Course Description

Knowing and preparing for the threats that our country faces on a daily basis is essential to protect communities from criminal activity and terrorist attacks. With the online Homeland Security Specialist program from LSU, students will gain a greater understanding of how law enforcement operates within a homeland security enterprise.
This MicroCert has been developed in collaboration between LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter Terrorist Education (NCBRT/ACE) and LSU Online & Continuing Education. Students will learn the importance of conducting risk assessments to protect from criminal activity and terrorist attacks and will learn the predominant modern modes of operations that extremists use to plan for and execute an attack.
This program is ideal for law enforcement officers, public safety professionals and private sector representatives involved in security and safety functions and risk management or threat reduction. Students enrolled in this program will benefit from the 30+ years of experience that LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (LSU NCBRT/ACE) has in developing complex threat training for our nation’s emergency responders.
The program is endorsed as a national law enforcement training provider by the National Sheriff’s Association. Completion of the specialist program will be a requirement of all individuals applying to the National Sheriff’s Association to become a Certified Homeland Protection Professional.
It is recommended to take the courses in this order: • Homeland Security and Law Enforcement in a Post 9/11 Environment • Tradecraft of Modern Terrorism • Intelligence and Multi-Agency Partnerships • Critical Infrastructure and Private/Public Partnerships • Capstone: Operationalizing Homeland Security Concepts (Note: All four core courses must be completed prior to taking the capstone.This course will be offered quarterly in a date specific cohort-based group. Please check sections for date availability)

Requirements: This online course requires access to a computer with internet access, email, an Internet browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended), MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Courses are open to all participants, not just those pursuing the MicroCert or Certificate. The Certificate bundle fee is a 20% discount off on the courses if you were to register for the courses individually.

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