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Explore Academic Programs - Homeland Security and Emergency Management

The challenges of preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery from disasters and threats to our national security are endless. Upon completion of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management program, students will be well-rounded and educated assets to any organization they serve.

Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Emergency Management Director*

Potential Earnings: $78,320 annually

Market Growth Rate: 5 - 8 %

Police Officer or Firefighter

Potential Earnings: $59,000 annually

Market Growth Rate: 5 - 8 %

Federal*, State, Local First Responder

Potential Earnings: $72,000 annually

Market Growth Rate: 7 - 9 %

* Further study (bachelor's degree) required |

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Degrees and Certificates


  • This program offers One Associate of Applied Science Degree and three Certificates of Completion, which are all offered 100% online!
  • All three (3) Certificates of Completion can be pursued simultaneously while working on your AAS degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 
  • No purchase of textbooks is required for any online EMAP or HMSY courses.
  • All EMAP and HMSY online courses are only 8 weeks each in length;
  • There are no self-paced EMAP or HMSY courses offered.

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 cheryl.jones@ctcd.edu to let her know that you need a course substitution form submitted for HMSY 1371 or contact Eagles on Call at EaglesOnCall@ctcd.edu and let them know that you wish to switch to the 2023 degree plan showing HMSY 2306 as a required course.

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 Gregg-Adams, Fort Johnson,
Fort Novosel)
Homeland Security and Emergency Management (CC)
32 credit hours, one year full time
 Other U.S. locations (Fort Gregg-Adams)
Emergency Management (CC)
16 credit hours, one semester full time
Homeland Security (CC)
18 credit hours, one semester full time
Course Descriptions


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Office: 254-526-1789

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 Homeland Security and Emergency Management