. They will also learn how to select and apply the correct methods of threat assessment in a variety of contexts, such as the workplace, public safety, and infrastructure protection. The certificate will provide knowledge regarding the core and specialized activities within a security organization, their interrelationships, as well as how and why various security functions are organized.


Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to do the following:

  • Identify, through independent research and discussion, how the effective use of the Department of Homeland Security can be used in pre-identification of a terrorist event or group.
  • Identify, through independent research, the various elements of state, federal, and local emergency management systems to be used in the prevention of a terrorist attack.
  • Research the FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) and analyze its effectiveness at identification and proactive engagement in mitigating large-scale man-made events.
  • Outline how local, state, or emergency assets interact; Identify the benefits and hindrances to their effective deployment and alternative solutions to a projected terrorist attack.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication by creating an emergency management plan for a local event that details effective rapid deployment to a man-made WMD event.
  • Examine the role of security as it pertains to protecting individuals; build and defend a security plan taking into account different threat scenarios
  • Write and revise written products related to the field of study.
  • Identify through research key documents and lectures on managing the security organization.
  • Analyze domestic terrorism.
  • Analyze homeland security.
  • Analyze current and future issues faced by homeland security.


CJ4500     Homeland Security and Terrorism

PRO398     Fundamentals of Threat Assessment

PRO405     Consequence Management

SEC366     Managing the Security Organization

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.