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Brad Brezinski, BSAST

Brad Brezinski, BSAST
"After completing the degree, I was selected for Chief Petty Officer, which is a great honor for an enlisted member of the Navy..."
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Vito DiMicco, MSM

Vito DiMicco, MSM
"Being in the military for 26 years, I was trying to get myself ready for retirement..."
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Vietthi Nguyen, BSAST

Vietthi Nguyen, BSAST
"As a military member, I am busy serving our country, protecting our freedom and serving my family…TESC was the number one pick for me because it offers flexibility..."
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Aaron Bonniwell, BSAST

Aaron Bonniwell, BSAST
"Thomas Edison has helped me achieve my personal goal of completing a degree while I’m in the Navy..."
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Brandon Starnes

Brandon Starnes, BSAST
"I chose Thomas Edison because I think it gives working professionals a chance to get back to class and work toward their degree or their goals..."
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Mandy Starnes

Mandy Starnes, MSN
"My husband is in the Navy and we have to move a lot…Thomas Edison allows me to take my classes with me…it was very convenient for us..."
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Jacob Klemm

Jacob Klemm, BS
"I enjoyed taking classes from home and not in the confines of a conventional setting of having to sit in a classroom…it’s nice to have the flexibility..."
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Jessica Galati

Jessica Galati, BA
"I received my degree completely online…the mentors have been very helpful and the interaction with classmates has been really good..."
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Jeremy Wasson

Jeremy Wasson, BSAST
"Thomas Edison seemed to be the one that work most with my schedule and give me the most amount of credits for what I’ve done in the Navy..."
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Tiffany Wasson

Tiffany Wasson, AAS
"I’ve always wanted to get a college degree, it’s just that when you marry a military man it’s hard because you move around…I’ve had a great experience at Thomas Edison..."
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Tabitha Miller

Tabitha Miller, BSAST
"Thomas Edison was the most military-friendly school we could go to…being able to take online classes and work at your own pace really helped..."
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Bill Benson

Bill Benson, BSAST
"Once I talked with the people here at Thomas Edison, they guided me through the process."
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Jason Didomenico

Jason Didomenico, BA
"I liked the curriculum and I liked that this school is regionally accredited versus nationally."
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Degree Roadmap for Chief Marine Science Technician: Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

Chief Marine Science Technician and Maritime Law Enforcement Academy

Required Courses Credits Required Courses transferred for Basic Training, Seaman, Chief Marine Science Technician and Maritime Law Enforcement Academy Credits Transferred
I. General Education Requirements 60    
A. English Composition I & II 6    
B. Humanities 12    
  • HLS-355 Critical Thinking for Homeland Security
  • Humanities Elective
(3) ENG-201 Technical Writing (1)
  • Humanities Elective
C. Social Sciences 12    
  • SOC-322 Cultural Diversity
  • Social Science Elective
(3) AOJ-101 Intro to Law Enforcement (2)
  • Social Science Elective
D. Natural Science/Math 12    
  • College Math
  • Natural Science/Math
(9) Environmental Science (2)
II. General Education Electives 18    
III. Homeland Security Required 18    
  • SOS-440 Terrorism
  • HLS-410 Constitutional & Legislative Issues
  • HLS-420 Homeland Security: Preparedness, Prevention and Deterrence
  • HLS-420 Response & Recovery
  • SOS-492 Research Methods
  • HLS-498 Capstone
IV. Homeland Security Electives 15    
  (3) AOJ-212 Criminal Investigation (MLE) (3)
  (3) AOJ-246 Criminal Procedures (MLE) (3)
  (3) MRN-331 Environmental Safety (3)
V. Free Electives 27 AOJ-294 Law Enforcement Practices (MLE) 25
  • Marine Science Technology
  • Information Management
  • Principals of Supervision
  • Maritime Law
  • Maritime Regulations
  • Operations Management
  • Navigation
  • Health & PE
TOTAL REQUIRED FOR DEGREE 120 Total transferred from Coast Guard ratings 39


Note that this is a sample template for students who have completed Coast Guard training during the most recent ACE recommendations and have a MSTC occupation. Credit awards for individual students may vary.