Homeland Security - B. Tech
The Homeland Security program prepares students for positions in public and private sectors to be able to plan for and defend against terrorism.
The program is an extension of the highly successful Criminal Justice associate degree, as well as the Criminal Investigation and Law Enforcement Leadership four-year degrees offered at the College.
Options for employment include availabilities in both frontline operations and behind the scenes planning.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that for positions in Law Enforcement are expected to be favorable. Employment of police and detectives is expected to grow 10 percent through 2018. The agency reports all related fields under the law enforcement category.
“There are many avenues to be explored in the field, including fiscal, human resource, and technological concerns. Where it differs from our current programs is homeland security students will be able to identify a wide range of threats, both foreign and domestic, and be appropriately prepared to respond.”
- Assistant Professor Paul R. Bowdre, Curriculum Coordinator
- Private Sector Security
- U.S. Border Patrol
- U.S. Coast Guard
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
- U.S. Marshal's Service
- U.S. Secret Service
- International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)
- Transportation Security Administration
More than 80 Federal organizations employ law enforcement agents and officers. Even more opportunities are available at the State and local levels.
Homeland Security Program Strengths:
- The ability to anticipate, prepare for, prevent and react to both foreign and domestic terrorism.
- Hands-on training from experienced faculty in the intelligence analysis and investigation fields.
- Discussion of ethical, Constitutional, and civil liberty issues involved in intelligence operations.
- Analysis of modern practices and techniques in the post-USA PATRIOT Act society.
- Study in and comprehension of the National Incident Management System.
This program is a natural progression for criminal justice students including graduates who have already received (or current students who are planning to receive) their associate degree.
Criminal Justice Department