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

Criminal Justice - AS Degree*

The Criminal Justice - AS Degree* offered by Penn Foster allows students to learn the skills needed for employment in criminal law, police management, and criminology. Due to the nature of this on...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    71
  • 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:

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:

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 Degree

Albany Technical College offers an Degree in Criminal Justice for students whose goals for their careers involve learning about the legal system and all the roles and responsibilities that are a p...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:

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