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Fundamentals of Homeland Security Certificate Program

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Fundamentals of Homeland Security (HLS) Certificate Program

Certificate Description:

In this certificate, students will build a foundational understanding of the need for homeland security and how it has been implemented in the United States. Students will also learn about the security conditions prior to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and security measures implemented immediately following the attacks up to the current homeland security strategy. In addition, students will learn about the critical mission areas and organizational components of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Students will also have the opportunity to reflect on their roles in homeland security and determine how they are an integral part in ensuring the safety and security of the United States. Finally, students will be introduced to the key concepts of emergency management and fundamental aspects of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.

Course 1 - Introduction to Homeland Security (HLS-101)

Instructors: Maria Harkins and Caitlin Drake

Course Description:

In this course, students will build a foundational understanding of the need for homeland security and how it has been implemented in the United States. The course will address security conditions prior to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and security measures implemented immediately following the attacks up to the current homeland security strategy. In addition, students will learn about the critical mission areas and organizational components of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Finally, students will have the opportunity to reflect on their roles in homeland security and determine how they are an integral part in ensuring the safety and security of the United States.

Course 2 – Introduction to Critical Infrastructure Protection (HLS-102)

Instructors: Logan Willman and Jessica Barrett-Yee

Course Description:

In this course, you will learn how critical infrastructure is defined, that the majority of critical infrastructure resides within the private sector, and how the federal government has established regulations and supporting organizations to assist the private sector in its protection.  In addition, you will be introduced to the concept of interdependency, and exposed to common threats and vulnerabilities across all 16 critical infrastructure sectors.  Finally, you will have an overview of how to conduct a risk assessment of your facility to establish a security baseline.

Course 3 – Introduction to Intelligence and Homeland Security (HLS-103)

Instructors: Lou Landolph and Kimber Pruitt

Course Description:

Through the application of assigned reading(s) and presented material in each module, the learner will begin to understand the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) structure, roles of component entities, and respective component responsibilities.

Course 4 – Introduction to Emergency Management (HLS-104)

Instructors: Jessica Obando and Morgan Ehlke

Course Description:

This course will introduce participants to the key concepts of emergency management and fundamental aspects of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. Participants will gain an understanding of essential emergency management aspects.