HOMELAND SECURITY

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Homeland Security Management Institute

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

CIP Code: 43.9999
MCC Program Code: EM06
NYSED Code (BRI): 38214
Admissions
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New, Transfer, or Re-admit students should contact Admissions at 585-292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

Continuing students should contact Homeland Security Management Institute for more information.

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Description
The Homeland Security Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program is designed to meet the needs of students interested in pursuing a career in the field of Homeland Security. The program provides homeland security and general education courses that help prepare the student for continuing their education at a four-year institution. Upon successful completion of the program students may find employment opportunities in the private security industry as well as local, regional, state and Federal homeland security and emergency management agencies. Certain positions may also require graduates to pass a qualifying civil service exam for employment.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the role and functions of homeland security in our nation’s various governmental systems.
2. Describe the structure and functions of various governmental agencies responsible for homeland security at the local, state, federal and international levels.
3. Compare the various homeland security threats, including terrorism, man-made, technological and natural disasters.
4. Explain the interactions of the various agencies at the local, state and federal levels and how they integrate their resources related to homeland security.
5. Explain core principles of homeland security as they apply to the roles of citizens, governmental agencies and the private sector.
6. Apply appropriate policies and procedures of homeland security to real world situations and threats.
7. Identify appropriate responses to ethical issues encountered in the homeland security professions.
8. Identify homeland security career options and their required qualifications.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
English: Waiver of accuplacer reading and sentence level tests; score of 71 or higher on reading test and 82 or higher
on sentence level test; or completion of TRS 200 with a C or better; or completion of TRS 105 with a C or higher; or
completion of ESL 201 with a C or higher, or ENG 200 Placement. This requirement will allow a student to take the
required English composition course in the first semester of the program.

Math: TRS 094 with a grade of C or better, or MCC Level 4 Mathematics Placement. This requirement will
allow a student to take the minimum required mathematics level course in the first semester of the program.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 CREDIT HOURS
HSM 103 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Terrorism and Homeland Security 3
CPT 120 Introduction to Cybersecurity 4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE - MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition 3
Total16
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 CREDIT HOURS
POS 102 American National Government 3
SPC 144 Communication and Crisis 3
CPT 125 Physical Security 3
PHL 108 World Religions: Western Traditions 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE* 3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 1
Total16
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 CREDIT HOURS
HSM 102 Introduction to Homeland Security 3
HSM 107 Social Media, Issues and Impacts 3
HSM 101 Introduction to Emergency Management 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*3
Total16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 CREDIT HOURS
SCR 211 Computer Security I 3
HSM 202 Organizational and Facility Security 3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication 3
POS 206 International Politics 3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 1
Total 16
TOTAL CREDITS64
*Program Electives:
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 102 Introduction to Private Security/Loss Prevention
CRJ 103 Constitutional Law and Rights of People
CRJ 104 Criminal Law
FPT 101 Fire Behavior and Combustion
FPT 105 History of the Fire Service

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