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Give your career a boost with any of the CPD’s certifications in its suite of online IT courses.  These self-paced courses can enhance your skills and knowledge, add heft to your resume and help you explore specialties that you might not otherwise consider.  For more information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum**

Although not a requirement, once learners complete certain programs, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Learners will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field.  All learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certificate

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional material introduces participants to all eight domains of advanced security knowledge covered on the CISSP exam. Participants learn how to model threats, assess risks, plan business continuity, protect assets, and engineer strong security into complex systems. Participants also learn how to protect networks, communications, access, and identities; assess and test security, and manage security operations. Once complete, participants will have core skills for designing, implementing, and managing IT security for entire organizations.

At the conclusion of this content, participants will be able to:

  • Perform risk management and apply security governance
  • Manage assets and protect data privacy
  • Implement secure design principles, security models, and cryptography
  • Test security from target identification through penetration testing
  • Improve security throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Implement and support firewalls and IDS/IPS
  • Use best practices for managing vulnerability, patches, and malware

Flexibility

  • Class times that fit student schedules
  • Fully online and completely self-paced

Quality

  • Over 25 hours of expert instructional video, including live demos, screencasts, and animations
  • Hands-on practice opportunities with over 30 interactive exercises
  • Quizzes with grade retention and remediation to gauge comprehension and retention
  • Opportunity to earn an Acclaim badge with a passing score on the final exam

Targeted Learner

This 120-hour time-on-task non-credit course is most appropriate for current IT students, a CISSP candidate, or an experienced IT security or networking professional seeking to advance in their career.

Computer Technician Professional for Comp TIA A+ Certificate

Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ training offers a standard competency for entry-level service technicians in the IT industry. Earning CompTIA A+ Certification means that an individual possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful computer service technician offering a nationally-recognized and industry-recognized credential for new entrants into the field.  CompTIA A+ certification is the most widely-recognized and credible certifications available across the IT industry. 

The CompTIA A+ Specialist program is designed to fully prepare participants to sit for and pass the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 certification exams

Program features include:

  • Programs are 100% online
  • Instructor and mentor support
  • Interactive content
  • Career Services
  • Microsoft training

Program Objectives:

  • Common features of PC hardware found on desktop and laptop computers
  • Network hardware, protocols, and how to build a network
  • Unique features of laptop computers and concerns specific to this type of computer
  • The printing process, installation, and maintenance of the most common printer types, including laser and inkjet printers
  • Describe IT support operational procedures in a workplace
  • Features, tools, &installation of different versions of Windows Operating Systems
  • Windows Operating Systems networking, preventative maintenance, security settings, and virtualization
  • Common security threats, security-breach prevention methods, and best practices
  • Network setup, security, and synchronization of mobile devices
  • Diagnostic and troubleshooting processes for hardware, software, networking, and security issues
  • Use Microsoft Office

IT Network Professional with Comp TIA N+ Certificate

Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Network+ training offers mid-level IT certification for network professionals.  Designed to ensure competency of network technicians in configuring and supporting TCP/IP clients and the OSI model, CompTIA N+ training and certification ensures participants have the skills necessary for hardware setup, network design, cabling, configuration, installation, troubleshooting and support.

Earning CompTIA N+ Certification means that the individual possess the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful network professional offering a nationally-recognized and industry-recognized credential for experienced network technicians.

Program features include:

  • Programs are 100% online
  • Instructor and mentor support
  • Interactive content
  • Career Services
  • Externships* and national certification
  • Microsoft training

Program Objectives:

  • DNS concepts and its components
  • Benefits and challenges of increasingly converged networks
  • Role and impact of networks on daily business and work
  • Network structure, end & intermediate devices, and the interconnecting media
  • Distinguish between circuit-switched and packet-switched communications
  • Describe the role of addressing and naming in network communications
  • Protocols and standards in network communications
  • Distinguish between networking protocols and networking standards
  • Explain the advantages of using a layered model to describe network functionality
  • Describe the role of each layer in the OSI reference model and the TCP/IP stack
  • Identify virtual network components
  • Describe the functions of the three upper OSI model layers
  • Describe the function of TCP/IP Application Layer protocols & related services
  • Explain the principles of network client–server operation
  • Use Microsoft Office

IT Cyber Security Professional with Comp TIA S+ Certificate

Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Security training designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of IT security. As an international, vendor-neutral credential, CompTIA S+ certification ensures successful participants gain competency in network security, compliance and operational security, common/possible threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, access control and identity management as well as cryptography.

