sec493 | undergraduate

Survey Of Security

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This course is a survey which explores proprietary and contract security operations and differentiates the benefits of each within organizational security, as well as provides an introduction to various areas of security. Other topics that are covered include the purposes, objectives, procedures, risks, and types of organizations associated with the respective security specializations. Additionally, it examines security trends pertaining to Homeland Security and security technology.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Retail and Commercial Security

    • Describe the security needs of hotels, motels, and housing units.
    • Describe the responsibilities associated with retail and commercial security.
    • Describe the issues related to shopping centers and mall security.
    • Determine the importance and methods of protecting financial institutions and office buildings.

    Institutional and Other Security Applications

    • Compare and contrast security factors across public transportation.
    • Analyze the issues involved with protecting important persons, celebrities, corporate executives, and political officials.
    • Determine the factors associated with protecting individuals and business interests worldwide.
    • Assess security issues associated with public institutions.
    • Design security countermeasures for major public events.

    Industrial Security

    • Identify security issues involved in the transportation of goods.
    • Describe the responsibilities associated with industrial security.
    • Analyze special problems associated with utility industries.

    • Identify the causes and effects of industrial loss.

    Emerging Trends in Security

    • Analyze the issues regarding emergency preparedness.
    • Analyze the effect of the increased emphasis on homeland security concerns.
    • Assess current uses of technology to enhance security measures.

    Proprietary and Contract Security

    • Compare proprietary and contract security operations, including the functions and types of services provided by each.
    • Describe the issues involved in choosing the appropriate type of security.
    • Explore the various roles of security personnel, including guards, patrol officers, investigators, armed couriers, and consultants.
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