Homeland Security


Homeland Security

The Homeland Security Administration courses and Certificate of Accomplishment were created in the follow-up to the 9/11 Tragedies and are designed to provide an introduction to the career field of Homeland Security. Students who complete the Certificate course of study will be better prepared to compete for entry-level jobs in the Transportation Security Administration which is an integral part of our nation’s security program.

The demand for licensed Security Guards is ever-growing and our classes are designed to give those seeking a career in this field the training they need to qualify for and earn a license issued by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.  Our courses offer 40 hours of required training and those who complete the courses successfully may apply to the state for a license.

A Department of Homeland Security cruiser protects a Federal building.


Public Services: Transportation Security Administration Associate, Certificate of Accomplishment (C-ACC)

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View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic planning.

Course Name Fall Winter Spring Summer
HSA 401
Introduction to Homeland Security
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HSA 402
Intelligence Analysis/Security Management
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HSA 403
Transportation and Border Security
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View Course Descriptions on LBCC College Catalog.


Are you looking for a career where you can protect and serve your community while working in an environment that values honor and integrity? If so, then you should investigate the Administration of Justice Program. Long Beach City College can provide you with the necessary educational foundation to help you succeed and prepare you for a satisfying career in the areas of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, criminal forensics, federal transportation security, or private security. 

Law enforcement jobs and supporting criminal justice jobs are available throughout the local area, the state, and across the country. There are many jobs in the sworn and non-sworn categories as well as in the private sector security field. With 500 law enforcement agencies in California, this is a field with many jobs in it. Get started now by enrolling at Long Beach City College.


  • Police Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • State Investigator
  • Arson/Fire Investigator
  • Correctional Officer
  • Military Police Officer
  • University Police Officer
  • Highway Patrol Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Detective
  • Private Detective
  • Homeland Security Officer
To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.


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How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?


Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

How to transfer & lookup comparable course listings?

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Read how to apply for graduation and receive your degree or certificate for more details.