Career Elective Homeland Security 4

Career Elective Homeland Security 4


This course discusses several subjects relevant to employment as a homeland security professional. These include hazardous materials, types of security and their components, and proven methods for planning and conducting security operations. This course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 discusses hazardous materials, including warning signage, labels and placards, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), and personal protective equipment (PPE). It also describes various types of security and protection systems as well as methods and technologies that enhance access control.

Semester 2 discusses proven procedures, equipment, and techniques for planning and conducting security operations and responding to security incidents. It also describes a variety of risks to key individuals and the general population.


1 Credit


Career Elective Homeland Security 1

Career Elective Homeland Security 2

Career Elective Homeland Security 3

Homeland Security 4: Semester 1

  • Introduction to Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)
  • Placards and Labels
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Control, Contain, and Confine
  • Decontamination and Termination
  • Introduction Physical Security
  • Security Survey
  • Perimeter Security
  • Walls, Windows, and Doors
  • Key and Lock Control
  • Security Containers
  • Types of Lighting
  • Lighting Concepts and Terminology
  • Evaluations and Recommendations
  • Interior Lighting
  • Factors and Requirements
  • Access Control
  • Systems Overview
  • Electronic Access Technologies
  • Access Control Challenges
  • Manual Access Control
  • Security Systems and the Operator
  • Interior Protection
  • Boundary Protection
  • Volumetric Protection
  • Exterior Protection
  • Homeland Security 4: Semester 1 Test

Homeland Security 4: Semester 2

  • Operation Basics
  • Surveillance Cameras and Lenses
  • Recording Devices and Videotape
  • Monitors and Digital CCTV
  • Transmission Methods
  • Infrared Lighting
  • Role of Security During Public Events
  • Command and Control
  • Communication Considerations
  • Types of Security Personnel
  • Control Operations
  • Overview of Safety Measures
  • Command Operations
  • Special Assignments
  • Briefings and Debriefing
  • Contingencies
  • Introduction to Planning
  • Initial Planning
  • Crowd Management
  • Crowd Dynamics
  • Traffic Management
  • Security Manpower
  • Incident Command System
  • Medical Planning
  • The Potential for Terrorism
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Response to a Terrorist Incident
  • Homeland Security 4: Semester 2 Test