Cerro Coso Community College

Private and Proprietary Security Academy Job Skills Certificate

Private and Proprietary Security Academy Job Skills Certificate

The Private and Proprietary Security Academy Job Skills Certificate

  • Is designed for students pursuing employment as a registered security guard or private security officer
  • Follows the standards prescribed by section 7583.6(b) of the Business and Professions Code.
  • Provides the student with the required 40 hours of training for state licensure as a Security Guard through the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
  • Includes the state mandated licensure exam.

You can use this to enhance career opportunities in:

  • Private Security Guard
  • Loss Prevention/Assets Protection Specialist
  • Proprietary Security Officer
  • Proprietary Investigator
  • To apply statutory and case law to the principles and practice of private security.
  • To describe the individual functions and integrations of the components of the criminal justice system and explain how they interact with the private security sector.
  • To explain the underlying causes of terrorism.
  • To use legal research skills to locate, analyze, and discuss the content of statutory and case law as it applies to merchant privilege and liability.

Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.

Complete all of the following courses:

Limitation on Enrollment: Student must have reached their 18th birthday prior to completion of the course. Required by Statute.

This course familiarizes and instructs the individual on the training topics delineated at Business and Professions Code section 7583.7, including legal aspects, techniques, liability, and company requirements relating to the arrest of an individual. The training utilizes the Department of Consumer Affairs? Power to Arrest Training Manual. In addition the students learn the subject matter and observation skills required to identify and report precursor activities to a terrorist event, react appropriately, report the occurrence of a terrorist event, and remain safe while helping control the scene after a terrorist event. The training utilizes the Department of Consumer Affairs? Weapons of Mass Destruction & Terrorism Awareness for Security Professionals course consisting of a Digital Video Disk (DVD), Student Workbook, and Facilitator Manual.

Prerequisite: ADMJ C050. Limitation on Enrollment: Student must have reached their 18th birthday prior to completion of the course. Required by Statute.

This course covers the required learning domains outlined in section 7583.6(b) of the Business and Professions Code for newly licensed security officers concerning the importance of public relations with both community and customer. The course provides important information concerning discrimination, diversity, substance abuse, and the mentally ill. The course includes communication skills and de-escalation techniques for crisis intervention. The course also provides the required learning domains surrounding security officers and liability in the course of their duties.

Prerequisite: ADMJ C050. Limitation on Enrollment: Student must have reached their 18th birthday prior to completion of the course. Required by Statute.

This course covers the required learning domains as prescribed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services in section 7583.6(b) of the Business and Professions Code in reference to communication, observation, and documentation.

Complete two of the following courses:

Prerequisite: ADMJ C050. Limitation on Enrollment: Student must have reached their 18th birthday prior to completion of the course. Required by Statute.

This course is designed to provide the student with information concerning the legal powers of a security/proprietary officer to perform a search and/or seizure. The course also covers the methods for, and importance of, preserving the incident scene.

Prerequisite: ADMJ C050. Limitation on Enrollment: Student must have reached their 18th birthday prior to completion of the course. Required by Statute.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills required to identify potentially hazardous situations including environmental, chemical, biological, and situational dangers. The student also receives instruction on basic first aid and CPR.

Prerequisite: ADMJ C050. Limitation on Enrollment: Student must have reached their 18th birthday prior to completion of the course. Required by Statute.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for conflict management in a private security setting. The course provides information on verbal diffusion and negotiations. The student also learns the various tactics and tools employed in crowd control situations.

Campuses

All classes needed for this certificate are available at the following campuses: Ridgecrest / IWV Tehachapi Bishop Mammoth Lakes

Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this major are available at all our locations.

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

This certificate requires 2.5 units and will likely take 1 semester.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

2.5 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $115 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $150* for books and supplies

Total cost $265 for 1 semester

Non-residents

2.5 units

at $258 per unit

Equals $645 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $150* for books and supplies

Total cost $795 for 1 semester

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.

For general questions, contact:

Jarrod Bowen
Public Services
Phone: (760) 384-6304
Email: jarrod.bowen@cerrocoso.edu

Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

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