Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Associate Degree Program
The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Associate Degree provides students with entry-level knowledge and skills in the ever-adjusting field tasked with safeguarding our lives from natural and man-made threats and vulnerabilities.
The program focuses on key strategies related to "all-hazards" planning, mitigation, response and recovery prevention or pre-event planning, mitigation, post-event response, and recovery for crisis events. This program also focuses on the mutual aid efforts between various State and Federal agencies such as law enforcement, military, security and medical before, during and after such events to protect persons, and assets pertaining to finances and physical properties.
The coursework provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for protection, security, law enforcement, and management positions in public, private, local, state, and federal agencies.
This program is offered at the Dover campus.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:
- Law Enforcement, Emergency and Medical Responders, Planners or practitioners
- Federal, State, local and private Emergency Responders and Planners
- Military and Intelligence personnel
- Security Officers
- Facility or plant operators
What You Will Earn
A competitive starting salary between $25,000 - $55,000
What You Will Learn
Upon completing your academic program, you will have developed the following knowledge and skills:
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Articulate the roles and responsibilities of key Criminal Justice and Homeland Security agencies and organizations.
- Demonstrate "all-hazards" planning, mitigation, response and recovery.
- Apply mitigation and crisis intervention strategies used by integrated disaster response teams to diverse citizen populations.
- Articulate the psychology and history of domestic and international terrorism.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as a graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.
- Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
- Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
- Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively.
- Use computers or related technology for practical and/or professional applications.
- Apply scientific inquiry and mathematical reasoning to practical problems.
Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree?
This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See an academic counselor for details!