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LIT is the first college approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer an Associate of Applied Science degree in Homeland Security. Students have two options with the Homeland Security degree. They may focus on courses leading to careers as a Homeland Security Specialist or a Crime Scene Technician. LIT also offers a one-year Certificate of Completion in Homeland Security.

The Associate of Applied Science in Homeland Security and the Certificate of Completion in Homeland Security provide standardized education and training with real-world solutions to Homeland Security and National Defense. The Associate of Applied Science in Homeland Security combines disciplines in computer security, emergency communications, emergency management, fire technology, law enforcement and private security.


Degree Plan for Associate of Applied Science in Homeland Security
Institutional Requirements
DORI 0200College Success Skills2 : 2 : 0
General Education Courses
COSC 1301Introduction to Computing3 : 3 : 0
ENGL 1301Composition I3 : 3 : 0
HUMA 1315Fine Arts Appreciation3 : 3 : 0
MATH 1314College Algebra3 : 3 : 0
 or 
MATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)3 : 3 : 0
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3 : 3 : 0
SOCI 1306Social Problems3 : 3 : 0
SPCH 1315Public Speaking3 : 3 : 0
Program Requirements
CRIJ 1301Introduction to Criminal Justice3 : 3 : 0
CRIJ 1310Fundamentals of Criminal Law3 : 3 : 0
CRIJ 2314Criminal Investigation3 : 3 : 0
CRIJ 2323Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement3 : 3 : 0
FIRT 1347Industrial Fire Protection3 : 3 : 0
HMSY 1337Introduction to Homeland Security3 : 3 : 0
HMSY 1338Homeland Security Emergency Communications Management3 : 3 : 0
HMSY 1339Homeland Security Emergency Contingency Planning3 : 3 : 0
HMSY 1340Homeland Security Intelligence Operations3 : 3 : 0
HMSY 1341Critical Infrastructure Protection3 : 3 : 0
HMSY 1342Understanding and Combating Terrorism3 : 3 : 0
HMSY 1343Weapons of Mass Destruction3 : 3 : 0
HMSY 2337Managing a Unified Incident Command3 : 3 : 0
- Capstone Course
Program Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours60 : 60 : 0