College of Security and Criminal Justice

Associate of Arts in Security Management with Asset Protection/Loss Prevention Certificate

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The mission of the Associate of Arts in Security Management degree program is to academically prepare students from diverse backgrounds for positions as security practitioners. Students participating in the program will receive core instruction that is aligned to security industry standards relating to client relations, corporate communication, corporate investigative methodologies and procedures, corporate security practices, enterprise risk mitigation, laws and regulations, personnel management, security ethics, security technology and workplace safety.

The degree program is intended to develop the critical-thinking, creative decision-making and management capabilities of security practitioners that will enable professional success. Specifically, the program prepares graduates to employ current security, management and leadership theories and evidence-based practices. Students will be instructed in physical security procedures such as how to conduct and apply threat assessments and risk analysis, manage integrated physical security systems and the appropriate identification, implementation and ongoing evaluation of security measures. The program also covers managing corporate investigations through applied investigative interviewing methodologies, case management, evidence collection and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Upon completion of the degree program, students will be able to apply security practices that enhance the corporate business model through the use of workplace safety, loss prevention strategies, ethical applications and corporate communication skills.

This undergraduate degree program includes 18 credits in the required course of study and 18 credits in the concentration. Some courses have prerequisites. In addition, students must satisfy general education and elective requirements to meet the 60-credit minimum.

The mission of the Asset Protection/Loss Prevention Certificate is to academically prepare students from diverse backgrounds for positions as security practitioners. Students participating in the program will receive core instruction that is aligned to security industry standards relating to emergency management and response, global and national threats, critical thinking in security management, homeland security and public safety, loss prevention and asset protection, as well as cyber-security fundamentals.

Note: The diploma awarded for this program will read as Associate of Arts in Security Management and will not reflect the en-route certificate or ASIS certificates. Certificates are reflected on the transcript.

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. View general requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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The mission of the Associate of Arts in Security Management (AASEC) degree program is to develop critical thinking, creative decision-making, and management capabilities of private industry security practitioners that will enable professional success. Specifically, the program prepares graduates to employ current security, management, and leadership theories and evidence-based practices to: Conduct and apply threat assessments and risk analysis, manage integrated physical security systems and the appropriate identification, implementation and ongoing evaluation of security measures. Manage corporate investigations through applied investigative interviewing methodologies, case management, evidence collection and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Apply security practices that enhance the corporate business model and function through workplace safety, loss prevention strategies, ethical applications and corporate communication skills.

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Tuition (per credit) $410.0
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