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Emergency Management/Homeland Security: Criminal Justice, Associate of Arts Degree

Banner Code: 3_AA_EMGTCJ

Control Number: 30350

Financial Aid Eligible

The Emergency Management/Homeland Security (EM/HS) degree with a concentration in criminal justice is designed to prepare students for entry into the protective service fields of homeland security, emergency management, and justice administration. Our curriculum is designed to provide the learner with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed to solve complex public safety problems. Studying homeland security in an academic setting includes learning about protective measures governments put in place to minimize security threats, ranging from natural disasters to organized terrorist activities. Students who concentrate in the criminal justice field learn about law enforcement, the courts and correctional systems, exploring how different jurisdictions – city, county, state, federal or tribal governments – protect their communities from crime. The EM/HS/CJ program of study includes areas as diverse as disaster management, criminal investigation, legal analysis, and business communication. The emergency management/homeland security degree focusing on criminal justice studies puts students on a path toward employment fields ranging from emergency management, customs and border protection, cyber-crime, and transportation security. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Classify the roles, functions and interdependency between local, state, federal and international law enforcement to effectively coordinate disaster events.
  2. Identify, describe and analyze the wide range of threats to national security, including transportation, border and cyber-security.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills and appreciation for diverse communities to provide leadership during critical incidents.

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education

Concentration in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice courses at Coastline are only offered online through our Military/Contact Education Program and designed to meet the needs of our global military community. Students not eligible for enrollment in our military/contract education programs: Coastline College offers Criminal Justice courses in collaboration with our sister college, Golden West (GWC).  Please enroll in Criminal Justice courses via GWC class schedule or apply equivalent transferrable Criminal Justice coursework to satisfy requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
EMGT C101Introduction to Emergency Management3
EMGT C102Introduction to Homeland Security3
CJ C140Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Program Electives
Select courses from each of the following areas:
Emergency Management/Homeland Security Area
Select two of the following:6
Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Response
Disaster Recovery
Hazard Mitigation
Work Based Learning
Criminal Justice Area
Select two of the following:6
Criminal Investigation
Criminal Procedure
Introduction to Policing
Criminal Law
Written Communication for Criminal Justice
Multicultural Studies in Criminal Justice
Management/Leadership Area
Select one of the following:3
Business Communication
Human Relations in Business
Units Required for Major24
Local General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC patternVaries
Electives to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Units60