Central Texas College

Homeland Security

Texas Genuine logoThis program is designed for individuals interested in entering the field of emergency management planning and homeland security. Additionally it is for those currently in an emergency response profession seeking to update or broaden their skills. The Associate of Applied Science degree and certificate prepares students for decision-making, problem-solving and skills to plan, implement and coordinate resources necessary for preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery from disasters. A number of the courses are pre-approved equivalents to courses offered by the Texas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Management Agency

Growth Potential

The emergency management/homeland security career field is predicted to grow faster than average in the coming years. The predicted growth nationwide is nine percent, and the predicted growth for Texas is 27.98 percent for 2002-2012. Entry-level salaries for graduates receiving the AAS degree are approximately $44,000 to $50,000 per year.*

Homeland security is a dynamic and diverse career field. Like security threats themselves, the work required to protect the nation is constantly changing. People who work in homeland security anticipate, prepare for, prevent and react to everything from pandemics to hurricanes to terrorism. These workers help to reduce our nation's vulnerabilities and to minimize the damage from catastrophic events.

Homeland security work is available in the air, on land and at sea. There are jobs in every state and abroad. Many homeland security jobs are with state, federal or local governments, but there are also opportunities in private companies and nonprofit organizations.

*Source: Texas Workforce Solutions and U.S. Department of Labor

Programs of Study:

Homeland Security and Emergency Mgmt (AAS)

Homeland Security and Emergency Mgmt (CC)

Emergency Management (CC)

Homeland Security (CC)

Course Descriptions:


More Information

For specific program information about CTC’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management programs, phone 254-526-1789 or email cheryl.jones@ctcd.edu