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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
EMS Concentration

App, Keegan

Instructor of Criminal Justice
304-367-4288
309 Hardway Hall
Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont
Program Purpose: 

The Homeland Security program at Pierpont Community & Technical College provides students with a diverse orientation to the workings of the various systems and subsystems of the national Homeland Security program. This is one of the college’s most recently developed academic programs. In order to provide for students with various backgrounds and career aspirations, the program allows students to select one of three areas of concentration: a Criminal Justice track; an EMS track and an Aviation track. In order to be accepted into the program, students must provide proof of US citizenship and pass a criminal background check.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Upon the successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Homeland Security, graduates will be able to do the following:

  • Identify and understand the roles of criminal justice; EMS; and aviation concerning Homeland Security
  • Identify and explain the causes of risk, vulnerabilities and threats we face presently and in the future
  • Write effectively as a professional, including incident reports and conduct the appropriate studies
  • Assess the effectiveness of certain Homeland Security programs when dealing with diverse populations
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of certain behavior as they relate to suitability for employment in the Homeland
  • Security profession
Opportunities: 

Graduates of the AAS degree in Homeland Security are eligible to compete for Homeland Security-related jobs as security managers for several worksites, including US Defense Corporations and hospitals; as industrial risk managers; as security officers for the aviation profession; and as members of retail security management. Local, county, and state governments are career markets for Homeland Security graduates. Some Homeland Security graduates also compete for federal jobs in this security-related profession.

Notice to Students: 

A background check is required for employment in this field.

Program Total Credit Hours: 
60 CHs
Support Coursework: 
15 CHs

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

ENGL 1108

Written English II
3
CH(s)

POL 1101

American Government
3
CH(s)

SCY 1101

Introductory Sociology
3
CH(s)

GNED ELEC

General Studies Elective
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104 Prerequisites:  Minimum Verbal/Reading/Writing ACT score of 19, or COMPASS score of 71, or ENGL 0097.
ENGL 1109 may be substituted for ENGL 1108.  ENGL 1108 & 1109 Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1104.
PSYC 1101 may be substituted for SOCY 1110.
GNED ELEC (General Studies Elective): Must be 3CHs of either MATH or SCIENCE course.

Program Specific Required Coursework: 
45 CHs

AVMA 2206

Aviation Security
3
CH(s)

CRJU 2257

Risk Management
3
CH(s)

EMMS 1112

Emergency Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts
3
CH(s)

INTR 2995

Interdisciplinary Practicum
3
CH(s)

SFTY 2210

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Systems
3
CH(s)

CRJU 2295

Ethics in Criminal Justice
3
CH(s)

EMMS 1100

Introduction to EMS
2
CH(s)

EMMS 1103

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
7
CH(s)

EMMS 1104

Emergency Medical Services-Operation
2
CH(s)

EMMS 1111

Home Land Security Practicum I
1
CH(s)

EMMS 2221

Homeland Security-Practicum II
1
CH(s)

EMMS 2222

Emergency Response to Terrorism: Tactical Considerations-EMS
3
CH(s)

EMMS 2223

Homeland Security-Practicum III
1
CH(s)

EMMS 2224

Basic Life Support and Hazardous Materials Response
3
CH(s)

EMMS 2225

Homeland Security-Practicum IV
1
CH(s)

SFTY 2210

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Systems
3
CH(s)

SFTY 2295

HAZWOPER
3
CH(s)
Model Schedule
Fall Semester

EMMS 1100

Introduction to EMS
2
CH(s)

EMMS 1103

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
7
CH(s)

EMMS 1104

Emergency Medical Services-Operation
2
CH(s)

EMMS 1111

Home Land Security Practicum I
1
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs

ENGL 1104 Prerequisites:  Minimum Verbal/Reading/Writing ACT score of 19, or COMPASS score of 71, or ENGL 0097.

Spring Semester

AVMA 2206

Aviation Security
3
CH(s)

EMMS 1112

Emergency Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts
3
CH(s)

EMMS 2221

Homeland Security-Practicum II
1
CH(s)

ENGL 1108

Written English II
3
CH(s)

SFTY 2210

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Systems
3
CH(s)

POL 1101

American Government
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
16 CHs

ENGL 1109 may be substituted for ENGL 1108.  ENGL 1108 & 1109 Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1104.

Fall Semester

COM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

EMMS 2222

Emergency Response to Terrorism: Tactical Considerations-EMS
3
CH(s)

EMMS 2223

Homeland Security-Practicum III
1
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)

CRJU 2256

Homicide Investigation
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
13 CHs

MATH 1107 Prerequisite(s): Minimum Math ACT score of 19, or SAT score of 460, or COMPASS score of 36, or MATH 0080 series.

Spring Semester

EMMS 2224

Basic Life Support and Hazardous Materials Response
3
CH(s)

EMMS 2225

Homeland Security-Practicum IV
1
CH(s)

SCY 1101

Introductory Sociology
3
CH(s)

CRJU 2295

Ethics in Criminal Justice
3
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

SFTY 2295

HAZWOPER
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
16 CHs
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