Homeland Security

90% or more of this program can be completed online.

Be prepared for career opportunities to protect our nation and the world

Homeland security is one of our country’s fastest growing fields. Graduates of Monroe Community College’s homeland security certificate program will find career opportunities in all levels of government and the private sector, for example:

  • U. S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U. S. Customs and Border Protection
  • TSA
  • FEMA
  • U. S. Secret Service
  • Carestream Health
  • City of Rochester Emergency Communications
  • Police and fire departments

Learn to Solve Future Security Challenges in the Public and Private Sectors

MCC’s Homeland Security Management Institute designed the homeland security certificate program to equip you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to deal with the security challenges facing America today. This certificate provides an introduction to homeland security, then advanced level courses on detection, protection and recovery issues for government, hospitals, IT and other businesses, citizens, and first responders.

Opportunities in the public and private sectors related to homeland security include:

  • Safety and compliance
  • Enforcement
  • Investigations
  • Computer security
  • Emergency response

You may start your homeland security career in positions like these:

  • Border patrol agent
  • Program analyst
  • Information technology specialist
  • Emergency management specialist
  • Security specialist

To find out more about the homeland security certificate from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.

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Certificate Program

Department:Homeland Security

School(s): Community Engagement & Development

MCC Program Code: EM04

90% or more of this program can be completed online.

The Homeland Security Certificate Program provides training that prepares students for career opportunities in the public and private sectors related to homeland security to include safety and compliance, enforcement, investigations, computer security, emergency response and other related safety and security fields. It is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skill sets needed to effectively deal with the challenges facing America in the arena of homeland security. This certificate provides an introduction and expands to specific areas in the advanced level courses stressing detection, protection and recovery issues for government, health care providers, businesses, citizens and first responders.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Identify security risks and assess potential threats to homeland security.

2. Develop effective countermeasures aimed at protecting our nations resources and infrastructures.

Employment Potential
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Occupational Resource: https://www.onetonline.org

Requirements for Program Entrance

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
HSM 101 Introduction to Emergency Management
HSM 107 Social Media, Issues and Impacts
CPT 120 Introduction to Cybersecurity
HSM 103 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Terrorism and Homeland Security
First Semester Total:
CPT 125 Physical Security
HSM 102 Introduction to Homeland Security
HSM 202 Organizational and Facility Security
HSM 108 Introduction to Intelligence Processes
SCR 211 Computer Security I
Second Semester Total: