Program Objectives:

This program is designed for individuals interested in beginning a career in the field of homeland security and emergency management and additionally for those currently in an emergency response profession seeking to update or broaden their skills. The Associate of Applied Science degree and certificates will prepare students for real-world decision making and problem-solving skills which will allow them to be valuable assets to any organization they serve.  Courses focus on educating students on how to implement and coordinate resources necessary for preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery from disasters and threats to our nation's security.

Growth Potential:

People who work in the homeland security and emergency management fields prepare for, prevent and react to everything from pandemics, hurricanes and terrorism.  These professionals help reduce our nation's vulnerabilities and minimize the damage from natural and man-made events.  Many homeland security jobs are with federal, state and local governments.  There are also many opportunities in private companies and nonprofit organizations as well.

Degrees & Certificates Delivery Mode
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Homeland Security and Emergency Management (AAS)
60 credit hours, two years full time
 Other U.S. locations (Fort Greg-Adams, Fort Johnson,
Fort Novosel)
Homeland Security and Emergency Management (CC)
32 credit hours, one year full time
 Other U.S. locations (Fort Greg Adams)
Emergency Management (CC)
16 credit hours, one semester full time
Homeland Security (CC)
18 credit hours, one semester full time
Course Descriptions


More Information

For specific program information about CTC’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management programs, phone 254-526-1789 or email

ATTENTION PLEASE:  Beginning August 2023, HMSY 1371 Counter Terrorism will no longer be offered.  Instead, HMSY 2306 Organized Crime and Terrorism will be offered.  If you are on a degree plan that requires HMSY 1371, please contact Cheryl Jones at to let her know that you need a course substitution form submitted for HMSY 1371 or contact Eagles on Call at and let them know that you wish to switch to the 2023 degree plan showing HMSY 2306 as a required course.