Earning CompTIA S+ Certification signifies that candidates will apply their knowledge of security concepts, tools and procedures to prevent security breaches, react accordingly to any security incidents and anticipate further security risks in order to effectively guard against them.

Program features include:

  • Programs are 100% online
  • Instructor and mentor support
  • Interactive content
  • Career Services
  • Externships* and national certification
  • Microsoft training

Program Objectives:

  • Common risks, vulnerabilities and controls
  • Triple constraint of information security
  • Types of malware and attacks
  • Risks for common system hardware & peripherals
  • Principles of software, data and host security
  • Implement OS hardening procedures
  • Identify common types of programming attacks
  • Implement secure browsing practices
  • Describe security vulnerabilities unique to virtualized environments
  • Common network devices
  • Identify and secure common ports and protocols
  • Describe security concerns unique to cloud computing environments
  • Identify IDS and IPS solutions for host and network defense
  • Describe the differences between identification, authentication and authorization in Access Control
  • Identify various methods for access authentication
  • Implement logical access control methods
  • Discretionary, mandatory, rule-based and role-based access control implementations
  • Identify various types of risk management strategies (transfer, accept, mitigate, eliminate)
  • Management, technical and operational controls
  • Calculate risk using subjective and objective measures
  • Implement compliance audits
  • Penetration testing and vulnerability scanning
  • Symmetric and asymmetric forms of encryption
  • Public-key/private-key pairs to encrypt and decrypt a secure message
  • Identify common security protocols (SSH, SSL, IPSec)

Front-End Web Developer Certificate

The Front-End Web Developer content introduces students to front-end, or client-side, web development technologies, including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and jQuery. Participants learn how to make interactive applications that run inside a web browser and can communicate with a web server running remotely. Participants also learn how to use the version control program Git and collaboration website GitHub. Once complete, participants will have the basic skills necessary to work as a front-end web developer. 

After completing this material, participants will be able to:

  • Create simple web pages using HTML and CSS and get those pages up on a website
  • Explain how JavaScript is used, format and execute code, define arrays, assign functions, and more
  • Use JQuery to manipulate DOM and perform Ajax requests
  • Verify that the individual functions that make up the application perform as expected using JsUnit
  • Make rich user interface elements using jQuery UI
  • Build an interactive application and add it to a GitHub repository to show prospective employers

Flexibility

  • Class times that fit participant schedules
  • Fully online and completely self-paced

Quality

  • More than 22 hours of instructional video from experts
  • Hands-on practice opportunities with more than 100 programming exercises and projects
  • Quizzes with grade retention and remediation to gauge comprehension and retention
  • Opportunity to earn an Acclaim badge with a passing score on the final exam

Targeted Learner

This 150-hour time-on-task non-credit course is most appropriate for an IT student, entry-level web designer or developer, or aspiring programmer new to JavaScript.

MEAN Stack Web Developer Certificate

The MEAN Stack Web Developer Complete Video Course introduces students to building dynamic web applications with MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js. Students learn about essential JavaScript-based technologies, async programming, and MVC design techniques. Students also walk through establishing database connectivity and secure user authentication. Once complete, students will have the basic skills they need to create full-fledged JavaScript-based web solutions from server to browser, and integrate all MEAN stack technologies into full working systems.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure all components of the MEAN stack
  • Work with the JavaScript features all MEAN stack developers need to know
  • Write and extend JSON web servers and Node modules
  • Simplify web development with Express web servers
  • Build AngularJS apps with directives, filters, MVC, and modules
  • Create databases, collections, and documents with MongoDB
  • Authenticate your users

Flexibility

  • Class times that fit student schedules
  • Fully online and completely self-paced

Quality

  • More than 14 hours of instructional video from experts
  • Hands-on practice opportunities with more than 45 programming exercises and projects
  • Quizzes with grade retention and remediation to gauge comprehension and retention
  • Opportunity to earn an Acclaim badge with a passing score on the final exam

Targeted Learner

This 110-hour time-on-task non-credit course is most appropriate for IT students and aspiring web developers with basic knowledge of JavaScript and front-end web development concepts.

