College of DuPage


Criminal Justice 1145: Introduction to Homeland Security

3 Credit Hours

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the field of homeland security will experience average growth over the next 5 years. This means that a demand for qualified practitioners will remain fairly steady. The College of DuPage understands the demands some professionals and students have on their lives and provides a convenient online course to assist those with other commitments. If you want to get a job in the field of homeland security, criminal justice, or pursue a promotion in your current career, an associate degree or certificate will help prepare you.

Introduction to Homeland Security is one of several courses offered at the College of DuPage to help you get started accomplishing your goals. In this particular course, students will explore an overview of the evolution of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the U.S. and survey the major policies, practices, concepts and challenges confronting the field. An analysis of various organizations under the authority of DHS and an assessment of the current threats from international and domestic terrorism will be examined. Students will also examine the role of government, private organizations, and citizens in protecting communities against and responding to terrorist threats.

Students who register for this course should expect to spend from 9 - 12 hours a week working on their selected reading materials, course assignments and completing online discussions.

Prerequisites: None

For more information about this online course, refer to the Course Summary or contact COD Online.

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