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Security Management program curriculum

Our Security Management program curriculum is designed by security experts to be practical, career-relevant, and instantly applicable to real-world settings. You also have the freedom to customize your program by choosing specialized electives that fit your strengths, interests, and goals.

Required course

T01 - Introduction to Security Management  

This is a broad overview of the field of security management, including homeland security, loss prevention, risk analysis, physical security of property and personnel, fire protection, insurance, theft, workplace violence, drug use, terrorism, and computer security.
Credit Hours: 3

Course electives

J07 - Private Security  

This is an introduction to the situations encountered and the security techniques commonly used by private security officers. Topics covered include loss prevention, physical security, community policing, business security, terrorism, computer and network security, and ethical issues in private security.
Credit Hours: 3

T02 - Introduction to Terrorism  

This course examines different potential terrorist threats and, most important, how we need to prepare for the likelihood of such attacks. Topics include weapons of mass destruction, emergency management, incident response procedures, chemical, biological, and nuclear incidents, mass casualty decontamination, and crime scene operations.
Credit Hours: 3

T03 - Incident Command Systems  

This course examines management of response operations for mass casualty and high impact incidents, including EMS (Emergency Medical Services) operations, functions, and logistics, communications management, community threat assessment, and significant coverage of EMS response in the real world.
Credit Hours: 3

T04 - Aviation Security  

In this course the student will learn about overall airport and airline operations, and then focus on all of the security issues that are part of the aviation industry today. Topics include the history of hijacking, using aircraft as missiles, the roots of terrorism, international counterterrorism efforts, airport screening equipment, cargo security, and foreign airport security.
Credit Hours: 3

T05 - Criminal Behavior  

This is a foundational course in criminology, the study of the criminal mind. Topics include coverage of crime patterns, crime causation (biological, psychological, and sociological), crimes against persons and property, white collar crime, drug trafficking, and high tech crime.
Credit Hours: 3

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Security is a huge field that encompasses many different professions, settings, and organizations. That means there are a lot of opportunities—but also plenty of competition. As an Ashworth College grad, you will have the support you need to set yourself apart. Our exclusive Career Tools, include one-on-one interview coaching, resume writing workshop, and personalized career guidance to help you seize opportunities with your new qualification. With The Ashworth EDGE, you’ll also have the opportunity to build your personal brand and enhance your job search using the latest digital platforms.

Get a head start

Undergraduate Certificate programs provide students the opportunity to earn college credits in a specific discipline without enrolling in a degree program. Students complete five courses of three credit hours each in both required and elective subjects. Graduates may apply credit toward a corresponding Associate Degree at Ashworth College.

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