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Homeland Security

Certificate (C)


The certificate in homeland security is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct a homeland security evaluation and to assess, investigate and respond to terrorism incidents. It also provides criminal justice practitioners with an opportunity for academic growth and the development of specialized skills in homeland security.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placements tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ADJ 160 Police Response to Critical Incidents 3  
ADJ 163 Crime Analysis and Intelligence 3  
ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel 3  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
Health/Physical Education Elective 2  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Total Credits 15  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ADJ 234 Terrorism and Counter Terrorism 3  
ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation 3  
ADJ 244 Terrorism Response Planning 3  
ADJ 247 Criminal Behavior 3  
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 See Note 1.
Total Credits 15  
Total Credits For Program 30  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.

For additional information on specific program objectives, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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