Certificate in Security


This certificate is designed to give the professional in the Security field or the student who is considering getting in the field, a more comprehensive knowledge of the security industry in the last half of the 20th century and an understanding of its scope and growth. Students will learn how to develop safe discipline and termination methods, the management of violent and potentially violent incidents, and the role of security personnel in their efforts to protect employees. Students taking this certificate will be able to identify the dangers and opportunities presented by information warfare. And most importantly, students are given ample hands-on opportunity to learn, develop, and hone practical report-writing skills used throughout the security community.


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

  • 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.
  • Discuss the myths and truths about the workplace violence “epidemic.”
  • Discuss concepts, principles and standards for designing and implementing secure operating systems and networked systems.
  • Demonstrate practical report-writing skills used throughout the security community.
  • View security as a discipline and thus show how to distinguish the differences between the roles of law enforcement and private security.
  • Identify the concepts and methods of risk mitigation and security resources to then organize and manage a security function.
  • Summarize where and how to access additional information about security practices, related trade or professional organizations, service and product providers, education, regulations and certifications.
  • Identify and respond to internal, as well as external, threats they may encounter in a specific environment.
  • List countermeasures for theft or compromise of information assets, terrorism potentials, as well as threats to executive personnel where consideration is given to executive protection.


INT330     Writing for the Intelligence Professional

SEC320     Foundations of the Security Industry

SEC360     Information Security

SEC375     Workplace Violence, Workplace Security

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.