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Homeland Security

The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. - Rudolph Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York

What is Homeland Security?

The establishment of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2002 was in direct response to the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001. The result of combining 22 existing departments into one unified federal agency, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was charged with developing and implementing a strategy to protect the country from future acts of terrorism. Homeland Security personnel are involved in securing borders and airports, researching and developing the latest security technology, responding to natural and manmade disasters, and analyzing intelligence reports, among other things.

The Homeland Security Program at Macomb

Macomb’s Homeland Security Program will teach you basic disaster response and emergency management skills, including fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster medical operation and how a multijurisdictional/multiagency response to disasters is coordinated. You will also learn about intelligence analysis, border and transportation security, and the legal, economic, political and cultural aspects of terrorism. You will also have the opportunity to choose additional coursework in Law Enforcement, Fire Science or Security Administration.

Homeland Security Courses at Macomb

In Macomb’s Homeland Security Program, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Introduction to Homeland Security
  • Interviewing
  • Intelligence Analysis and Security Management
  • Analysis of Terrorism
  • Citizen and Emergency Preparedness
  • Evidence and Criminal Procedures
  • Border Security and Transportation
  • Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Emergency Management

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Homeland Security

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Homeland Security, you will be qualified for positions that include transportation security screener, detectives and criminal investigator, computer network support specialist, security systems technician and security and fire alarm system installer.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security

The credits earned in Macomb’s Homeland Security Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Homeland Security Program?

For more information on the Homeland Security Program at Macomb, contact the Homeland Security Program advisor: Professor Gino Hliebay, 586.286.2159.

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