Organizational SecurityOffered by: Homeland/Corporate Security Studies
The Certificate in Organizational Security is a four-course concentration designed to enhance your skills to secure people, property, information and assets in organizations.
Why Choose the Certificate in Organizational Security?
The emphasis on security management greatly increased after 9/11 as evidenced by the $400 billion spent annually on security. Due to both man-made disasters (terrorism, workplace violence/random shootings, internal and external theft, hacking, and the deliberate physical destruction of employer's property) and natural disasters (Hurricane Katrina, Sandy, fires, etc.) all organizations must take proactive steps to protect people, infrastructure and assets from harm. This certification would greatly enhance the marketability of all students but especially students majoring in Art, Business, Computer Science, Criminology, Education, Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Nursing, Safety Management, and Sport Management.
What Will You Learn?
This certificate is specifically designed to provide the foundation for understanding the scope of the security function within organizations, the various security techniques needed to protect people, the physical infrastructure and assets, and how to effectively manage a security team. There are a variety of professional certifications you may obtain upon graduation. The list below is not inclusive but includes the most popular certifications in private security management (organizational security). We encourage you to research the requirements of these certifications because they may require you to pass an exam and have relevant work experience.
- Certified Protection Professional (offered by ASIS International)
- Professional Certified Investigator (offered by ASIS International)
- Physical Security Professional (offered by ASIS International)
Careers In Organizational Security
Career opportunities are available in a variety of organizations and industries including but not limited to the following:
- Computer/Information Technology
- Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism
- Parks and Recreation
- Safety Management
- Sport Management
- Department of Homeland Security
- Federal, state and local governmental agencies