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.