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High School Diploma With Homeland Security Training

Earn your high school diploma as you prepare for a career in the high-demand field of criminal justice. This 18-credit high school course will teach you the skills you need to begin a career as a security officer, baggage screener, or compliance inspector. The course is offered entirely online, and you can work at your own pace. When you enroll, you are assigned an academic coach who will provide you with support and help you stay on track. Should you need additional academic support, you will be assigned to one of our qualified instructors certified in the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies, who will work directly with you.

When you complete the course, you will graduate with a high school diploma from Career Online High School as well as a career-credentialed certificate, and you will have the skills you need to obtain a job as part of our nation’s Homeland Security force. The career component of this course takes an estimate of 120 hours to complete; however, the hours for the High School Diploma general education can vary based on the number of high school credits you have prior to enrollment.

18 Months / 750 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Gateway Community College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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High School Diploma With Homeland Security Training

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES226

What You Will Learn
  • Learn how to set goals and communicate efficiently in a professional environment
  • Understand procedures for crowd and traffic control
  • Develop effective note taking and writing skills
  • Master the basic safety requirements needed to work in homeland security
  • Explore the best ways to manage stress and time
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 18 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 750 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Earn your AdvancED/SACS accredited high school diploma and become eligible for a broad range of jobs
  • Earn a career certificate in Homeland Security that will set you apart from competitors
  • Complete a career portfolio with cover letter and resume that can be shown to prospective employers

Outline

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Homeland Security 1

9 High School Credits 

 

This section will prepare you to employ the skills needed in both online coursework and the workplace. 

Semester 1 presents an overview of basic personal, professional, and self-management skills, including setting goals, professional communication skills, and time management and stress management techniques.

Semester 2 defines types of security and patrol; discusses relations with police, the public, and labor organizations; and describes procedures for crowd and traffic control. It presents techniques for improving memory and observation skills, taking effective notes, and writing satisfactory reports. It also provides context for and builds on information introduced in Semester 1.

 

Homeland Security 1: Semester 1

Pretest
Understanding Self-Esteem
Setting Goals
Learning Styles
Professional Uses of Technology 
Security in Technology
21st-Century Written Business Communication 
Time Management 
Stress Management 
Anger Management 
Conflict Resolution Strategies
Communication and Diversity 
Communication in the Workplace
Sexual Harassment Awareness 
Ethical Behavior
Homeland Security 1: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam

 

Homeland Security 1: Semester 2 

Types of Security 
Protection of People 
Basic Professionalism and Ethics 
Basic Public Relations 
Labor Relations 
Relations with Police 
Memory and Observation Skills 
Taking Notes 
Techniques for Writing Reports 
Understanding Techniques 
Types of Patrol 
Factors of Patrol 
Protection Officers and Traffic Control 
Protective Clothing 
Methods of Controlling Traffic 
Construction Traffic and Flagpersons 
Parking 
Crowd Control 
Homeland Security 1: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam

Homeland Security 2

9 High School Credits 

 

This section will prepare you to employ the skills needed for controlling access and handling evidence, as well as basic safety requirements. It will also provide techniques to manage stress and control emotions. 

Semester 1 describes techniques and procedures for controlling access to an area of interest and how to gather, protect, and present evidence, including witness testimony. It also discusses basic safety requirements with an emphasis on fire safety and advanced first aid procedures. 

Semester 2 focuses on managing stress and emotions, stress and its impact, emotional intelligence, anger management, and conflict resolution.

 

Homeland Security 2: Semester 1

Evidence 
Preserving Evidence 
Witnesses 
Providing Testimony 
Perimeter, Area, and Point Protection Systems 
Techniques for Controlling Access and Egress 
Badges, Digital Controls, and Barriers 
Security of Information 
General Safety 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
Fire Safety 
Basic Fire Prevention, Detection, and Suppression 
Fire Classes and Extinguishers 
Officer Responsibilities in Case of Fire 
Emergency Measures Plan 
Advanced First Aid 
Homeland Security 2: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam

 

Homeland Security 2: Semester 2

Pretest
What is Stress?
Signs and Symptoms of Stress
Sources of Stress
Techniques for Managing Stress
Anxiety and Stress
Mindset and Stress 
Stress and Values Clarification 
Stress at Work
Emotional Intelligence (EI)
Emotional Intelligence Skills
Understanding Anger
Anger Cycle
Anger Management
Conflict Basics
Conflict Resolution
Addressing Violent Situations
Homeland Security 2: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam

Instructors & Support

Karen Panerali

Karen Panerali has more than 20 years of experience in instruction, curriculum development, and academic support. Her teaching experience includes high school, college, and corporate training settings. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Journalism and a Master of Arts in liberal arts studies.

Kimberly Sher

Kimberly Sher has been an academic coach for more than 13 years. Previously, she was a science instructor at the University of Miami. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in chemistry education.

Yianna Pavlakos

Yianna Pavlakos is an Academic Coach and Social Studies Academic Support Instructor with 14 years of experience. She has a Bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy and a Master’s degree in history.

Shauna Paedae

Shauna Paedae is a Math Academic Support Instructor. She is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s degree in statistics, a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, and 31 years of teaching experience.

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Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

All students entering Career Online High School must be at least 16 years of age prior to the first day of class and have successfully completed the 8th Grade at an accredited institution. Minors will be required to obtain parental consent to enrollment and acknowledgment of responsibility.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Speakers or headphones.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

More About

Career Online High School is a division of Smart Horizons Career Online Education, a private school district that has been granted District Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal.  This means that the SHCOE district and all its schools are accredited, and that Smart Horizons Career Online Education is recognized across the nation as a quality school system.

AdvancED is the unified organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).  AdvancED provides nationally recognized accreditation for school districts and individual schools and represents 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide, educating 15 million students.

Students and community members can learn more about the District Accreditation Process at www.advanc-ed.org.

Smart Horizons has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1780 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500 McLean, VA 22102.

STATE RESTRICTIONS

If you are interested in pursuing post-secondary education within their state, you should check with the state to understand the requirements. States may impose requirements for receiving state financial aid. For example, an online high school diploma may not be recognized by some colleges and universities within a state to receive financial aid. We recommend you check with a specific institution for any specific restrictions—this is particularly important for residents of New York and New Jersey.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

No.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

The career component of this course takes an estimate of 120 hours to complete; however, the hours for the High School Diploma general education can vary based on the number of high school credits you have prior to enrollment.

All of our courses are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Depending on how many credits you transfer in, you can be on your way to earning your high school diploma in a few months. Upon registering, you are given eighteen months to complete this course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 520-6806. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

I dropped out my senior year. Will all of the courses I completed count toward this diploma?

Once you are ready to start the course, our Registrar will analyze your transcripts and apply credits for any coursework you completed that fulfills our credit transfer requirements. Elective credits do not apply since the electives we offer are needed for you to earn your career certification. Click here to download the transcript request form.

What is the career portfolio?

To arm you with the tools you need to find a job, we will teach you to create essential documents such as your resume and a cover letter.

Why shouldn't I just get my GED?

A GED or General Equivalency Diploma requires you to pay for an exam. Preparing for the exam does not always provide you with the learning opportunities you could benefit from by completing coursework. Additionally, this course gives you the benefit of earning a career certificate. We encourage you to make the decision that is right for you, so research all of your options. Also, ask friends, family, and employers what their opinion is!

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