Hampton University and Alion Science and Technology Launch Homeland Security Certificate Program

Hampton, Va. – Hampton University, in collaboration with Alion Science and Technology, has developed an online certificate program in homeland security. The new program affords participants and working professionals the opportunity to advance in the growing field of homeland security.  The program launches Oct. 22 and registration is currently in progress. HU and Alion developed the six-week online certificate program in response to the nation’s rapidly growing need for expertise in homeland security and threat management.  The program is aimed at aiding professionals including first responders, security personnel, city managers, transportation officials, and emergency planners in contributing to security efforts at a local, state or national level.   “The educational thrust is focused on real world events and solutions,” stated Teresa Walker, HU assistant provost of technology.  “This can give students a greater understanding of the issues and will provide a foundation for career growth.” The program consists of three 12-hour, non-credit courses: Homeland Security Fundamentals, Anti- and Counter Terrorism Strategic Objectives, and Threat Assessment and Risk Management Studies.   Students will gain an appreciation for the current threat environment, to include    commonly used tactics and procedures employed by terrorists.  Additionally, students will learn to execute successful security planning and threat assessment management.  It provides the unique opportunity to study with subject matter experts from the field, with decades-long real world experience in national security and critical infrastructure protection. “Alion has many years of experience in developing and delivering distance learning solutions,” said Don L. Rondeau, Alion’s vice president of homeland security.  “That, in combination with our expertise in homeland security and emergency management issues, gives us the ability to integrate a powerful, effective solution with Hampton University and our other partners.” “I think this program will be an invaluable experience to whoever enrolls,” said Walker. The total cost of the certificate program is $3,000.  However, students can elect to enroll in individual courses at a cost of $1,500 per course.  For more information or to register for es, please visit www.hscp-hu.com or email huhsc@hamptonu.edu About Hampton UniversityHampton University, a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, is a privately-endowed, non-profit, non-sectarian, co-education, historically black university. It is located in southeastern Virginia and boasts one of the loveliest campuses in the nation, with a picturesque waterfront and historic buildings and landmarks. Comprised of seven schools, a Graduate College and a College of Education and Continuing Studies, Hampton University is among the leaders in higher education. About Alion Science and TechnologyAlion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers.  Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering expertise, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: naval architecture and marine engineering; defense operations; systems engineering; modeling and simulation; information management and technology; chemical, biological, nuclear and environmental sciences; wireless spectrum engineering; and industrial technology.  Based in McLean, Va., Alion employee-owners are located at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide.  For more information, please call (877) 771-6252 or visit www.alionscience.com.