SEC 320 Foundations of the Security Industry

This is an introductory course exploring public and private security. Students will obtain knowledge of the security industry in the last half of the 20th century and an understanding of its scope and growth. This knowledge will provide the basis for exploring the future of the industry and the role that client protective services will play as threats to executives, dignitaries, celebrities and their families increase.

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Find and apply terms and information about security practices, related trade or professional organizations, service and product providers, education, regulations and certifications.

Identify the concepts and methods of risk mitigation, threats, and security resources to then organize and manage a security function.

Examine security as a discipline and thus show how to distinguish the differences between the roles of law enforcement and private security.

Apply the knowledge of the historical development of security to better understand the challenges of today and then be able to show how these historical developments can be utilized to predict the future.

Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in the verbal and written contexts required of security professionals.

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