Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Transportation Security Administration

Transportation Security Administration Fact Sheet

Diploma (614)

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) coordinates higher education agency-wide and recognizes the untapped potential of a majority of Transportation Security Officers (TSO’s) employed at U.S. airports. The TSA believes providing educational opportunities will improve their skill set on the job while helping the TSA meet its goals of improved customer service and skilled employees. This diploma provides the basic skill set for TSA employees.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Explain the broad range of federal policies and procedures enacted since the events of 9/11 and identify the major security problems linked to terrorism.
  2. Summarize the role and mission of the Transportation Safety Administration.
  3. Explain risk assessment principles in a real world environment.
  4. Identify the characteristics, ideologies, motives and behaviors of various extremist and terrorist groups that foster and support terrorist criminal activities.
  5. Describe intelligence gathering and analysis pertinent to homeland security and other threats facing government and private sectors.
  6. Describe the impact of technology on countering threats to transportation systems and border security.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 9 

One Semester 


TSA-101   Introduction to Homeland Security 


TSA-102Intelligence Analysis & Security Management 


TSA-103Transportation & Border Security 







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