Northern Virginia Community College is offering a new degree focusing on homeland security

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6611137_sNorthern Virginia Community College is offering a new associate degree that focuses on homeland security. The new Homeland Security Specialization degree falls under NOVA’s Administration of Justice Program.

The Administration of Justice Program provides a broad foundation to prepare students to enter criminal justice or security administration fields. Current law enforcement personnel use the program for professional advancement.

According to Faifax News the Homeland Security Specialization degree is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in homeland security and provide a pathway to specialized careers in such areas as cybersecurity, border security or emergency preparedness. Online job searches indicate a large job market with a heavy demand in the Northern Virginia region.

Students will earn college credit for courses in Homeland Security and Nuclear Detection, Principles of Emergency Management, Crime Analysis and Intelligence, Police Response to Critical Incidents, Transportation and Border Security, Terrorism Response Planning, and more. Some courses offer FEMA certifications in vital national security areas.

The full program is available at NOVA’s campuses in Annandale, Manassas and Woodbridge, as well as online through the Extended Learning Institute. Some courses in the program will be offered at the Alexandria campus.