Associate of Science
Homeland Security is about protecting people, property, and infrastructure from natural and man-made disasters. This vast field ranges from first responders to private companies to government agencies, all of which need educated professionals to help anticipate, prevent, and respond to crises. The Homeland Security Associate of Science degree is designed for students wishing to enter the workforce. All courses are offered online and include a FEMA Professional Development Series certificate.
Homeland Security is about protecting people, property, and infrastructure from natural and man-made disasters. This vast field ranges from first responders to private companies to government agencies, all of which need educated professionals to help anticipate, prevent, and respond to crises. The Homeland Security credit diploma is designed for professionals wishing to continue their education in this field. All courses are offered online and include a FEMA Professional Development Series certificate.
Vision of homeland security
The vision of homeland security is to “ensure the homeland is safe, secure and resilient against terrorism and other hazards” through these five core missions. They are:
- Prevent terrorism and enhance security;
- Secure and manage our borders;
- Enforce and administer our immigration laws;
- Safeguard and secure cyberspace; and
- Ensure resilience to disasters.
“Hundreds of thousands of people from across the federal government, state, local, tribal and territorial governments, the private sector, and other nongovernmental organizations are responsible for executing these missions. These are the people who regularly interact with the public, who are responsible for public safety and security, who own and operate our nation’s critical infrastructures and services, who perform research and develop technology, and who keep watch, prepare for, and respond to emerging threats and disasters. These homeland security professionals must have a clear sense of what it takes to achieve the overarching vision articulated above." - Information from the Department of Homeland Security.
LCCC is committed to providing its homeland security students the tools, skills and knowledge needed to enter this emerging field, and to provide advanced educational opportunities to professionals already in the field. From first responders to cyber professionals to private companies to government infrastructure and even military personnel, LCCC’s program benefits students interested in a range of careers that fall under homeland security. To achieve this, LCCC has partnered with local, state and federal organizations to ensure its program provides students real world knowledge to meet the current demands of this industry. This, combined with the hands-on experience of the college’s outstanding professors, gives students in the Homeland Security Program assurance that their education is both applicable and competitive in the market today.
Cost of Attendance
For general college expenses, view LCCC’s cost of attendance Web page. Students in this program do not typically incur additional expenses.