Certificate in Homeland Security


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 crisis preparedness and consequence management in the context of homeland security. Students taking this certificate will learn the functions and goals of national response systems, and they will apply what they learn to actual events, including the use of weapons of mass destruction. And, most importantly, students will practice writing the relevant reports expected in such contexts.


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

  • Research and define crisis preparedness.
  • Discuss and analyze key concepts and issues integral to the WMD terrorist threat including terrorist capabilities and motivations.
  • Articulate an understanding and application of ICS, NIMS, NRF concepts by applying to natural and man-made disasters.
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Prepare well-written reports and presentations for higher levels about WMD terrorism and emergency management plans.
  • Prepare well-written reports for higher levels about WMD terrorism.

Certificate (13.5 Credit Hours)

PRO605 – Advanced Consequence Management and Incident Command System
SEC505 – Advanced Strategies/Crisis Preparedness
TCT517 – WMD Terrorism

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.