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Our security course curriculum

Developed by experts with first-hand experience in the field, our security course curriculum is practical, relevant, and career-focused. You'll explore the hands-on skills and conceptual knowledge required to become a successful, high-demand specialist in the booming security services field.

Security Services Orientation

Security Services Orientation  

In this course, you’ll examine the goals and values of Ashworth College, time management, creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule, the nature and purpose of assessments, how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century. You’ll also learn about the opportunities available to you in the legal and criminal justice fields.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Familiarize yourself with the goals and structure of the Ashworth College Security Services course.
  • Explore the variety of legal and criminal justice careers.

Lesson Group 1: Security Fundamentals

Lesson Group 1: Security Fundamentals 

This course will provide a grounding in the history of public and private security forces while detailing crimes and crime prevention. You’ll explore the workings of the judicial system, including different types of law and elements of physical security. This course offers further insight into recruiting security personnel and protecting critical information, culminating with areas of risk assessment and security program implementation.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Study the historical impact and functions of public and private law enforcement.
  • Identify threats and crimes while developing prevention strategies.
  • Investigate fundamental laws within the judicial system, including arrest, search, and seizure.
  • Establish procedures for recruiting and selecting security personnel.
  • Provide options for protecting critical information.
  • Develop procedures for assessing risk and implementing security programs.

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Program Description

The Security Services certificate program is designed to provide you with knowledge of historical and modern security services, detailing the training and responsibilities of personnel, while developing an understanding of the legal system, risk management, defense operations, control measures, industry issues, terrorism, and cybersecurity.

Program Objectives

After completing the Security Services program, students will be able to:

  1. List the qualifications, duties, education/training, job types, personal skills, and qualities required to be successful as a security professional.
  2. Describe the differences in objectives between public law-enforcement and private security personnel and explain the specific legal and ethical concerns that must be addressed by individuals employed in the private-security industry.
  3. Select the appropriate plans, processes, personnel, and equipment required for a security assignment based on the needs and objectives of each assignment and client.
  4. Understand the evolving role of the security professional in regard to twenty-first century threats connected to terrorist activities and cybercrime.

Lock in career opportunities

Ashworth College's API Program Name Career Diploma program helps you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Central Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Central Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

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