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  • Homeland Security and Military Science

    Homeland Security and Military Science

    The Homeland Security and Military Science Program provides students with a rigorous academic environment and practical application of their acquired skills to prepare them for a variety of careers in both the public and private sector of industries that serve and protect the citizens of the United States of America. The programs of study encourage career exploration and challenges students to demonstrate competence, confidence and leadership. Program outcomes include: development of scientific, mathematical, and technological communication skills; demonstrated understanding of one's social and civic responsibility; the ability to articulate a global perspective; and self-management and wellness.

    Programs of Study
    Homeland Security and Military Science features the following four programs of study:

    Military Science
    The Military Science (AMS) program of study is a unique blend of academic preparation of cadets for college and the work force, while providing students an applicable understanding of the fundamental concepts of citizenship, leadership, service, teamwork, self-discipline and self-reliance through participation in Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC). Cadets will have the opportunity to earn nine (9) college credits through the “Adams State University College Credits for Cadets” program. Participation in AMS incurs no obligation to join the Armed Forces. Recommended World Languages: Arabic, Chinese, or Russian.

    Homeland Security Science
    The Homeland Security Science program of study integrates government, academia, and private sector training and educational initiatives to help students understand how the United States and its interests worldwide are protected against threats to public safety. Classroom experience and capstone exercises allow students to demonstrate knowledge and proficiencies for career positions with various agencies and organizations associated with Homeland Security. Recommended World Languages: Arabic, Chinese, or Russian.

    • Program Duration: Three Years
    • Beginning Grade Level: 10th
    • Program Location: High Point*, Parkdale*, Potomac*, Suitland*

    *Boundary Students Only

    Information/Communications Technology
    The Information/Communications Technology pathway is focused on Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing through the SPACE and STARS certification programs. Students in the program are immersed in a functional area within Homeland Security related to the protection of critical infrastructure. The program also exposes students to the nation's defensive measures against catastrophic threats during the emergency management and preparedness process.

    • Program Duration: Three Years
    • Beginning Grade Level: 10th
    • Program Location: Parkdale*

    *Boundary Students Only

    IT Networking Academy CISCO (Cybersecurity)
    Students enrolled in the IT Networking CISCO (Cybersecurity) program will focus on integrated computer threat detection and defense, cloud computing, data center security, identity-based network solutions, and highly secure remote access. As one of the fastest growing fields in IT and security, the pathway offers excellent career opportunities. Recommended World Languages: Arabic, Chinese, or Russian.

    Possible Certifications/College Credits

    • CompTia A+ (IT CISCO Cyber Security)
    • Geographic Information and Remote Sensing (Information/Communication Technology)
    • Up to 9 college credits (Military Science)

    Possible Majors
    • Criminal Justice
    • International Relations
    • Law Enforcement
    • Cyber Security/Information Technology
    • Political Science
    • Civil Engineering
    • Emergency Management Preparedness

    Possible Careers
    • Department of Homeland Security (Various)
    • U.S. Armed Forces Officer
    • Information Security Manager
    • FBI /CIA Agent
    • Network Systems & Data Analyst
    • Cyber Forensic Technician
    • Disaster Management Planner

    Program Contact Information:
    Keith Hayes, Supervisor
    Department of Career and Technical Education
    2215 Chadwick Street
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
    Phone: (301) 669-6012
    Fax: (301) 669-6090