Program Purpose

The purpose of the program is to educate the student as to the dangers facing the United States and organizations that protect us from the danger. The program will also assist the student in selecting and preparing a career path within one of the law enforcement agencies of the federal government.

Program Description: There is an ever increasing threat against the citizens of the United States at home and abroad. As a result, there is a need for individuals in the various agencies of state and federal government to combat this threat. The program will assist the community in meeting this need by providing students with a basic foundation in identifying the threat and response to it.

Program Information

Available Degrees and Certificates

Title Degree or Certificate Checksheet
Homeland Security Associates in Arts (A.A.) degree

Your Academic Advisor

The Academic Advisor for the degrees and certificate is: Lee Altman (

You should meet with your advisor at least once a semester and to discuss:

  • Course selection prior to registration
  • Adding or dropping courses or taking a course credit/no credit, and how this will affect your academic standing, financial aid, or other issues
  • Options for majors, thinking about changing directions, or just want to talk to someone to clarify your thoughts about how well a particular major may fit you
  • Any problems which affect academic performance, including academic progress and personal strengths and challenges
  • Concerns about your study skills or difficulties with your coursework
  • Academic probation or jeopardy of dismissal
  • Career choices, study abroad, and internships
  • College policies and procedures
  • Final graduation requirements (at least one semester prior to

If you are exploring a major or a particular career interest but have not yet declared a major, you are also encouraged to talk to an advisor or a faculty member in the department which offers that major.

Intended Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Describe the historical and evolving concept of homeland security within the broader political and national security system of the contemporary nation-state.
  • Identify and assess potential terror, accident, and disaster threats to the American homeland.
  • Identifying and utilizing information sources for critical issues in homeland security and defense.
  • Identify / Recognize how to agencies access and disseminate information through multiple agencies in order to forecast the risks, types, and orders of magnitude of terrorist threats most likely to confront the nation/state.
  • Identify a career path by researching and evaluating public safety agencies as well as the intelligence community

Contact Info

Phone: (928) 317-6452
Fax: (928) 317-6230
Location: PSI
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm