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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 is offered 100% Online;
  • 3 Certificates of Completion can be obtained at the same time that you are pursuing your AAS degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management;
  • There are no textbooks required for purchase for any of our online EMAP and HMSY courses;
  • All online EMAP and HMSY courses are only 8 weeks in length;
  • We do not offer any self-paced online EMAP or HMSY courses.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about CTC's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program, please call Dr. Raymond Stephens, Program Coordinator, at 972-510-8446 or send him an email to: raymond.stephens@ctcd.edu.

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 Dr. Raymond Stephens via email at raymond.stephens@ctcd.edu to let him 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 2024 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: 972-510-8446

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 Homeland Security and Emergency Management