Ruby on Rails Web Developer Certificate

The Ruby on Rails Developer Complete Video Course introduces participants to building dynamic, database-backed web applications with the popular Rails web framework. Participants receive hands-on experience planning, designing, coding, securing, testing, and deploying dynamic web applications. Participants also learn how to use Rails-flavored Ruby language features, Git, Heroku, and other valuable web development tools. Once complete, students will have the basic skills necessary to work as a web application developer with Rails.

After completing this material, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure a complete Rails environment
  • Build and deploy a complete Rails application from start to finish
  • Transform static sites and pages into dynamic web applications
  • Understand and work with the powerful Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern
  • Structure page layouts with Bootstrap, custom CSS, and Sass
  • Take advantage of useful Ruby language features
  • Secure sites with registration, password authentication, and SSL
  • Support microposts, followers, and other user collaboration features

Flexibility

  • Class times that fit participant schedules
  • Fully online and completely self-paced

Quality

  • More than 20 hours of instructional video from expert Rails Developer Michael Hartl
  • Hands-on practice opportunities with more than 300 programming exercises and projects
  • Quizzes with grade retention and remediation to gauge comprehension and retention
  • Opportunity to earn an Acclaim badge with a passing score on the final exam

Targeted Learner

This 150-hour time-on-task non-credit course is most appropriate for IT students, entry-level web developers, or aspiring programmers new to Rails and/or Ruby.

Full Stack Web Developer with Ruby on Rails Certificate

The Full Stack Web Developer Profession

Full stack developers are software or website programmers who combine the roles of front-end and back-end developers. Stack developer job is relatively new (just four years old). This role blends both front-end and back-end development since there is no clear borderline between the two: front-end devs often lack extra back-end skills, and the other way round. Full stack duties, in their turn, unite the both. These specialists work professionally both on the user side and server side of the web development cycle. To this end, the role requires in-depth knowledge of every level of web creation process, which includes Linus server’s set-up and configuration, creating server-side APIs, making JavaScript-codes that power apps, and so on.

A Ruby on Rails developer is responsible for writing server-side web application logic in Ruby, around the framework Rails. Ruby on Rails developers usually develop back-end components, connect the application with the other (often third-party) web services, and support the front-end developers by integrating their work with the application. Ruby on Rails, as a framework, has gained popularity tremendously over a very short period of time. The goal of the framework is to reduce the time and effort required to build a web application.

Full Stack Ruby-on-Rails Web Developer Program

The Front-End Web Developer content introduces students to front-end, or client-side, web development technologies, including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and jQuery. Participants learn how to make interactive applications that run inside a web browser and can communicate with a web server running remotely. Participants also learn how to use the version control program Git and collaboration website GitHub. Once complete, participants will have the basic skills necessary to work as a front-end web developer. The Ruby on Rails Developer Complete Video Course introduces participants to building dynamic, database-backed web applications with the popular Rails web framework. Participants receive hands-on experience planning, designing, coding, securing, testing, and deploying dynamic web applications. Participants also learn how to use Rails-flavored Ruby language features, Git, Heroku, and other valuable web development tools. Once complete, students will have the basic skills necessary to work as a web application developer with Rails.

