Career Elective Homeland Security IV

This course discusses several subjects relevant to employment as a homeland security professional. These include hazardous materials, types of security and their components, and proven methods for planning and conducting security operations. This course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 discusses hazardous materials, including warning signage, labels and placards, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), and personal protective equipment (PPE). It also describes various types of security and protection systems as well as methods and technologies that enhance access control.

Semester 2 discusses proven procedures, equipment, and techniques for planning and conducting security operations and responding to security incidents. It also describes a variety of risks to key individuals and the general population.

1 Credit

Career Elective Homeland Security I
Career Elective Homeland Security II
Career Elective Homeland Security III

Homeland Security IV Semester 1

Introduction to Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)
Placards and Labels
Material Safety Data Sheets
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Control, Contain, and Confine
Decontamination and Termination
Introduction Physical Security
Security Survey
Perimeter Security
Walls, Windows, and Doors
Key and Lock Control
Security Containers
Types of Lighting
Lighting Concepts and Terminology
Evaluations and Recommendations
Interior Lighting
Factors and Requirements
Access Control
Systems Overview
Electronic Access Technologies
Access Control Challenges
Manual Access Control
Security Systems and the Operator
Interior Protection
Boundary Protection
Volumetric Protection
Exterior Protection
Homeland Security IV: Semester 1 Test

Homeland Security IV Semester 2

Operation Basics
Surveillance Cameras and Lenses
Recording Devices and Videotape
Monitors and Digital CCTV
Transmission Methods
Infrared Lighting
Role of Security During Public Events
Command and Control
Communication Considerations
Types of Security Personnel
Control Operations
Overview of Safety Measures
Command Operations
Special Assignments
Briefings and Debriefing
Introduction to Planning
Initial Planning
Crowd Management
Crowd Dynamics
Traffic Management
Security Manpower
Incident Command System
Medical Planning
The Potential for Terrorism
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Response to a Terrorist Incident
Homeland Security IV: Semester 2 Test