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College of Public Safety Administration

Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Homeland Security


Program Leadership Information

Anna Goree, Advisor, AC, (727) 341-4456
Charles Crowther, Lead Instructor, AC, (727) 341-4507
Brian Frank, Dean, AC, (727) 341-4503

Program Summary

This certificate is a comprehensive certificate focused on policy, planning and administration of emergency response teams and systems. This certificate focuses on homeland security and integrates the practical, technical and communication aspects of emergency management. Program participants will gain an understanding of problems facing response teams, learn to write emergency plans according to local, state, and federal guidelines and build communications skills as crisis advisors. These courses apply towards the Emergency Administration and Management Associate in Science degree.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Risk Manager in private and public organizations
  • Emergency Response Director
  • Security Manager at the local, state or the federal levels or private industry
  • Professionals interested in emergency response training and management
  • Governmental and industrial emergency planner

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2009 (415), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.


Domestic & International Terrorism
Introduction to the NRF and NIMS
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Psychological Management of Weapons Of Mass Destruction Victims
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Homeland Security Threat Strategy
Terrorism Response Planning
Homeland Security Policy & Law
Total Credits