Emergency Management/Homeland Security: Criminal Justice, Associate of Arts Degree
The Emergency Management/Homeland Security (EM/HS) program is designed to prepare students to enter the emerging professions of disaster management and/or homeland security. Our curriculum is designed to provide the learner with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed by emergency and security workers to meet national, state, and local public safety needs, both in the public and private sectors. Our program emphasizes an all-hazard approach to emergency planning/homeland security, with courses in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery, incorporating Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Emergency Management Institute (EMI) curriculum. In addition, we offer homeland security course teachings in terrorism, intelligence, critical infrastructure, and the National Response Framework (NRF). Coastline’s EM/HS program advances students by developing core competencies in hazard assessment, planning, critical thinking, and effective communications. Those benefiting from completing the program are those who intend to work in the fields of law enforcement, fire service, government, private security, health care, or other public safety/service related occupations.
There are no prerequisite courses for those listed. The Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security recommends that students begin by registering in the foundation courses of EMGT C101 Introduction to Emergency Management and EMGT C102 Introduction to Homeland Security.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Recognize the types of hazards that can negatively impact a community and assess the variables that impact this type of hazard exposure.
- Distinguish some of the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the professional emergency manager established by the Emergency Management Institute.
- Demonstrate effective skills using well established problem-solving, communication and interpersonal techniques.
Associate Degree Requirements
Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.
*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.
Program of Study
Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Academic/Career/Certificate Programs section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Complete one of the three General Education options below:
Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.
Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement
Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses.
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 may apply equivalent transferrable Criminal Justice coursework to satisfy requirements.
|Students will complete all of the following:|
|EMGT C101||Introduction to Emergency Management||3|
|EMGT C102||Introduction to Homeland Security||3|
|CJ C140||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|Select courses from each of the following areas:|
|Emergency Management/Homeland Security Area|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Work Based Learning|
|Criminal Justice Area|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Introduction to Policing|
|Written Communication for Criminal Justice|
|Multicultural Studies in Criminal Justice|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Management and Employee Communication|
|Human Relations in Business|
|Introduction to Leadership|
|Subtotal for Areas||24|
|Total Units for Major Preparation||24|
|Degree Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Electives to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||60|