Most Homeland Security Job Corps graduates go to work as agents for communities and businesses to ensure safety and security.
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
Before entering the program, students must:
- Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
- Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
- Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
- 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).
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.
While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
- Attention to detail
- Communication skills
- Stress tolerance
Homeland Security Numbers to Know
National average earning potential for this career
Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.
Centers offering training in this program