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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 a qualified instructor, certified in the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, or 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.

Accreditation

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

Students interested in pursuing post-secondary education within their state 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. It is recommended that students check with a specific institution for any specific restrictions—this is particularly important for residents of New York and New Jersey.

18 Months / 750 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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University of Akron

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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 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.

Details
  1. 18 High School Credits
  2. Homeland Security 1: Semester 1
    1. Pretest
    2. Understanding Self-Esteem
    3. Setting Goals
    4. Learning Styles
    5. Professional Uses of Technology
    6. Security in Technology
    7. 21st-Century Written Business Communication
    8. Time Management
    9. Stress Management
    10. Anger Management
    11. Conflict Resolution Strategies
    12. Communication and Diversity
    13. Communication in the Workplace
    14. Sexual Harassment Awareness
    15. Ethical Behavior
    16. Homeland Security 1: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam
  3. Homeland Security 1: Semester 2
    1. Types of Security
    2. Protection of People
    3. Basic Professionalism and Ethics
    4. Basic Public Relations
    5. Labor Relations
    6. Relations with Police
    7. Memory and Observation Skills
    8. Taking Notes
    9. Techniques for Writing Reports
    10. Understanding Techniques
    11. Types of Patrol
    12. Factors of Patrol
    13. Protection Officers and Traffic Control
    14. Protective Clothing
    15. Methods of Controlling Traffic
    16. Construction Traffic and Flagpersons
    17. Parking
    18. Crowd Control
    19. Homeland Security 1: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam
  4. Homeland Security 2: Semester 1
    1. Evidence
    2. Preserving Evidence
    3. Witnesses
    4. Providing Testimony
    5. Perimeter, Area, and Point Protection Systems
    6. Techniques for Controlling Access and Egress
    7. Badges, Digital Controls, and Barriers
    8. Security of Information
    9. General Safety
    10. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    11. Fire Safety
    12. Basic Fire Prevention, Detection, and Suppression
    13. Fire Classes and Extinguishers
    14. Officer Responsibilities in Case of Fire
    15. Emergency Measures Plan
    16. Advanced First Aid
    17. Homeland Security 2: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam
  5. Homeland Security 2: Semester 2
    1. Pretest
    2. What is Stress?
    3. Signs and Symptoms of Stress
    4. Sources of Stress
    5. Techniques for Managing Stress
    6. Anxiety and Stress
    7. Mindset and Stress
    8. Stress and Values Clarification
    9. Stress at Work
    10. Emotional Intelligence (EI)
    11. Emotional Intelligence Skills
    12. Understanding Anger
    13. Anger Cycle
    14. Anger Management
    15. Conflict Basics
    16. Conflict Resolution
    17. Addressing Violent Situations
    18. 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

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 8 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 Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

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

FAQs

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

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

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?

This course is non-credit, so it does 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, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please 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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