Education and National Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program.
  • Since the languages and profession is constantly eveloving there are no established national certification for coding and web development. Your program includes Microsoft Office Suite (MOS) which prepares you for a widely adopted employer recognized certification.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Create simple web pages using HTML and CSS and get those pages up on a website
  • Explain how JavaScript is used, format and execute code, define arrays, assign functions, and more
  • Use JQuery to manipulate DOM and perform Ajax requests
  • Verify that the individual functions that make up the application perform as expected using JsUnit
  • Make rich user interface elements using jQuery UI
  • Build an interactive application and add it to a GitHub repository to show prospective employers
  • Install and configure a complete Rails environment
  • Build and deploy a complete Rails application from start to finish
  • Transform static sites and pages into dynamic web applications
  • Understand and work with the powerful Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern
  • Structure page layouts with Bootstrap, custom CSS, and Sass
  • Take advantage of useful Ruby language features
  • Secure sites with registration, password authentication, and SSL
  • Support microposts, followers, and other user collaboration features

National Certification

Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete this program will be prepared and are eligible to sit for the national certification exams. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the MOS national certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so

Course details:

Program Course Code: IT-FSRR Program

Duration: 6 Months Course

Contact Hours: 375

Full Stack Web Developer with MEAN Certificate

The Full Stack MEAN Web Developer Profession

Full stack developers are software or website programmers who combine the roles of front-end and back-end developers. Stack developer job is relatively new (just four years old). This role blends both front-end and back-end development since there is no clear borderline between the two: front-end devs often lack extra back-end skills, and the other way round. Full stack duties, in their turn, unite the both. These specialists work professionally both on the user side and server side of the web development cycle. To this end, the role requires in-depth knowledge of every level of web creation process, which includes Linus server’s set-up and configuration, creating server-side APIs, making JavaScript-codes that power apps, and so on. MEAN Stack Developer is a software engineer who is specialized in developing web applications with so called MEAN, a collection of JavaScript-based technologies. Responsibilities include building interactive consumer data from multiple systems and RESTfully abstract to the UI through a Node.js backend; define code architecture decisions to support a high-performance and scalable product with a minimal footprint.

Full Stack MEAN Web Developer Program

The Front-End Web Developer content introduces students to front-end, or client-side, web development technologies, including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and jQuery. Participants learn how to make interactive applications that run inside a web browser and can communicate with a web server running remotely. Participants also learn how to use the version control program Git and collaboration website GitHub. Once complete, participants will have the basic skills necessary to work as a front-end web developer. The MEAN Stack Web Developer Complete Video Course portion introduces students to building dynamic web applications with MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js. Students learn about essential JavaScript-based technologies, async programming, and MVC design techniques. Students also walk through establishing database connectivity and secure user authentication. Once complete, students will have the basic skills they need to create full-fledged JavaScript-based web solutions from server to browser, and integrate all MEAN stack technologies into full working systems.

Education and National Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program.
  • Since the languages and profession is constantly eveloving there are no established national certification for coding and web development. Your program includes Microsoft Office Suite (MOS) which prepares you for a widely adopted employer regonized certification.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.

Program Objectives At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to: 

  • Create simple web pages using HTML and CSS and get those pages up on a website
  • Explain how JavaScript is used, format and execute code, define arrays, assign functions, and more
  • Use JQuery to manipulate DOM and perform Ajax requests
  • Verify that the individual functions that make up the application perform as expected using JsUnit
  • Make rich user interface elements using jQuery UI
  • Build an interactive application and add it to a GitHub repository to show prospective employers
  • Install and configure all components of the MEAN stack
  • Work with the JavaScript features all MEAN stack developers need to know
  • Write and extend JSON web servers and Node modules
  • Simplify web development with Express web servers
  • Build AngularJS apps with directives, filters, MVC, and modules
  • Create databases, collections, and documents with MongoDB
  • Authenticate your users

National Certification

Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete this program will be prepared and are eligible to sit for the national certification exams. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the MOS national certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.

Course Details

Course Code: IT-FSMWD

Program Duration: 6 Months

Course Contact Hours: 375

Health Information Technology for IT Support Specialist Certificate

The Health Information Technology for IT Support Specialist

Access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients. With the nation’s healthcare system moving to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for individuals with training in both healthcare and technology. The success of electronic health records and other technologies in healthcare, however, depends on the success of the ability to support and maintain the systems put in place to better serve patients. Professionals with skills across both of these disciplines will be in great demand for years to come.

