Homeland Security

Overview of program:

The certificate program in Homeland Security teaches and prepares students to obtain entry-level employment in the transportation security industry.

Career information and outlook:

Transportation security screeners ensure compliance with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. These professionals may screen passengers, cargo, or baggage. They often use tools such as x-ray machines and hand wands.

Employment in the transportation security field is expected to grow by 6 percent from 2012 to 2022.*

Topics covered:

  • Crowd control
  • Emergency measures plan
  • Advanced first aid
  • Introduction to hazardous materials (HAZMAT)
  • Overview of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)
  • Types of terrorists

Program courses:

Please visit the Course Catalog page for Core Course listings.

What do students graduate with?

  • High School Diploma from Career Online High School
  • Career certificate in Homeland Security from Career Online High School

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Data for Occupations Not Covered in Detail, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/about/data-for-occupations-not-covered-in-detail.htm (visited October 17, 2015).

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