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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Gunsmith

If restoring antique firearms, learning how to design and install metallic rifle sights, and the history of rifles are something a student finds interesting, they may want to pursue a career as a ...

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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    6
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Legal Transcriptionist

At Penn Foster, students are able to earn the skills and techniques required of a legal transcriptionist. The Legal Transcriptionist diploma program consists of eight courses that students complet...

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    Diploma
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    8
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Private Investigator

Interested students are encouraged to participate in Penn Foster’s Private Investigator program and earn a Diploma. This specialized course curriculum contains eight Instruction Sets of material t...

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    Diploma
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Paralegal

Penn Foster offers students the opportunity to earn a Diploma without the need for a classroom. This online program trains students for the Paralegal profession. Students complete a series of nine...

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    9
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Certified Protection Officer

North Florida Community College offers a Protection Officer Diploma program for students interested entry-level roles as a protection officer, security guard, or other professional in the protecti...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    18
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Criminal Justice Technology Diploma

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    Public, 2-year
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Criminal Justice Technology Diploma

The Criminal Justice Technology Diploma program is a non-degree resulting one offered by Southeastern Technical College. This program is designed to prepare students for entry or advancement in cr...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    50
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Diploma in Fire Science

Albany Technical College offers an Diploma in Fire Science for students who want to work in emergency or fire services and want to develop a strong foundation in the technical and theoretical aspe...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    53
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Court Reporting Diploma

The Court Reporting Diploma program at the College of Court Reporting is designed as a basic program to prepare students for positions as official and freelance reporters. The classes included bot...

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    Private for-profit, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    58
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