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Certificate Program in Security Management and Homeland Security




UMass Online's Certificate Program in Security Management and Homeland Security program has been specifically created to instill in students with the knowledge that is required for employment of security management personnel and occupations that work with the threat of terrorism following September 11th.

More than at any other time, corporations are upgrading their existing security systems or contracting with private firms to secure their facilities and provide worker protection. This need is not expected to be short term. Concerns with threats to property and persons in our country will continue to grow in the years ahead. Trends clearly demonstrate increased demand in all aspects of investigative services, perimeter safeguards, surveillance systems, risk management, and armored car services.

Throughout the course of this online certification in Security Management and Homeland Security, students will take a number of topics such as:

  • Introduction to Homeland Security
  • Physical Security
  • Security Management
  • Introduction to Information Security
  • Introduction to Information Security
  • Criminal Law
  • Hate Crime
  • Criminal Profiling

This part-time certificate program is designed for personnel working in the areas of public safety, security management, and law enforcement; executives in corporations responsible for overseeing in-house security programs; and information technology professionals. Criminal justice students interested in enhancing their future career prospects may also benefit from this program by broadening their studies to encompass security within private industry.

Accreditation Information

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

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