C.C., Homeland Security Certificate
Certificate Type: C.C.
Major Code: HLSEC-CC
Former CIP: 0744040104
This is a comprehensive program focused on policy, planning and administration of emergency response teams and systems. The curriculum introduces students to homeland security and integrates the practical, technical and communication aspects of emergency management. Students gain an understanding of the problems facing response teams; learn to write emergency plans according to local, state and federal guidelines; and build communication skills as a crisis advisor. This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Criminal Justice Technology.
|DSC1002||Introduction to Terrorism|
This course is an in-depth historical look at terrorism and its origins, types and history that will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to understand the background of yesterday and the evolution of terrorism today. Religions and nations are covered in the investigation of terrorism, its many different factions and their relationships. Discussions will explore the kinds of efforts being expanded around the world to find ways to deter or discover terrorism and find other ways to deal with it. Students will examine what the future of terrorism might be in the 21st Century.
|DSC1004||Introduction to NRF and NIMS|
This course introduces the student to the National Response Framework (NRF) and specifies how the resources of the Federal Government will work in concert with state, local, tribal governments and the private sector to respond to incidents of national significance. The NRF is predicated on the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This course will show how NRF and NIMS provide a nationwide template for working together to prevent or respond to threats and incidents regardless of cause, size or complexity.
|DSC1033||Weapons of Mass Destruction|
This course introduces the student to various types of weapons of mass destruction. The student will be introduced to basic principles of weapons of mass destruction, recognition, identification, decontamination and treatment protocols. The student will understand the importance of personal protective equipment and its proper uses and understand toxicology, physical and chemical properties associated with weapons of mass destruction.
|DSC1222||Psychology Management of Weapons of Mass Destruction Victims|
This course introduces the student to a general overview of terrorism and the potential psychological effects of terrorist events on victims. The course will also provide emergency responders with appropriate skills to use at the terrorist scene to mitigate the psychological impact to the victims. The course will address the effects of terrorist events on the emergency responders themselves and offer specific techniques that the responders can use in responding to victims and other responders.
|DSC1552||Critical Infrastructure Protection|
This course deals with the problem of terrorism from a criminal justice perspective. It is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the major issues associated with responding to terrorism in a democratic society. This course focuses on the threat of terrorism in the United States. This course will review strategies used to deter terrorist threats to the United States. This course will also assess the relative effectiveness of anti-terrorist activities.
|DSC1562||Homeland Security Threat Strategy|
This course deals with the problems of terrorism from a criminal justice perspective. This course will provide the student with an understanding of the major issues associated with the response to terrorism in a democratic society. This course focuses on the threat of terrorism to the United States. This course will review strategies used to deter terrorist threats to the United States. This course will also assess the relative effectiveness of anti-terrorist activities.
|DSC1631||Terrorism Response Planning|
This course introduces the student to various aspects of planning for potential terrorist activity. The student will be introduced to basic principles of emergency management, communications, security threats and the effects these operations may have on personnel. The student will learn techniques for evaluating various operations for vulnerability to terrorist attacks. The student will gain knowledge of the rules and responsibilities of local agencies, federal agencies, private seaports and maritime businesses during terrorism planning and response.
|DSC1751||Homeland Security and Law|
This course introduces the student to the major debates about balancing democratic freedoms with security from the Patriot Act to the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on detention powers. The course provides insight into legal strategies necessary to confront ongoing national security threats. The course examines laws designed to preserve both our security and our democratic way of life.
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.
Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.