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Associate Degree

Homeland Security & Emergency Management

An affordable path to prepare for employment with a state or local emergency management agency, private security firm, law enforcement agency, corrections, or the TSA. This associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.

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The Homeland Security and Emergency Management program at GMC educates students on terrorism studies, homeland security law and policy, emergency management, intelligence and counter-intelligence, strategic planning and risk analysis through excellence and innovation in education and research. The demand for employees with knowledge and experience in security and emergency management fields is high and only increasing. Consequently, the employment prospects for students who graduate with a degree in homeland security are very positive. Graduates of GMC’s Homeland Security degree program will be prepared to continue their education at a four-year university and eventually work in a variety of settings and capacities such as private businesses, emergency management, safety management, intelligence analysis, private security, airports, law enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Secret Service, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Air Marshals, customs investigators, special agents, military service and border patrol.

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AA Degree

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AS Degree

Homeland Security/Emergency Management Concentration Degree Requirements

Career Paths

Management Analysts
Management analysts recommend ways to improve an organization’s efficiency.
Police and Detectives
Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes.
EMTs and Paramedics
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.

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Students will be able to explain the various theories related to Homeland Security.

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Students will be able to identify and articulate the various agencies involved in Homeland Security.

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Students will be able to evaluate the role of Homeland Security within the state, federal, and local governments.

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Students will be able to develop a literature review.

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About

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management program at GMC educates students on terrorism studies, homeland security law and policy, emergency management, intelligence and counter-intelligence, strategic planning and risk analysis through excellence and innovation in education and research. The demand for employees with knowledge and experience in security and emergency management fields is high and only increasing. Consequently, the employment prospects for students who graduate with a degree in homeland security are very positive. Graduates of GMC’s Homeland Security degree program will be prepared to continue their education at a four-year university and eventually work in a variety of settings and capacities such as private businesses, emergency management, safety management, intelligence analysis, private security, airports, law enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Secret Service, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Air Marshals, customs investigators, special agents, military service and border patrol.

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Program Benefits

The field of Homeland Security is varied, incorporating jobs ranging from disaster preparedness to terrorism. The Department of Homeland Security is one of the largest Federal agencies, employing over 183,000 workers – this does not include state and local support staff nor does it include homeland security jobs in the private sector. Those students receiving an associate degree in homeland security will be prepared for employment with state and local emergency management agencies, private security firms, law enforcement agencies, corrections, and the Transportation and Safety Administration (TSA). Employment requiring a minimum of a bachelor’s degree would include: cyber security professional, intelligence analyst, air marshals, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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Program Cost

Average Cost for Degree:
$13,230 – $14,406

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Social and Behavioral Sciences/Justice Studies Division Chair:

Degree Program Coordinator:
Christy Musgrove,  cjames@gmc.edu

 Division Chair:
Lynda Lamarre, llamarre@gmc.edu

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Mar 21, 2022

Jun 06, 2022

Mar 21, 2022

Jun 06, 2022

Register by: Mar 21, 2022
Register by: May 22, 2022

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