Private Security Certificate of Achievement


This program prepares students to enter the field of private and corporate security. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and practices of crime prevention, protection and investigations.  Students will also explore the contemporary development of security approaches, systems, and security management as well as the complex relationship between the criminal justice system and private security.  Career opportunities:  Corporate and Private Security firms in areas including, but not limited to, banking and financial services, commercial and residential properties, museums/cultural properties, athletic and entertainment arenas,  manufacturing, agriculture, and  pharmaceutical industries, private and public educational and medical  institutions, and loss prevention for retail companies.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the functions and processes of the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the nature, roles, functions and contributions of private security to overall crime reduction.
  • State and support opinions on issues of the conflicts between public and private security.
  • Describe the lessons learned that influence crime prevention programs.

First Semester

CRJ-101Introduction to Criminal Justice


CRJ-111Criminal Investigation


CRJ-112Crime Prevention


CRJ-125Introduction to Security


CRJ-127Principles of Loss Prevention


Total Credit Hours: 15

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

Students enrolled in this program ARE NOT REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.