As a part of our ongoing effort to align curriculum with industry needs, we’ve worked with industry leaders to identify and understand the skills and competencies necessary for success. From these various partnerships we’ve created a series of tools to ensure you’re ready for the road ahead.
Enterprise Security Competency Model
The Enterprise Security Competency Model was created by University of Phoenix in collaboration with the ASIS Foundation, a leading security organization. It has also been adopted by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Security Industry Association Partnership
We have partnered with the Security Industry Association (SIA) to create expanded access to Bachelor's Degrees in Security. This is part of a strategic initiative to help meet the educational needs of the security sector.
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ASIS Foundation Roundtable on Security Talent Development
We teamed up with the ASIS Foundation to host a National Roundtable. The goal of this effort was to bring together leaders from the security industry, higher education and the government to identify the top risks facing the field. This included exploring the skills that would be needed by security professionals in the future.
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University of Phoenix and ASIS International Career Podcasts
The College of Security and Criminal Justice and ASIS International jointly produce monthly security career podcasts. These explore a range of topics including transitioning from the military to a security career in the private sector, collaboration between private security and law enforcement and other industry topics.
Security Industry Survey of Risks and Professional Competencies
ASIS International members participated in a survey designed to help identify the talent needs of professionals within the security industry. This effort also sought to develop recommendations on how to strengthen the workforce through education.
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Building a Better Law Enforcement Workforce
We partnered with the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board to identify the top needs in law enforcement training and education. The findings provided helpful information on how to more effectively align education with the industry’s unique workforce demands.
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Criminal Justice Interactive
This demo provides a hands-on look of some of the tools and materials you’ll work with in our programs. This interactive demonstration allows you to participate in lessons and exercises, watch videos and more.
The University’s Criminal Justice programs are educational degree programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, corrections or as a peace officer with any particular local, state, federal or international agency, there are numerous additional qualifications (and often disqualifications) depending on the position. Before enrolling in a Criminal Justice program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements. The University makes no representations regarding whether any particular University program will qualify a graduate for any such position.