Criminal Justice/Homeland Defense One-Year Certificate
Certificate Course Sequence
SSC101 Student Success Seminar
CJS121 Introduction to Criminal Justice
ENG124 College Composition
HLS121 Introduction to Emergency Management
HLS122 Intelligence and Homeland Security
HLS123 Homeland Defense and Crisis Management
COM121 Effective Speaking
PSC121 Political Science
CJS222 Criminal Law in the United States
HLS221 Terrorism and Homeland Defense
SOC225 Cultural Diversity
TOTAL CREDITS 37
Stark State College’s criminal justice/homeland defense one-year certificate is for individuals exploring a career as part of the nation’s defense against terrorism attacks and threats from natural disasters.
Applicants to this program must undergo a background check. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony, domestic violence, or drug convictions will not be eligible for admission to the criminal justice/homeland defense one-year certificate program. Application packets are available in the Office of Admissions/Students Services.
Students who successfully complete this certificate program will receive 24 credit hours toward their associate of arts degree in criminal justice – corrections option, or 21 credit hours toward an associate of applied science degree in homeland security information technology (national security preparedness, response, and operations).
Possible job careers include employment with local, state, and federal government agencies.