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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Private Security Certificate

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Total Credits: 12

Major Number: 5819
CIP Code: 43.0112

Program Description

The CJS Private Security Certificate is designed for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement students and working professionals who have an interest in the field of private security. This certificate program provides students with a comprehensive overview of the field of private security and its role in securing the country’s critical infrastructure. Students will also examine the role of investigations in private security.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 12

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements


MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  1. Describe the historical development of private sector security and investigations.
  2. Discuss the legal ramifications of privatization and its growing presence in the area of social control and emerging technologies.
  3. Describe the different types of positions available in the private security field.
  4. Describe and demonstrate oral and nonverbal communication and collection of verbal information using criminal justice theory and methods.
  5. Describe and demonstrate the fundamental principles and procedures employed in the criminal investigation process.
  6. Discuss and describe the sociological theory and methods used to study the substantive nature and historical development of criminal law.

Program Contact Information

Dale Hager 651-779-3494 Room 3563 East
Sean Boylan 651-779-3494 Room 3563 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

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