2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin

U.S. Homeland Security, Online Certificate (Non-Credit)

The online Certificate in U.S. Homeland Security program from John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers a dynamic online education that helps you develop a thorough understanding of the core elements of homeland security in the United States. This non-credit, practitioner-oriented certificate program is suitable for students interested in enhancing their existing career in security or law enforcement at the local, state, or federal levels, or in related industries.

Key components of the program are:

  • 100% online courses - You can study when and where you want.
  • No prerequisites - No college degree or other credential are needed for admission to the program.
  • Self-paced design - Complete the courses on your own schedule, interacting with the instructor for questions and feedback.
  • Accelerated 8-week format - Certificate can be earned within 8 weeks of study or over an extended period (up to two years) at your convenience.
  • Affordable price - We offer one of the most affordable homeland security certificates in the U.S.
  • A prestigious credential - Online or on campus, you’ll obtain a credential that is recognized worldwide.

A senior college of The City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a preeminent national and international leader in justice education, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

For more information about our program, please complete the Request Information form available online or contact the Office of Admissions.

The online Certificate in U.S. Homeland Security program contains four courses that examine core elements of homeland security in the United States:

  • U.S. Homeland Security
  • U.S. Intelligence
  • Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

This is a non-credit program and courses are graded on a pass/fail basis. Each course contains eight modules. Study is self-paced and follows the course sequence listed below. The instructor will be available answering questions and giving feedback. The program can be completed within eight consecutive weeks, or over an extended period of up to two years.

Course Descriptions

U.S. Homeland Security

  • Module 1 Homeland Security in the U.S.: Origins and Threats
  • Module 2 Homeland Security Law, Regulations, and Budgeting
  • Module 3 Risk Management, Threats, and Hazards
  • Module 4 Domestic Preparedness
  • Module 5 Transportation Security
  • Module 6 Intelligence and Future Challenges
  • Module 7 Border Security and Immigration Enforcement
  • Module 8 Homeland Security and Public Health/The Future of Homeland Security

U.S. Intelligence

  • Module 1 Intelligence in Homeland Security: Overview and History
  • Module 2 The Intelligence Community
  • Module 3 Collection and Military Intelligence
  • Module 4 Intelligence Analysis
  • Module 5 Intelligence Cycle and Covert Actions
  • Module 6 Counterintelligence
  • Module 7 Constitutional Mandates and Criminal Intelligence
  • Module 8 Threats and Challenges for the 21st Century/The Future of Intelligence

Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Module 1 Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Module 2 Chemical Agents
  • Module 3 Biological Agents
  • Module 4 Nuclear and Radiological Hazards
  • Module 5 Explosive Hazards
  • Module 6 Directed Energy Weapons
  • Module 7 Personal Protection Equipment
  • Module 8 NIMS and ICS

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

  • Module 1 Introduction: The Terrorist Threat
  • Module 2 Terrorism in the Global and American Contexts
  • Module 3 Religion and Terrorism
  • Module 4 Goals, Tactics, and Targets of Terrorism
  • Module 5 Organizational Structure and Financing of Terrorism
  • Module 6 American Counter-Terrorism Strategy
  • Module 7 Balancing Security, Liberty, and Human Rights
  • Module 8 Terrorist Use of Media as Propaganda and Means of Waging War