Anti-Terrorism Officer Program

The distance learning version of the S2 Anti-Terrorism Officer (ATO) Program is designed to prepare frontline security and police officers for deployment in environments where terrorism is a critical threat. This program provides an exploration of contemporary terrorist methods and basic anti-terrorism skills and knowledge that all officers should possess. The final exam for this course is administered online as a 50-question multiple-choice test. Upon completion of the test, the score is automatically graded and documented in the student's "My Courses" transcript (accessible from the "My Account" page). In accordance with S2 Online course policy, the student must complete the online test with a passing score of 80% or better to receive a Certificate of Training. If the student does not pass the test the first time, the student has one opportunity to re-test.

Course syllabus:

  1. The Anti-Terrorism Officer

  2. Introduction to Terrorism

  3. Threat: Explosive Devices

  4. Threat: Chemical & Biological Terrorism

  5. Anti-Terrorism Planning (ATO)

  6. Protective Counterintelligence & OPSEC

  7. Physical Security & Access Control (ATO)

  8. Entry Point Screening

  9. Defense Against Hazardous Mailings

  10. Response to Terrorist Incidents (ATO)