The Health Information Technology for IT Support Specialist Program

This program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Course reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record. Further, this program provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to shore up IT networks as applicable to health information technology. This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate, and configure basic network infrastructure as well as describe networking technologies, understand basic design principles, adhere to wiring standards, and use testing tools necessary to ensure the ongoing use of EHRM enhances healthcare delivery across the country.

Education and Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program.
  • Students who complete this course are prepared for national certification:
  1. National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam can be        proctored at a local testing facility and is available to all students who complete this program.
  2. CompTIA Network+ (N10-005) Certification Exam from CompTIA®
  3. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand various healthcare delivery systems including Medcin software
  • Refine admission procedures, information retention and retrieval, data entry, chart assembly, data collection, abstracting, code sets, and the release of information
  • Understand the interactive EHR, how it supports communication and continuity of care, clinical standards such as SNOWMED CT, LOINC, and UMLS
  • Grasp the importance of the medical record as applicable to quality care
  • Understand confidentiality laws regarding medical information including HIPAA
  • Summarize DNS concepts and its components, and increasingly converged networks
  • Explain network structure, end and intermediate devices, and the interconnecting media
  • Distinguish between circuit-switched and packet-switched communications
  • Describe the role of addressing and naming in network communications
  • Explain the purpose and function of protocols and standards in network communications
  • Explain how protocols enable communications between different network devices
  • Distinguish between networking protocols and networking standards
  • Explain the advantages of using a layered model to describe network functionality
  • Describe the role of each layer in the OSI reference model and the TCP/IP stack
  • Identify virtual network components
  • Describe the function of well-known TCP/IP Application Layer protocols
  • Microsoft Office

National Certification

Students who complete this program will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS) exam, the CompTIA Network+ Certification Exams from CompTIA® and the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete this program will be prepared and are eligible to sit for these national certification exams. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the NHA CEHRS and CompTIA Network+ and MOS certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.

Lesson Checklist

Each lesson includes a prescribed checklist of activities for successful completion of the lesson. This includes lesson objectives, readings, and recommended assignments. Although assignments are optional, they are particularly critical in this course. The course mentor will provide feedback on submitted assignments.

Course Details:

Course Code: HIT SS Program

Duration: 6 Months

Contact Hours: 375

Health Information Technology for Implementation Support Certificate

The Health Information Technology Implementation Professional

Access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients. With the nation’s healthcare system moving to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for individuals with training in both healthcare and technology. The success of electronic health records and other technologies in healthcare, however, depends on the success of the initial implementation alongside ongoing monitoring, support and maintenance. Professionals with skills across both of these disciplines will be in great demand for years to come.

The Health Information Technology for Implementation Support Program

This program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Primarily, the program reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record. Further, this program will build on students’ existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer software and hardware in order to present fundamental concepts and techniques that technicians will use every day on the job. Upon completing this course, students will gain the essential skills and technical expertise necessary to install, upgrade, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, repair and perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems ensuring that the implementation of EHRM is successful and technology can continue to enhance healthcare delivery across the country.

Education and Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program.
  • Students who complete this course are prepared for national certification:
  1. National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  2. Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exam can be proctored at a local testing facility and is available to all students who complete this program.
  3. CompTIA A+ Certification Exams (220-801 and 220-802)
  4. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand various healthcare delivery systems
  • Understand and use Medcin software
  • Refine admission procedures, information retention and retrieval, data entry, chart assembly, data collection, abstracting, code sets, and the release of information
  • Undersatnd the interactive EHR, how it supports communication and continuity of care, clinical standards such as SNOWMED CT, LOINC, and UMLS
  • Grasp the importance of the medical record as applicable to quality care
  • Understand confidentiality laws regarding medical information including HIPAA
  • Describe the common features of PC hardware found on desktop and laptop computers
  • Explain network hardware, protocols, and how to build a network
  • Identify unique features and concerns specific to laptop computers
  • Describe the printing process, installation, and maintenance common printer types
  • Describe IT support operational procedures in a workplace
  • Explain the features, tools, and installation options of Windows Operating Systems
  • Identify the components of Windows Operating Systems networking, preventative maintenance, security settings, and virtualization
  • Describe common security threats and security-breach prevention methods
  • Explain the network setup, security, and synchronization of mobile devices
  • Describe the diagnostic and troubleshooting processes for hardware, software, networking, and security issues
  • Use Microsoft Office

