List of Accredited Online Degrees

Students of higher education institutions and trade schools can fulfill personal aspirations and serve their community with an education in Security. An officer in the security business is not a police officer. The security officer or security guard is a privately hired person with the responsibilities of protecting property, assets and or people. Security guards are usually armed while performing duties of protecting property and people. Primary duties include: maintaining a highly visible presence to deter illegal and inappropriate actions, patrolling and reporting any incidents to their client and emergency services as appropriate.

Due to elevated threats of terrorism, availability of weapons and knowledgeable criminals, security officers may be required to have bomb-threat training and/or emergency crisis training. The severity of events targeted at areas like shopping malls, schools, and any other area where the general public congregate are unfortunately increasing. Also, the presence of security guards in highly populated centers such as shopping malls, casinos and school campuses tends to deter employee theft, employee misconduct and safety rule violations and property damage. In addition to patrolling areas, the guards may also perform basic tasks such as occupy guard gates, allowing entrance only to authorized individuals. Gated communities, office complexes, private events ensure that visitors display proper identification before entering the premises.

Security guards are required in most states to complete training, earn experience and pass background checks before pursuing careers in the privately hired industry. The reputation of becoming a security guard has undergone a drastic make-over, and is now viewed as a prestigious opportunity for many individuals. The training and education that accompanies the modern security guard will enhance the graduate in many professional levels, and may be the foundation for further career and educational goals.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Paralegal: Advanced Applications Certificate

Interested in law, interviewing, or civil litigation? Penn Foster offers an Advanced Paralegal Applications Certificate where students can study various paralegal concepts. The Advanced Paralegal ...

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    Certificate
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    100% Online
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    8
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    courses

Business Security Certificate

Penn Foster offers a seven-course program that allows students to earn a Business Security Certificate. This program focuses on security management, loss prevention, and criminal justice. Prospect...

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    Certificate
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Forensic Computer Examiner Certificate

In order to teach students skills of investigation, Penn Foster Career School is offering a Certificate for a Forensic Computer Examiner. Students interested in the program cover security, crimina...

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    Certificate
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    100% Online
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    9
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    courses

LexisNexis Legal Research Certificate

The LexisNexis Legal Research certificate consists of two courses, Research Basics, and Computerized Legal Research. In order to fulfill the necessary requirements, students must have access to a ...

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    2
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Paralegal: Real Estate, Wills, and Estates Certificate

Through Penn Foster Career School, students are able to earn a Paralegal: Real Estate, Wills, and Estates Certificate. This program is designed for students with a work or educational background i...

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Community Police Officer Certificate of Completion

The Community Police Officer Certificate of Completion is an occupational program offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. It is a twenty-two credit hour program suited for people wh...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Certificate
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CART/captioning Certificate program

Earn your degree in CART/captioning Certificate program from Denver Academy of Court Reporting ...

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    Private for-profit, 2-year
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    Certificate
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Occupational Safety Certificate

The Occupational Safety Certificate program is designed for individuals who aspire to become safety professionals. An occupational safety specialist’s target goal is to ensure safety in the ...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Certificate
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    18
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Principles of Correction

The Principles of Corrections Certificate program from Wake Technical Community College provides an in-depth study of the Corrections, Probation, and Parole system. Topics include Corrections, Com...

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    Certificate
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    Hybrid
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    15
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Criminal Justice Studies - Corrections

Allen County Community College offers a Certificate in Corrections for students and professionals in law enforcement, criminal correction, and criminal justice who are interested in developing the...

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Security+

Maysville Community and Technical College offers an online Security+ Certificate that provides students with a credential that demonstrates their proficiency in information security.  The cou...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Certificate
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    100% Online
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    3
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