How to Choose a Homeland Security Training Program
By Louis Zhang
The field of criminal justice is a vast and varied career category with many different branches that can be
explored and chosen as a field of study. One more recent addition to the options when you are looking
for schooling in this field is to consider a homeland security training program. You may wonder what
type of homeland security careers are available and just how the jobs are varied. There are specialties in
emergency preparedness and other jobs that deal with law enforcement. There are border patrol and
counter-terrorism specialties as well as public health as a field of study.
To find a homeland security program, you may be surprised to know that many of the accredited and
well respected programs are available to you from home. Homeland security online programs are
plentiful and offer the coursework you need to get the knowledge base required for the jobs that are
What type of degree programs are there? There are public health preparedness and criminal justice
degrees. There are training programs that will focus on the weapons of mass destruction and there are
other fields of study that will focus more on the safety of our country's borders. All of these different
topics all under the one main umbrella of homeland security.
When searching out homeland security training you will be able to first choose the one area of your
focus and then be sure that the program you want is geared toward the career goal you seek. The
question most people will ask is, what is involved in training? That answer is best found by first seeing
what the options are for a specialty and then choosing a program that has the course work included to
get you there.
The online programs are easily tailored to the eventual career placement you will be seeking. The time
each program takes will depend on the education background you already have in place and how much
of the coursework is needed to give you the degree you will need to find a job in this very important and
respected field. The safety of all citizens is dependent on qualified and competent people in this field.
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