Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


HLS-101 - Orient Hmlnd Sec/Emer Prep, Pln, Resp (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): None
This course provides a broad overview of homeland security and homeland defense as undertaken in the United States since 9/11. This course provides the student with the generally accepted body of knowledge required of the homeland security professional. The course focuses on the enemies and the threat they pose, the homeland security policies and procedures enacted since 9/11 and the key players at the federal and state and local levels. The course consists of a complete overview to Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness and Response. Students will complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) online training for Incident Command System 100, 200 and National Incident Management System 700 and 800. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certifications are issued following successful completion of these 4 modules and must be presented to instructor before the end of class.


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