- AS - Transfer Program
- Department of Homeland Security
Homeland Security associate degree. One program. Many career options.
Monroe Community College’s Homeland Security A.S. degree offers the knowledge and skills you need to provide vital prevention and protection services to our country and our community. Discover a world of career opportunities for every talent and interest. Learn about joining the front lines as an immigration or customs inspector, a trained expert in law enforcement or emergency medical services provider. Or work behind the scenes in cyber security and emergency planning. You’ll graduate ready to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in homeland security or a related major. Here are just some of the careers that you could pursue:
- Loss Prevention Manager
- Secret Service Officer
- Information Security Analyst
- Emergency Planning Specialist
- Immigration and Customs Inspector
- Fire Protection Inspector
- Law Enforcement Officers
- Intelligence Analyst
Learn from the experts. Earn college credits that transfer to homeland security and related bachelor’s degree programs
Through classroom, lab and field experiences you’ll learn from MCC instructors who have real world experience and connections to a network of area security experts. Your curriculum will include the study of homeland security and emergency management in the U.S., terrorism and terrorist motivations, the role of cybersecurity, emergency response strategies and tactics for safeguarding critical infrastructures and resources. Your first two years of study at MCC will provide a strong foundation for transfer to four-year college. Many now offer degree programs in Homeland Security, including:
- SUNY Canton
- SUNY Empire State
- SUNY University at Albany
- Roberts Wesleyan College
- Mercy College
- St John’s University
- Cazenovia College
- Medaille College
Get in touch with Monroe Community College’s admissions office to learn more about the opportunities you can create with an associate of science degree in homeland security. Contact us at 585.292.2200 or at email@example.com.
A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
School(s): Community Engagement & DevelopmentMCC Program Code: EM06
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.
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.
| ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
|CPT 120 Introduction to Cybersecurity|
|HSM 102 Introduction to Homeland Security|
|SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology|
| MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics OR|
higher SUNY-MATH Elective OR
PHL 102 Introduction to Logic
First Semester Total:
|CPT 125 Physical Security|
|HSM 108 Introduction to Intelligence Processes|
|POS 102 American National Government|
| SPC 144 Communication and Crisis OR|
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication
| CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice OR|
CRJ 102 Introduction to Private Security/Loss Prevention OR
CRJ 103 Constitutional Law and Rights of People OR
CRJ 104 Criminal Law OR
FPT 101 Fire Behavior and Combustion OR
FPT 260 Contemporary Issues in the Fire Service
Second Semester Total:
|HSM 101 Introduction to Emergency Management|
|HSM 103 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Terrorism and Homeland Security|
| PHL 108 World Religions: Western Traditions OR|
PHL 109 World Religions: Eastern Traditions
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES AND SCIENTIFIC REASONING (SUNY-NSCI) ELECTIVE*|
|POS 206 International Politics|
Third Semester Total:
|HSM 202 Organizational and Facility Security|
|PHL 250 Professional Ethics|
| SOC 203 Criminology OR|
PSY 100 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
|SCR 211 Computer Security I|
|HSM 107 Social Media: Issues and Impacts|
Fourth Semester Total: