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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.

Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Lesson: Learning at Ashworth  

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; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson: Introduction to Legal and Criminal Justice Careers  

Students will learn about federal and state laws and federal and state court systems. Students will also learn about types of crimes, the civil litigation and criminal justice processes, and careers in the legal and criminal justice fields.

Lesson Group 2: The Security Professional

Lesson: An Introduction to Security  

This lesson introduces you to security basics, including studies in human behavior and the need for security. You will also learn about creating and maintaining a stable and predictable environment, the difference between proactive and reactive response and the difference between contract versus proprietary officers.

Lesson: Defining Security Objectives and Public/Private Security  

In this lesson, you will learn about the security plan or objective and the process by which the security manager must prepare a security plan for the work environment. You will also be introduced to the differences, similarities, and interactions between public and private police.

Lesson: Physical, Information, and Personnel Security  

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the key components of a security management plan and the subjects that a security manager must consider on a daily basis. You will also learn about asset protection, information security, workplace violence, and how to promote ethical conduct.

Lesson: Integration, Legal Issues, and Emergency Planning  

In this lesson, you will learn how to put all of the assessments, security components, and departments and personnel together into one plan through integration. You will also learn about emergency and contingency planning essentials and about legal and liability issues you may encounter.

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Program Description

The Security Services program provides students with a basic understanding of qualifications and skills needed to be a professional in the security field. Students learn about the different types of security personnel, the importance of risk management, and legal and ethical issues that security professionals are faced with. The program covers detailed information about how to interface with law enforcement, assess security risk, implement internal and external access controls, combat terrorism, and prepare for disasters.

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 regards to twenty-first century threats connected to terrorist activities and cybercrime.

Get ahead of the curve

Our online security course is designed to help you stand out from the crowd. But that's not the only way we help our students reach their professionals goals. Once you enroll, you will also have unlimited access to our exclusive Career Tools. That includes personalized career guidance, resume writing classes, and interview training with our expert advisors.

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