JWCC offers a two-year Homeland Security program, in which graduates receive an associate in science degree with an emphasis in homeland security. The program encompasses a broad range of fields, all having direct bearing on terrorism, disaster and public safety and security. The program was developed to provide students with a basic understanding of homeland security issues and to prepare them for positions within local, state, federal and private agencies that provide public safety and security services. The program is intended for new students as well as public safety professionals desiring to upgrade skills. Most courses are available online.
“This program is designed to create a workforce with the specific skills and abilities to focus on homeland security and emergency management, and that’s what we need. It will prepare college students for immediate openings as well as for transferring to complete a bachelor’s degree in this specialized field. I’m glad John Wood had the foresight to start this program, and I’m excited that it is going to be offered right here – it will position West/Central Illinois well.”
John Simon, Director
Adams County Emergency Management Agency, Quincy