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Administration of Justice: Homeland Security Specialization, A.A.S.

Location(s): AN, MA, WO


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CIP Code: 43.0103

NOVA Code: 4001

Purpose: This program prepares students for entry-level opportunities as a local, state, or federal law enforcement officer; commercial and industrial security officer; police officer; or private or government investigator, particularly in the areas of homeland security.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions: A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on College placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics are required. Students should consult with academic advisors during course selection. Persons entering the public or private sectors of criminal justice employment will be subject to intensive physical agility tests, background investigations, psychological testing, personal interviews, physical examinations, and polygraph examinations.

Two Years


Total 16-17 credits


Total 15 credits


Total 15 credits


Total 18 credits


Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Administration of Justice with a Specialization in Homeland Security: 64-65 credits


1 Students may take any higher-lever MTH. The science elective may be selected from physical and life science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives .  

Students may choose from any of the following homeland security electives: ADJ 127 ,ADJ 140 ADJ 159 ADJ 160 , ADJ 163 ADJ 164 ADJ 169 ADJ 211 ADJ 216 ,  ADJ 250 , ADJ 252 , as well as ADJ faculty approved ADJ 295 Topics or ADJ 298 Seminar courses.

Some instructors may incorporate FEMA IS-100LE and FEMA IS-340 for students in the process of obtaining their Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification, FEMA PDS (Professional Development Series) certificate, as well as state emergency management certifications.

Some instructors may incorporate FEMA IS-230.b, FEMA IS-700, and FEMA IS-800 for students in the process of obtaining their Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification, FEMA PDS (Professional Development Series) certificate, as well as state emergency management certifications. Students enrolling in ADJ 243 Homeland Security and Law must complete ADJ 111 Law Enforcement Organization and Administration I prior to taking the course due to the prerequisite requirement.  

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