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Homeland Security

HOMELAND SECURITY

Description

Most Homeland Security Job Corps graduates go to work as agents for communities and businesses to ensure safety and security. 

Career Details

Skills

Students in Homeland Security are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Learn how to conduct screenings of passengers, baggage, or cargo to ensure compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Learn to operate basic security equipment, such as X-ray machines and hand wands, at screening checkpoints

Career Options

Career Options

Most Homeland Security Job Corps graduates go to work as agents for communities and businesses to ensure safety and security. On the job, you will be expected to display integrity, dependability, attention to detail, self-control, stress tolerance, adaptability, communications skills, organizational skills, honesty, physical strength, and quick decision-making skills.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a clean criminal record. (varies by state)
  • Complete 6 months of full-time work experience in addition to Job Corps training
  • Provide two references (e.g., career technical training instructor and work-based learning supervisor).

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self-control
  • Stress tolerance