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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Homeland security Specialization
 
Associate of Applied Science Degree Offered through AN, MA, WO

Purpose: This program prepares students for entry-level opportunities as a local, state, or federal law enforcement officer; commercial and industrial security officer; police officer; or private or government investigator, particularly in the areas of homeland security.

Admission Requirements: A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on College placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics are required. Students should consult with academic advisors during course selection. Persons entering the public or private sectors of criminal justice employment will be subject to intensive physical agility tests, background investigations, psychological testing, personal interviews, physical examinations, and polygraph examinations.

two years Credits
1st Semester
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3
1ADJ 234 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism 3
2ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
3MTH 151 Mathematics for Liberal Arts or 3-4
  Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab  
SDV 100 College Sucess Skills 1
Total   16-17
2nd Semester
ADJ 163 Crime Analysis and Intelligence or 3
  ADJ  154  Intelligence and Technology Analysis  
4ADJ ___ Homeland Security Elective 3
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking or 3
  CST  110  Intro to Communications  
GEO 230 Political Geography or 3
  ADJ  250  Global Security  
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology I 3
Total   16
3rd Semester
ADJ 212 Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures II 3
ADJ 228 Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs 3
ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation 3
ADJ 243 Homeland Security and Law 3
ADJ 247 Criminal Behavior 3
Total   15
4th Semester
ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional 3
ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel or 3
  PBS  240  Constitutional Law  
ADJ 240 Techniques of Interviewing 3
4ADJ ___ Homeland Security Elective 3
4ADJ ___ Homeland Security Elective 3
REL 231 Religions of the World I 3
Total   18
Total credits for the Homeland Security Specialization=65-66

1 Some instructors may incorporate FEMA IS-100LE and FEMA IS-340 for students in the process of obtaining their Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification, FEMA PDS (Professional Development Series) certificate, as well as state emergency management certifications.

2 ENG 111 is recommended for those students who may pursue a four-year degree. Students planning to transfer should work with an academic advisor in course selection. ENG 115 or ENG 131 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor.

3 Students may take any higher-lever MTH, especially if pursuing a four-year degree where most institutions will require a minimum of MTH 151 or MTH 157. The science elective may be selected from physical and life science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

4 Students may choose from any of the following homeland security electives: ADJ 127, ADJ 154, ADJ 160, ADJ 161, ADJ 163, ADJ 169, ADJ 170, ADJ 233, ADJ 240, ADJ 244 ADJ 250, ADJ 252, PBS 140, PBS 145, PBS 150, PBS 210, PBS 220, or other homeland security elective approved by an academic advisor, including ADJ 295 or ADJ 298. Some ADJ 244 instructors may incorporate FEMA IS-200 and FEMA IS-860 and some ADJ 252 instructors may incorporate FEMA IS-100LE and FEMA IS-891 for students in the process of obtaining their Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification, FEMA PDS (Professional Development Series) certificate, as well as state emergency management certifications. Additionally, ADJ faculty approval may be obtained for selected ADJ 195 or ADJ 298 courses related to homeland security.

5 Some instructors may incorporate FEMA IS-230.b, FEMA IS-700, and FEMA IS-800 for students in the process of obtaining their Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification, FEMA PDS (Professional Development Series) certificate, as well as state emergency management certifications.