National Certification

Students who complete this program will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS) exam, the CompTIA A+ Certification Exams from CompTIA® and the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete this program will be prepared and are eligible to sit for these national certification exams. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the NHA CEHRS and CompTIA A+ certification exam and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.

Lesson Checklist

Each lesson includes a prescribed checklist of activities for successful completion of the lesson. This includes lesson objectives, readings, and recommended assignments. Although assignments are optional, they are particularly critical in this course. The course mentor will provide feedback on submitted assignments.

Module/Lesson Structure

This program is divided into five main content Modules. Each Module contains one or more lesson presentations to view. These lesson presentations are the “lectures” which, along with the textbook readings and resources, will help you learn the material. The lesson presentations address a variety of learning styles and preferences using text, audio, video, etc. Each lesson contains at least one Check Your Understanding interactive self-assessment that will help you gauge your comprehension of that lesson’s content. Many lessons include supplemental resources such as games, animations, videos, and interactive activities. Using these additional materials will deepen your understanding of the content.

Course Details:

Course Code: HIT IS

Program Duration: 6 Months

Contact Hours: 375

Homeland Security Specialist Certificate

The Homeland Security Specialist

With the onset of terrorism and heightened threats both at home and abroad, Homeland Security is a growing, increasingly complex field within the Criminal Justice field. Homeland security professionals address key functions of threat prevention, crisis response, and operations recovery. Given that homeland security is a responsibility shared by a number of different government agencies, professionals in this field require cooperation from all sides including the private sector and individual citizens. Ideal for anyone entering law enforcement, private security or public administration, this course provides students with an overview of homeland security issues, threats and emergency management to ensure they understand the context within which their roles and responsibilities contribute to the overall effort to deter and mitigate against the effects of these new threats.

The Homeland Security Specialist Program

This program is designed to prepare successful students to work in various Homeland Security agencies at a local, state or federal level. Specifically for those students whose career-focus is in counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, national security or government security, this program is a great way to examine new and different subject areas within this growing field. The program provides an overview of the elements involved in the homeland security function, as well as the challenges critical infrastructure managers in government and industry can/will face while maintaining mission operations and staff accountability in the midst of multiple overlapping roles and responsibilities in our rapidly changing world.

Education and National Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program.
  • There is a National Certification exam available to students who successfully complete this program:
  1. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Pre- / post-9/11 and the formation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Describe the purpose and organization of the DHS, critical infrastructure and resources
  • Explain the concept of terrorism, the use and analysis of intelligence
  • Examine how transportation systems are at risk and protected from terrorist threats
  • Examine the effects of terrorism on public health or cyber terrorism
  • Describe the purpose and structure of the National Response Framework (NRF)
  • Describe the U.S. approach to emergency management
  • Describe the Incident Command System (ICS) and incident response situations
  • Write a response plan to an emergency situation
  • Describe communication and ethical considerations involved in homeland security

Homeland Security Specialist Certificate Program

  • Describe the use of communication technologies in emergency situations
  • Examine the role of various fields in preparing for and responding to emergencies
  • Describe the role of higher learning institutions in preparing graduates for understanding their role in homeland security
  • Use Microsoft Office

National Certification

Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete this program will be prepared and are eligible to sit for this national certification exam. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the MOS national certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.

Course Details:

Course Code: CJ-HSS

Program Duration: 6 Months Course

Contact Hours: 375