Academic Catalogs

Homeland Security (TSA), Certificate of Specialization

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_CE_TSA

The Homeland Security (TSA) Certificate provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully enter the field of homeland security, specializing in employment positions overseeing security management, intelligence analysis, transportation safety and border security. The sequence of courses offered within the certificate helps develop a student’s understanding of the interrelated duties, relationships, and responsibilities impacting personnel employed to ensure U.S. national security.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Recognize the types of hazards that can negatively impact a community and assess the variables that impact this type of hazard exposure.
  2. Distinguish some of the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the professional emergency manager established by the Emergency Management Institute.
  3. Demonstrate effective skills using well established problem-solving, communication and interpersonal techniques.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. A grade of P (Pass) is acceptable, however, the student must meet an overall GPA requirement of 2.0 to receive the certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must file a petition for graduation during their final semester prior to the application deadline as noted on the Coastline Graduation webpage

Certificate of Specialization

  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
EMGT C102Introduction to Homeland Security3
EMGT C172Intelligence Analysis and Security Management3
EMGT C174Transportation and Border Security3
Total Units9