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Homeland Security - Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Identify the wide range of threats from terrorism.
  • Summarize the strategies and systems involved in protecting and responding to threats.
  • Articulate the managerial and organizational issues involved in local crisis planning and response.
  • Explain the political and legal issues in homeland security policy and practices.
  • Describe the National Incident Management System impact on local planning and practices in homeland security preparedness.
  • Articulate the balance of civil liberties and effective homeland security operations.
  • Summarize the powers of government in emergencies and extraordinary events.
  • Explain the roles of government officials in emergencies and extraordinary events.
  • Illustrate the circumstances when martial law may be imposed.
  • Explain the provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act.
  • Apply the concepts and practices in intelligence collection, analysis, and evaluation.
  • Describe the intelligence collection capabilities of state and local law enforcement agencies.
  • Summarize the process of using intelligence operations in support of state and local policy formulation.
  • Summarize the ethical, Constitutional, and civil liberties issues involved in local intelligence operations.
  • Summarize recent alterations in policy and the practices of each level of government in response to the changing landscape of the homeland security industry.
  • Articulate the role of the media in homeland security incidents.
  • Summarize private sector roles, responsibilities, and relationships with public sector entities involved with Homeland security.
  • Articulate the vulnerabilities of corporate entities in critical incidents.
  • Explain the role of private sector entities in protecting the infrastructure.
  • Explain the process of development of readiness plans for private sector institutions.
  • Demonstrate that they have developed the skills and knowledge to develop a threat assessment and a readiness plan using technology, theory, and systems that will enhance the safety of their area of responsibility.
  • Apply emerging homeland security theories to current and emerging technologies to improve performance and effectiveness of both public and private entities.

Criminal Justice Department
Curriculum Coordinator
Paul Bowdre
homelandsecurity@canton.edu