Homeland Security Certificate Program

Homeland Security continues to be a top priority and a critical issue for local, county, state and the federal government agencies as well as the corporate sector. The Homeland Security certificate offers the student a firm foundation in understanding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as well as other public and private institutions.

It provides the student with an overview of the primary areas of focus in Homeland Security such as Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, Cyber Security, Public Safety Communications and Corporate Security.

The program benefits anyone interested in developing a solid foundation in homeland security and emergency management, including new high school graduates, returning military veterans, incumbent workers, public safety professionals seeking new skills, and displaced workers.

Graduates will be prepared for immediate employment in a wide range of positions — such as safety and compliance, enforcement, investigations, and dispatch and communications — within the public and private sectors. The fastest-growing careers within the homeland security industry include emergency management specialists, computer security specialists, security managers, airport screeners, private investigators and first responders.

The top employers of emergency management specialists in general are local and state governments, hospitals, power generation and supply services, and emergency and other relief services, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The certificate program is approved by the State University of New York and registered by New York State Education Department. It will be offered beginning this fall on MCC’s Brighton Campus, 1000 E. Henrietta Road, through MCC’s Homeland Security Management Institute (HSMI).

Starting in fall 2014, HSMI is expanding its offerings into credit courses to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Fall Semester Courses

HSM101 - Introduction to Emergency Management

HSM103 - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Terrorism and Homeland Security

CPT120 - Introduction to Cybersecurity

HSM 202 - Organizational and Facility Security

SCR211 - Computer Security 1

For more information about the program, call HSMI at (585) 753-3921. To enroll, call the Admissions office at (585) 292-2200 Deadline for admissions application is Aug. 18; classes begin on Sept. 2.

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