(formerly Private Protective Services)—FAQs
With the threat of terrorism in our country today, how can the
Security Services program assist me in participating to maintain our freedom?
In the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other large-scale emergency, the Department of Homeland Security will assume primary responsibility for ensuring that emergency response professionals are properly prepared to handle each situation. Under the Coordinated Resources section,
security services such as those listed below will be called upon.
Health and hospital public safety departments
Retail loss prevention
Transportation, (including airport security, railroad passenger and freight carriers security)
Private gated communities with contractual protection or special police jurisdiction
Colleges and universities public safety departments, regulated under the federal security act
Organized neighborhood watch programs
Is there a structured internship program associated with my studies in
Yes, a well-rounded internship program is available that enhances your skills and clearly presents an opportunity for you to apply your educational experiences.
Can I transfer into
security services to accumulate credit hours with my (30) hour certification?
Credit hours are available from prior related security experiences. Contact your program director or
review the transfer guides from the Academic Advising Center for special conditions that apply.
Will I be able to transfer my credit hours to
earning a four-year college or university applicable to my B.A. degree?
The security services department offers career education course work that prepares you for entry-level jobs in related fields. Job certification
requirements and job skill improvement, along with career development, prepare you for an educational growth through experience. Some transfer credits are available to a four-year college or university.
Contact your career counselor or program coordinator.