Homeland Security – Community College of Rhode Island

Homeland Security

Certificate in Homeland Security (CERT_HMLS)

  • Concentrations:
    • Cybersecurity Concentration (HMCS)
    • Emergency Management Concentration (HMEM)
    • Law Enforcement Concentration (HMLE)

Homeland Security has become an integral part of our society. The certificate in Homeland Security provides students with the opportunity to choose three pathways in homeland security.

Each pathway consists of three core courses focusing on the history and development of homeland security, intelligence analysis and how agencies share information to stop terrorist attacks, and border and transportation security issues.

Students then decide which track they wish to pursue. The concentration in emergency management focuses on the depths of terrorism. The concentration in law enforcement provides students with the tools to enter into the law enforcement community, and the concentration in cybersecurity provides a pathway for students interested in defending our nation from a cyberterrorist attack or cyber disruption.

Courses in the Emergency Management concentration can be applied to the Associate Degree in Emergency Management/Homeland Security. See this page for information on the associate degree.

Note: Many courses require prerequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE

Cybersecurity concentration
  • First semester: HMLS 1000; COMI 2035, 2036
  • Second semester: HMLS 1010, 1020; COMI 2037

Emergency Management concentration
  • First semester: HMLS 1000; EMER 1020, 1040
  • Second semester: HMLS 1010, 1020; EMER 1010

Law Enforcement concentration
  • First semester: HMLS 1000; LAWS 1000, 1010
  • Second semester: HMLS 1010, 1020; LAWS 1020
Certificate Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
HMLS 1000 Introduction to Homeland Security   3
HMLS 1010 Intelligence Analysis and Risk Management   3
HMLS 1020 Border and Transportation Security   3
One concentration   Select one concentration from the list below and complete requirements for a total of 18 credits. 9

Total Certificate Requirements Credits 18

CONCENTRATION OPTIONS - Choose one to complete certificate requirements.

Cybersecurity (HMCS)
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMI 2035 Introduction to Computer Forensics   3
COMI 2036 Introduction to Computer Ethics   3
COMI 2037 Introduction to Cybersecurity   3

Total Cybersecurity (HMCS) Credits 9

Emergency Management (HMEM)
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
EMER 1010 Understanding and Responding to Terrorism   3
EMER 1020 Bioterrorism and Public Health Emergencies   3
EMER 1040 Managing the Psychological Impact of Terrorism and Disasters   3

Total Emergency Management (HMEM) Credits 9

Law Enforcement (HLME)
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
LAWS 1000 Introduction to Law Enforcement   3
LAWS 1010 Criminal Law   3
LAWS 1020 Criminal Procedure   3

Total Law Enforcement (HLME) Credits 9

Total Certificate Credits 18


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Last Updated: 7/30/19