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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice: Homeland Security, AS (CRJS-AS-HLS)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Three Rivers, Tunxis

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

Location: Three Rivers and Tunxis

The Homeland Security concentration prepares students for the interdisciplinary field of homeland security. It combines specialized criminal justice, homeland security and general education coursework to provide students with the knowledge and understanding needed for careers in homeland security as well as careers requiring skill sets in planning and disaster response.

Note: This concentration area integrates a model developed by Global Corporate College and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Criminal Justice Program Goals:

  • Complete an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Acquire the skills necessary to secure employment within field of criminal justice.
  • Transfer into a Bachelor Degree Program.

Criminal Justice Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of police, courts and corrections and explain the functions they serve within the criminal justice system and the community.
  • Apply principles of constitutional and criminal laws that protect the rights of and regulates conduct of a culturally diverse society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, principles, processes of the criminal justice system.
  • Prepare written documents and deliver oral presentations related to the criminal justice field.

Homeland Security Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the history and development of the field of homeland security in the United States and as well as the current role and function of agencies focused on national security, hazard mitigation and disaster response.
  • Outline legal principles related to the field of homeland security as well as the administration of response organizations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate strategic, tactical and task considerations in responding to incidents of national significance.
  • Identify career paths in the field of homeland security and disaster management.

Criminal Justice General Education Core (21-23 credits)

Criminal Justice Additional General Education (6 credits)

Criminal Justice Program Core (21 credits)

Total Credits: 60-62