Administration of Justice: Homeland Security Specialization, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science
Campuses: Offered through AN, Manassas, Woodbridge, NOVA Online

This program prepares students for entry-level opportunities as a local, state, or federal law enforcement officer; commercial and industrial security officer; police officer; or private or government investigator, particularly in the areas of homeland security.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3
1ADJ 234 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism 3
2ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
Choose One
3MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 16-17
2nd Semester
Choose One
ADJ 163 Crime Analysis and Intelligence 3
ADJ 154 Intelligence and Technology Analysis
4ADJ Homeland Security Elective 3
Choose One
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
CST 110 Introduction to Communication
Choose One
GEO 230 Political Geography 3
ADJ 250 Global Security Concepts for Law Enforcement and National Security
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3
Total 16
3rd Semester
ADJ 212 Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures II 3
ADJ 228 Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs 3
ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation 3
5ADJ 243 Homeland Security and Law 3
ADJ 247 Criminal Behavior 3
Total 15
4th Semester
ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional 3
Choose One
ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for Justice 3
PBS 240 Constitutional Law
ADJ 240 Techniques of Interviewing 3
4ADJ Homeland Security Elective 3
4ADJ Homeland Security Elective 3
REL 231 Religions of the World I 3
Total 18
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 65-66
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
Survey of Criminal Justice
ADJ
100
3
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
1ADJ
234
3
2ENG
111
3
ITE
115
3
Choose One
3MTH
154
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
SDV
100
1
Total 16-17
2nd Semester
Choose One
ADJ
163
3
Intelligence and Technology Analysis
ADJ
154
Homeland Security Elective
4ADJ
3
Choose One
CST
100
3
CST
110
Choose One
GEO
230
3
ADJ
250
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
PED
116
1
SOC
200
3
Total 16
3rd Semester
ADJ
212
3
ADJ
228
3
ADJ
236
3
5ADJ
243
3
ADJ
247
3
Total 15
4th Semester
ADJ
133
3
Choose One
Constitutional Law for Justice
ADJ
227
3
PBS
240
ADJ
240
3
Homeland Security Elective
4ADJ
3
Homeland Security Elective
4ADJ
3
Religions of the World I
REL
231
3
Total 18
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 65-66

1 Some instructors may incorporate FEMA IS-100LE and FEMA IS-340 for students in the process of obtaining their Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification, FEMA PDS (Professional Development Series) certificate, as well as state emergency management certifications.

2 ENG 111 is recommended for those students who may pursue a four-year degree. Students planning to transfer should work with an academic advisor in course selection. ENG 115 or ENG 131 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor.

3 Students may take any higher-lever MTH, especially if pursuing a four-year degree where most institutions will require a minimum of MTH 154. The science elective may be selected from physical and life science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

4 Students may choose from any of the following homeland security electives: ADJ 127, ADJ 154, ADJ 160, ADJ 161, ADJ 163, ADJ 169, ADJ 170 , ADJ 240, ADJ 244, ADJ 250, ADJ 252, PBS 140, PBS 145, PBS 150, PBS 210, PBS 220, or other homeland security elective approved by an academic advisor, including ADJ 295 or ADJ 298. Some ADJ 244 instructors may incorporate FEMA IS-200 and FEMA IS-860 and some ADJ 252 instructors may incorporate FEMA IS-100LE and FEMA IS-891 for students in the process of obtaining their Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification, FEMA PDS (Professional Development Series) certificate, as well as state emergency management certifications. Additionally, ADJ faculty approval may be obtained for selected ADJ 195 or ADJ 298 courses related to homeland security.

5 Some instructors may incorporate FEMA IS-230.b, FEMA IS-700, and FEMA IS-800 for students in the process of obtaining their Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification, FEMA PDS (Professional Development Series) certificate, as well as state emergency management certifications.

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