• Transportation Security Administration (614)

    Allegheny, Boyce, North, South

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) coordinates higher education agency-wide and recognizes the untapped potential of a majority of Transportation Security Officers (TSO’s) employed at U.S. airports. The TSA believes providing educational opportunities will improve their skill set on the job while helping the TSA meet its goals of improved customer service and skilled employees. This diploma provides the basic skill set for TSA employees.

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Explain the broad range of federal policies and procedures enacted since the events of 9/11 and identify the major security problems linked to terrorism. 
    2. Summarize the role and mission of the Transportation Safety Administration. 
    3. Explain risk assessment principles in a real world environment. 
    4. Identify the characteristics, ideologies, motives and behaviors of various extremist and terrorist groups that foster and support terrorist criminal activities. 
    5. Describe intelligence gathering and analysis pertinent to homeland security and other threats facing government and private sectors. 
    6. Describe the impact of technology on countering threats to transportation systems and border security


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    Degree Requirements

    One Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    TSA-101Introduction to Homeland Security3
    TSA-102Intelligence Analysis & Security Management3
    TSA-103Transportation and Border Security3
    Total Credits: 9
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 9