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. Prospective students interested in the Business Security Certificate should have an educational or work-related background in criminal justice or law concepts.
Potential students may include those wanting to learn new job skills, improve understanding business security, or update security knowledge currently used in the workforce.
Students are required to take the following courses: Introduction to Private Security, Security and Loss Prevention, and Computer-Based Crimes. Students start by examining the functions of the criminal justice system, the history and development of private security, and the contemporary development of security systems. Students then move on to topics of crime prevention, property-based crimes, as well as corporate and political crime.
Students interested in pursuing a certificate in Business Security may apply online through the Penn Foster Career School website, or simply speak directly to an admissions counselor.
- Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
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Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
- Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.