|SRJC adding new Homeland Security course
Class to be held at public training center in Windsor
Santa Rosa Junior College is adding a new course this summer that positions the college at the forefront of public safety training. The course is “Introduction to Homeland Security” and will be taught at SRJC’s Public Safety Training Center in Windsor.
The course will be presented in an academy-style format meeting Monday through Friday, July 15-Aug. 5, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The course fee is $204 for California residents and will earn three college units; non-residents are required to pay an additional $212 per unit.
“Introduction to Homeland Security” will cover the current threats facing the United States, including terrorism and natural disasters.
Upon completion, students should be able to describe government and industry investment in the prevention and response to threats against the homeland, and to identify and describe relevant law, policy, and strategy.
Topics will include risk assessment, global and domestic terrorism, federal and California capability, special border and transportation procedures, industry requirements, and related career opportunities.
Students will learn from a variety of professional presenters, including representatives from FEMA, TSA, CG, Cal-EMA, ICE, local LE, and private security firms. Each student will also have the opportunity to research and present a relevant topic of his or her choice.
Brian Marvin, Director of the Modular Law Enforcement Ranger Academy, said SRJC is “ahead of most schools” in offering homeland security training. “Few community colleges nationwide have a program like this.” He also explained that the class is the “first course to get people knowledgeable about these types of careers. It’s a growing field and it’s here to stay.”
The Public Safety Training Center is located at 5743 Skylane Boulevard in Windsor.