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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Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Understanding the criminal mind and patterns associated with criminal behavior and activity can improve law enforcement response, enhance crime prevention efforts, and have a positive societal imp...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science

Kaplan University is recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration as an official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) institution. The Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science pr...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Associate of Applied Science In Public Safety and Security

Help secure the safety of your community and protect public and corporate assets by building your knowledge with an Associate of Applied Science in Public Safety and Security from Kaplan Universit...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

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 ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • Credit Type:
    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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    7
  • Credit Type:
    courses

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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:
    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 ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    2
  • Credit Type:
    courses

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 ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    6
  • Credit Type:
    units

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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    22
  • Credit Type:

Criminal Justice - Private Security Option (CJPSO)

The Criminal Justice-Corrections Option program awards the Associate in Applied Science Degree and may be completed entirely online. The degree aims to educate students in the practical knowledge ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    99
  • Credit Type:

CART/captioning Certificate program

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

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:

Judicial Reporting Certificate Program

Earn your degree in Judicial Reporting Certificate Program from Denver Academy of Court Reporting...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Scoping-Proofreading Certificate

Earn your degree in Scoping-Proofreading Certificate from Denver Academy of Court Reporting...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Occupational Safety Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Occupational Safety is designed TEEX Certified safety and health officials who aspire to earn their associate’s degree. In addition to core courses...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    65
  • Credit Type:

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 ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    50
  • Credit Type:

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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Principles of Identification and Information

The Principles of Identification and Information Certificate program from Wake Technical Community College aims to provide an in-depth study of the Investigations, Identification, and Parole syste...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

Fire Science Associates Degree

Albany Technical College offers an Associate Degree 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 theoret...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:

Law Enforcement Technology Diploma

Albany Technical College offer a Diploma in Law Enforcement Technology for students and professionals in criminal justice-related fields who are interested in careers and career advancement in in ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    39
  • Credit Type:

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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    53
  • Credit Type:

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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    32
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Criminal Justice Studies - Law Enforcement

Allen County Community College offers a Certificate in Law Enforcement for students and professionals in criminal justice-related fields who are interested in careers and career advancement in in ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    46
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Court Reporting Degree

The Associate of Applied Science in Court Recording Degree program at the College of Court Recording is designed for students seeking the education necessary for finding entry level positions as o...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    85
  • Credit Type:

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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    58
  • Credit Type:

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