Security Management

Security Management

Curriculum                                                        Admission/Graduation Requirements

The complex security environment of the 21st Century requires  security professionals with expertise in all aspects of security management and operational administration. These unique skills are and will continue to be, in high demand. Security professionals enable private and public organizations to strengthen existing security measures and initiate policies and procedures to ensure a safe and secure working environment, as well as to prevent or limit organizational losses. The online Security Management degree program is targeted to those pursuing employment opportunities in private or government security. Moreover, these security management courses engage learners in studies and practices directed toward entering into or advancing in the growing security administration and management industry.

With specific security management courses concentrating on managerial techniques and leadership and security theories and practices, this degree offers the knowledge required to enter into this competitive field. The Security Management program courses include introduction to Security; Physical Security; Homeland Security; Terrorism – Motivations and Adversaries; Emergency Planning; Legal Aspects of Security; Information Security; Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention; and a Senior Capstone portfolio course.  This curriculum is developed in conjunction with the Naval Post Graduate School.

Those completing this Southwestern College Professional Studies program can pursue careers in security management and related areas, such  Private Security (Executive Protection), Personal Security Specialist, Physical Security Specialist, Homeland Security Professional, Loss Prevention Specialist, Emergency Management, Crime Prevention Specialist, Information Security, Information Systems Security, Security Consulting, Healthcare Security, Corporate Security, Critical Infrastructure Security Specialist, Vulnerability & Risk Assessment Professional, Investigator, Retail Security Specialist, Security Officer/Supervisor.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Relate the historical development of security, the security function, the fundamentals of defense, homeland security, critical infrastructure sectors and protection, and the coordination and communication between government agencies and private entities.
  2. Compare and contrast physical security design, risk assessment, the process of physical protection system design and integration as well as explain the framework for analyzing current and projected data and information exposure within an organization.
  3. Examine the security function and issues from a loss prevention and crime prevention perspective and present countermeasures and strategies to prevent organizational losses.
  4. Analyze the legal issues and concepts such as the law of arrest, search and seizure, detention, surveillance, and legal consequences that affect security professionals and organizations.
  5. Illustrate disaster and emergency planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery concepts and practices.
  6. Summarize the histories, motivations, groups, types, and tactics of terrorism involved in international and domestic terrorism

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