Security Administration

Academic Division of Professional Programs

The Quincy College Security Administration Certificate provides students with knowledge about the theories and principles associated with multiple dimensions within the security industry. The certificate will enable the student to comprehend a wide array of topics including private security, corporate investigations, protection of assets, and interpersonal communications, providing them with a basic understanding of the security industry. Required courses establish a holistic approach toward developing a well-rounded security professional by combining topics surrounding private security, interpersonal communication, customer service and administrative issues. This program prepares students to engage in the practice of private security at agencies such as hospitals, private corporations, event centers, and federal government contracting with a broader knowledge of the practice and a strategic advantage over other candidates.

*Please note that some courses in the curriculum for the certificate may require prior completion of a prerequisite course that is not specifically required for the certificate. In such cases, the prerequisite course must be completed even though it is not part of the certificate requirement.

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Certificates

The Quincy College Security Administration Certificate provides students with knowledge about the theories and principles associated with multiple dimensions within the security industry. The certificate will enable the student to comprehend a wide array of topics including private security, corporate investigations, protection of assets, and interpersonal communications, providing them with a basic understanding of the security industry. Required courses establish a holistic approach toward developing a well-rounded security professional by combining topics surrounding private security, interpersonal communication, customer service and administrative issues. This program prepares students to engage in the practice of private security at agencies such as hospitals, private corporations, event centers, and federal government contracting with a broader knowledge of the practice and a strategic advantage over other candidates.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of the program the student should be able to:

  • Identify the critical components of business continuity
  • Articulate how to successfully manage both a contract and proprietary security program
  • Describe the process of how to conduct a security investigation from its inception to prosecution
  • Explain the entire incident command process from the preplanning stages to the post event after action review
  • Explain the integration of the concepts taught in the component courses as they relate to risk assessment, management, and mitigation of the overall enterprise
  • Conduct comprehensive security risk assessments along with mitigation strategies

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Security Administration Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • BUS 202
    • Principles of Customer Service
    • 3
    This course examines the principles of customer service and their significance in a service-driven economy. Topics covered include: The Service Strategy, The Customer: Internal & External; Customers’ Wants & Needs; Communicating Customer Service; Profiles of Successful Companies; Service People-Motivation, Commitment, and Reward. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
    • CJS 117
    • Crisis Intervention & the Police
    • 3
    This course will examine the police officer responding to a wide range of calls which involve the potential for crisis. This course will involve incidents with violent individuals as well as volatile groups that the police officer often comes into contact with. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
    • CJS 211
    • Introduction to Security Procedures
    • 3
    This course includes the historical and philosophical bases of security and a survey of administrative, personnel, and physical aspects of the field. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
    • CJS 213
    • Security Administration
    • 3
    This course examines significant topics in private security administration, including security planning, legal issues, managing investigations and the securing of assets, training, and human resource management. Placement at ENG 101 level is strongly advised.
    • CSI 242
    • Computer Systems Security
    • 3
    This course introduces student to the concepts of computer and network security with applications. Topics include authentication, securing Web and file transfer applications, cryptography, firewalls and other devices and network topologies. Prerequisite: CSI 217 and CSI 244 or permission of instructor.

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Quincy Campus

1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

Plymouth Campus

36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400

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