Security and Protective Services Degree - Online and Campus Programs

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Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Locations:  Port Saint Lucie, FL Tallahassee, FL New Port Richey, FL More...

Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security
  • Associate of Arts in Homeland Security
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Florida Technical College has structured its Health Care, Technology, and Programming curricula to achieve one thing for its students: success in the real world.

Locations:  Hollywood, FL Miami, FL Kissimmee, FL More...

Programs:
  • Criminal Justice with emphasis on Homeland Security - Bachelor Degree

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Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017

Programs:
  • Criminal Justice - Homeland & International Security (Bachelor of Science) - Online

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Put your skills and passion to work with an education in security and protective systems. Training in this specialized field can lead to a rewarding and growing career as a corporate security guard, protective services officer, private security officer, or private investigator.

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Specialized security and protective services coursework offers a targeted level of training in the evolving field. Some students choose to tie their security training to education in business or technology, offering a higher level of specialization to prospective employers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes that most corporate investigators must have a bachelor's degree, often in a business field, though training in criminal justice and police science are also useful to the career. In all security and protective services careers, knowledge of local laws is important. The BLS reports that security guards earned mean annual wages of $25,840 in 2008, while gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators earned $31,550. That same year, private detectives and investigators earned $46,480. With education and experience, entry-level security officers may advance to supervisory and management positions. Security workers may start their own businesses, specializing in identity theft or private investigation. Job opportunities are expected to be favorable for security jobs, though education and experience will likely play a large role in the highest-paying and most competitive positions. Employment of security guards is expected to grow 14 percent between 2008 and 2018, while employment of gaming surveillance officers is expected to grow 12 percent.