Friday, April 3, 2009

Spy School

OH - Sinclair Community College begins offering classes designed to help students land jobs as intelligence analysts, either with the government or defense contractors.

The courses for the spring quarter are titled Introduction to Intelligence Community and Fundamentals of Remote Sensing in Intelligence. Each has already attracted 29 students in advance registration, said Surinder Jain, Sinclair's interim associate dean for science, mathematics and engineering. Students seeking to take the courses must be U.S. citizens, Jain said.

Jain said he is encouraged by the student interest and hopes to have additional, related course offerings in place this fall.

It is the latest Miami Valley college to offer such courses in partnership with the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development. The Beavercreek school is leading the region's effort to train a new generation of intelligence analysts to help U.S. authorities keep an eye on what the nation's enemies are doing. (more)