Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 NOVA Catalog 
    
2021-2022 NOVA Catalog

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


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CIP Code: 43.0103

NOVA Code: 4001

Offered through Offered through AN, MA, WO

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 credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Administration of Justice with a Specialization in Homeland Security: 65-66 credits


1 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.

2 ENG 111  is recommended for those students who may pursue a four-year degree. Students planning to transfer should work with an academic advisor in course selection. ENG 115  or ENG 131  may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor.

3 Students may take any higher-lever MTH, especially if pursuing a four-year degree where most institutions will require a minimum of MTH 154 . The science elective may be selected from physical and life science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives . Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

4 Students may choose from any of the following homeland security electives: ADJ 127 , ADJ 154 , ADJ 160 , ADJ 161 , ADJ 163 , ADJ 169 , ADJ 170  , ADJ 240 , ADJ 244 , ADJ 250 , ADJ 252 , or other homeland security elective approved by an academic advisor, including ADJ 295 or ADJ 298. Some ADJ 244  instructors may incorporate FEMA IS-200 and FEMA IS-860 and some ADJ 252 instructors may incorporate FEMA IS-100LE and FEMA IS-891 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. Additionally, ADJ faculty approval may be obtained for selected ADJ 195 or ADJ 298 courses related to homeland security.

5 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.

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