Certificate in Physical Security and Risk Assessment


This certificate is designed to give the professional in the Security field or the student who is considering getting into the corporate, government or law enforcement security field, a comprehensive knowledge of building, perimeter, and workplace security and skills to assess potential threats to these areas. Students taking this certificate will learn how to differentiate between safety and security. Students will develop understandings about how to detect the behavior traits that lead people to commit workplace violence while also developing understandings of how to prevent workplace violence. And finally, students will practice writing the relevant products related to the field.


Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to do the following:

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to do the following:

  • Research, describe and articulate the practice of building security through planning and designing and integration of security, safety, surveillance, intelligence and management (S3IM).
  • Research and categorize the dynamics between an aggressor and a victim’s personalities.
  • Examine the role of security as it pertains to protecting individuals.
  • Assess any common behavioral traits that might exist in individuals who commit or attempt to commit acts of homicide as a means of revenge.
  • Identify and synthesize specific policies and procedures that can help the employer prevent acts of revenge in the workplace.

This certificate program is not eligible for Title IV funding.


PRO398 – Fundamentals of Threat Assessment
PRO422 – Building Security
SEC375 – Workplace Violence, Workplace Security

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.