The world is changing, and it needs educated, passionate people to help keep it safe! If protecting and defending others from security threats sounds like your calling, then ICDC College’s Homeland Security and Investigation Diploma program may be right for you.
What You’ll Learn
The primary objective of the Homeland Security diploma program is to prepare students for the exciting field of safety, security, and emergency management. In just under nine months, students will develop the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to protect people, information, and locations from internal and external threats.
In ICDC College’s Homeland Security and Investigation Fast-Track Diploma program, students will learn the fundamentals of the homeland security field through a variety of courses, which include:
- Powers to Arrest
- Weapons of Mass Destruction/Hazardous Materials
- Chemical Agents
- Intelligence Analysis
- Firearms Training
- Global Cyber Security
In these courses, you will investigate real-case scenarios that have shaped and impacted the way we view and implement homeland security tactics. ICDC College will even facilitate your firearms and baton, guard card, and chemical agents permit training.*
ICDC College also offers its students an employment preparation course prior to graduation to assist with finding employment, preparing a strong résumé, effective interviewing techniques, and “dress for success” workshops.
Additional career service assistance is provided by ICDC College upon completion of the program.
Graduation and Career Opportunities
This program is offered online and on campus, though students may obtain an Associate Degree of this program online. Students will get the tools required for entry level employment in the homeland security field, ranging from private security services to security guard staffing agencies, anti-crime patrol units, and correctional facilities.
Upon graduation, students will have the training, skills, and qualifications for potential careers in:
- Private security
- Emergency and safety management
- Law enforcement
- Government services
You can get started on your dream career upon completion of your Homeland Security and Investigation Diploma***. However, you can apply those credits towards advancing your training and qualifications with an Associate Degree in Homeland Security.
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Once the enrollment process is complete, you will be provided with the tools you need to succeed, such as online coursework, books/e-books, and a new laptop computer**– all included in the cost of your tuition. Your next step is to log in and learn, at your convenience – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any location.
Call 888-926-4232 today to talk to an ICDC College admissions representative and learn more!
*Baton and firearms training for the online program are made available through third-party providers.
**Laptop included with tuition, online students only. Conditions apply. Limited time offer.
***Employment opportunities and licensing requirements vary by state.
Students who graduate with a Homeland Security and Investigation Fast-Track Diploma from ICDC College will be trained in the areas of homeland security, criminal justice, emergency response and management, and terrorism. Upon graduation, students may be qualified to work in private security, public safety, and emergency management.
Career Services assistance is provided by ICDC College upon completion of the program.
Potential employers of Homeland Security and Investigation graduates include federal agencies, law enforcement organizations, public and private security companies, and many others.
Graduates can qualify for entry-level employment in the following types of positions*:
Transportation Security Screener: In this role, you will protect passengers in airports and aircrafts. Security screenings may include hand-waving security wand, pat-down searches, monitoring metal detector equipment, and operation x-ray machine to identify dangerous objects in baggage. You will be required to use these tools properly to help travelers be safe and feel at ease.
Safety Security Officer: In this capacity, you would monitor and maintain security systems and closed circuit televisions. Duties might include observing daily office procedures and traffic to and from the building, assessing any harm or threat to the building or its employees.
Loss Prevention Agent: As an agent, you would enforce loss-prevention procedures by maintaining physical security to retail stores and markets. Duties might include ensuring all alarms and closed circuit televisions are functioning properly, as well as monitoring the daily activities of the store. In this role you would work closely with loss-prevention managers to investigate theft and discuss proactive plans to increase surveillance.
Security Officer: In this role, you would be the first line of support in situations of injury or emergency. Your duties would include patrolling and reporting misconduct of any sort. Your presence would ensure that security and safety concerns are handled or reported properly. Security Officers provide a professional and secure working environment for public or private businesses.
* Some positions may require a high school diploma, GED or its equivalent, and/or work experience for eligibility.
ICDC College provides Career Services assistance and guidance for receiving your license or permit in Powers to Arrest, Baton Training, Firearms Training, and Chemical Agents in the area where you live (where applicable).*
ICDC College also offers its graduates an employment preparation course prior to graduation to assist in finding sources of employment, preparing an effective résumé and interviewing techniques.
* Opportunities vary by your local municipality.
Based on the state in which you choose to seek employment, potential requirements of state agencies and employers may include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Pass a state exam, if applicable
- Pass a drug test, if applicable
- Possess a high school diploma or GED, if applicable
- Submit to a background check, including criminal convictions/parole history
Any questions regarding the minimum requirements for the state in which you choose to seek employment may be obtained from ICDC College, along with referrals to state-specific agencies for further information.
You have been advised that failing to meet the minimum requirements in the state in which you choose to seek employment, and any previous misdemeanor convictions or periods on parole, will diminish or prohibit your opportunities for employment in this field. Further, any previous felony convictions will most probably prohibit employment in this field.
The Homeland Security and Investigation Fast-Track Diploma program is available at the following campuses:
- Main Campus
- South Bay
- Van Nuys
Completing the courses from ICDC College’s Homeland Security program will give you a strong understanding of the fundamentals of the field. Through your courses you will learn about the history, growth, and opportunities available in homeland security. An integration of several disciplines, including homeland security, criminal justice, emergency response and management, and terrorism, will prepare you with a wide range of knowledge.
Courses from the Homeland Security program include:
- Powers to Arrest
- Homeland and Global Cyber Security
- Homeland Intelligence Analysis
- Hazardous Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction
- Firearms Training
- Chemical Agents
The occupations this program prepares students to enter by name and SOC code:
Security Guard 33-9032.00; Chief Guard 33-1099.00; Security Consultant 13-1199.02
The links to the occupational profiles on the Department of Labor’s O*Net are:
Tuition and Fees: $16,608.00
Books and Supplies: included w/ tuition
On campus room and board: N/A
MEDIAN LOAN DEBT:
Federal Loans: $9,370.00
Private Educational Loans: $0
Institutional Financing Plans: $0
ON-TIME GRADUATION RATE FOR COMPLETERS:
The program is designed to take 36 weeks to complete:
84.21% of graduates graduated within this time.
The job placement rate for program graduates is: 73%