Career Technology Education (CTE)
Instructor: Dr. Valgene Holmes
COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to CTE, National Security. National Security introduces the students to the aspects of disaster management. The course includes engaging simulation exercises related to natural disasters, man-made disasters, and terroristic events. The students will be introduced to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technology through academic study and applied instruction. Students will be introduced to terminology and concepts relating to GIS/RS technology and will apply these concepts through the use of GIS software programs. Students will participate in structured, applied learning exercises taken from existing data sources, as well as conduct new study of these data sources through self-driven study and analysis.
This will be fun! The material is as fascinating as it is essential to anyone who plans a career in any aspect of criminal justice. This course will also provide a firm foundation of general and specific knowledge for other related courses in the field of Criminal Justice.
The study of National Security is straightforward and specific. It is an intensive study of the elements and principals of National Security to include, but not limited to, Terroristic Threats and Acts both home and abroad.
TIME FRAME: This is a (180 hour-1 credits) instructional program. That is, 1 credit will be earned upon successfully passing each semester.
TEXTBOOKS: GIS in Homeland Security Course Manual. However, other resource materials will be used.
A variety of DATA will be collected and used to assist students in critically analyzing information to determine its value for the problem-solving task; demonstrate respect for individuals such as those from different cultures, genders, and backgrounds; and demonstrate sensitivity to and value for diversity
Other materials: Armed Forces computer-based presentation; National Security Questionnaire
EXAMINATIONS: Assessments will be made through projects, quizzes, class participation, and written and oral examinations to insure that students are mastering the objectives
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1) Understand the basic principles of National Security.
2) Know the types Homeland Security Threats.
3) Address the compilation, management, and analysis of the many different types of critical elements in our communities.
4) Apply a range of GIS methods to the principles of National Security planning.
5) Know the five phases of National Security planning implementation include Risk Management, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.
6) Recognize that each area of National Security management and analysis involves a unique, though interdependent, approach to data collection, analysis and decision making.
7) Understand that obtaining relevant data to assess and map community resources can be challenging if separate databases reside at the police department, fire department, and municipal or county land planning office.
8) Create and evaluate crime statistics using GIS Technology
COURSE CONTENT: The following is a sample of the course content.
1) Careers in Law Enforcement
3) Courtroom Procedures
4) Conflict Resolution
5) Crisis Management
6) Victims’ Rights
7) Domestic Violence
8) Interview & Interrogation
9) Emergency Management
10) Explosive Devices
11) National Incident Management System (NIMS)
12) Emerging Technology in National Security