Grade 15 - Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Security and Protective Services (Credit: 0.50)

Security is critical for the safety and stability of life in the United States and many other nations. The security and protective services industry includes companies and professionals that provide the strategic, managerial, and legal knowledge and skills that are necessary to protect property and people.

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the security and protective services industry. Students will understand different types of security services and how they relate to one another. They will also understand the distinction between the criminal justice system within the public sector and private security. The course begins with an introduction to the history of private security, with subsequent units focusing on a specific sector. The concluding unit focuses on the emerging challenges facing security services in the twenty-first century, including international terrorism. In addition, the course will provide information about many different careers that are available to students who are interested in security and protective services.