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The Laredo College Homeland Security Studies Program (HSSP) will have free information sessions for those interested in registering for the one-semester certification, two-semester certification, or the Associate of Applied Science Degree.
Prospective students who desire to gain new skills or professionals who wish to specialize in this field may obtain the HSSP certifications or associate degree. Individuals interested in a career in Homeland Security both in the area of frontline law enforcement such as Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), or mission support roles will benefit significantly from the topics covered in this new program.
“This program will provide advanced knowledge so that the student would start their career with a higher level of understanding which would decrease the amount of stress new hires are exposed to,” Homeland Security Studies Instructor Dr. Michael Bailey said.
Bailey will be leading students as the Homeland Security Studies Program instructor. He is a subject matter expert in Homeland Security as well as Border and Transportation Security. Bailey is also a veteran of the United States Army (1985-1991), a U.S. Border Patrol Watch Commander retiree (2019) and has over 22 years of experience in federal law enforcement.
“Due to the broad experience, preparation and curriculum our instructor has, we greatly encourage professionals and Laredoans interested in the field to enroll and take advantage of this remarkable opportunity,” Laredo College President Dr. Ricardo J. Solis said. “Our institution worked closely with law enforcement agencies over the past years to create a comprehensive, high-quality program that will develop current professionals and future experts in the field.”
In order to qualify for the program, prospective students must attend an information session. Some of the topics discussed during the sessions will be program admissions, requirements and further details about the program itself.
These sessions will be held at the Ft. McIntosh Campus on April 12 and April 21 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the De La Garza Building, room 101. The capacity per session is 25 people. Prospective students must register for either session in order to attend. All information sessions will adhere to all state, federal and local health and safety protocols.
The program starts in August 2021 in a hybrid format, which consists of online and face-to-face instruction. All instruction will be virtual, while labs will be held on campus while adhering to all state, federal and local health and safety protocols.
For more information about the Homeland Security Studies Program and to register for these informational sessions, prospective students may email email@example.com or call (956) 721-5400.