SRJC Course Outlines

11/29/2021 6:54:50 AMAJ 140 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 140Title:  INTRO HOMELAND SECURITY  
Full Title:  Introduction to Homeland Security
Last Reviewed:2/11/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled6.003 min.Lab Scheduled105.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total7.00 Contact Total122.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Introductory academy course to explore government and industry challenges of homeland security. Threats, security strategies, and entry-level employment opportunities will be covered. (Note: For California Arrest Authority students should enroll in AJ 354 and AJ 355)

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introductory academy course to explore government and industry challenges of homeland security. Threats, security strategies, and entry-level employment opportunities will be covered. (Note: For California Arrest Authority students should enroll in AJ 354 and AJ 355)
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
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CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe basic laws governing homeland security challenges.
2. Identify and classify organizations working toward homeland security.
3. Describe homeland security risks and threats.
4. Identify and classify Homeland Security Presidential Directive system (HSPD).
5. Demonstrate entry-level job skills including preparation, awareness, and first response.
6. Demonstrate basic understanding of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS).

Topics and Scope
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1. Governing Laws
   A. Need and history of homeland security
   B. Applicable Federal and California law      
2. Classify Organizations
   A. Government agencies
   B. Industry requirements
   C. Customs and border procedures
   D. Transportation security
3. Risks and Threats
   A. Threats against the United States and homeland security employees
   B. Terrorism risks
   C. Weapons of mass destruction
   D. Intelligence systems
4. HSPD (Homeland Security Presidential Directive) Relevant policy
5. Job Skills
   A. Preparation/prevention
   B. First responder actions, public safety, communications
   C. Homeland Security careers
   D. DHS (Department of Homeland Security) and industry presentations: Customs and Border Patrol, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Transportation Security Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Coast Guard, Port of Oakland, Port of San Francisco, California Emergency Management Agency, etc.
6. NIMS/SEMS
   A. National Incident Management Systems
   B. California Standardized Emergency Management Systems

Assignments:
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1. 1-2 written papers (5-7 pages each) and oral presentations on approved topics including: FEMA Emergency Management Institute; California Specialized Training Institute; Border Patrol Academy; Maritime Transportation Security Act; Aviation and Transportation Security Act; Business Continuity of Operation Planning; Physical Security & Deterrents; Critical Infrastructure; Ethics of Preparedness; and Priority Response.
2. Quizzes (3-5).
3. Group lab exercises and first responder lab exercises with actual case studies will reinforce course objectives.
4. Mandatory attendance and  participation in class discussions and activities.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 35%
Written papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Case Studies
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Group Strategy and First Responder Lab Exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 45%
Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Mandatory participation and attendance, paper presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Online sources
Naval Pastgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2012.
California Emergency Management Agency. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2012.
Federal Emergency Management Agency. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2012.

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