Private Security

Private security is a rapidly expanding area of job opportunities. Since 9/11/2001 private security has grown substantially in size, scope and quality. Statistics on the national level indicate that there are more than twice as many private security jobs available than public law enforcement jobs.

Private security companies provide armed and unarmed security services and expertise to private and public clients. Employees may provide patrol and guard services, traffic regulation, and fire and theft prevention and detection.


Private Security-Basic
The Private Security-Basic Certificate will provide an entry-level certificate in the area of Private Security to help enhance the employability of individuals wishing to enter the field.

The program will also provide continuing education for those individuals currently working in the field. The certificate consists of four courses (12 credits) and could be completed in a single semester or in conjunction with other degree programs at the college.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
Students who complete the Basic Security Certificate will have:

  • acquired the necessary academic course work to introduce and prepare them for an entry level security career in the private security industry.

Some students complete this certificate in conjunction with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Business.

Certificate Requirements

Required CoursesElectives: (choose one)Additional Information
Introduction to Private SecurityIntroduction to Criminal JusticeDownload Program Requirements
Introduction to Investigative and Forensic ServicesTerrorism and the Criminal Justice System
Computer Information and SecurityGeneral Psychology
Principles of Sociology
Introduction to Business
Principles of Management

Private Security-Intermediate
The Private Security – Intermediate Certificate will provide an entry-level certificate in the area of Private Security beyond the Basic Certificate to further enhance the employability of individuals wishing to enter the field. The program will also provide continuing education for those individuals currently working in the field.

Certificate Requirements

Required CoursesElectives: (choose one)Additional Information
Private Security Law & ProcedureIntroduction to Criminal JusticeDownload Program Requirements
Private Security Organization & ManagementGeneral Psychology
Terrorism & the Criminal Justice System or
Terrorism and the Domestic Response
Principles of Sociology
Principles of Management
Business Law I
Business Law II
Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
Fire Cause Detection
Arson Investigation
Fire Protection Systems & Equipment
Bldg Construct / Blueprint / Plan Review