ACADEMY (AOJ 171)
80 Hours (56 lecture, 24 laboratory)
1st 8 weeks of Spring semester
Tues. & Thurs. nights, 7-10pm
This Course involves a study of: the criminal justice
system and the role
of the private security sector; the law relative to
arrest, search and moral, regal, and ethical use of
force as a private security person. Emphasis is placed
on security operations, emergency medical procedures,
public relations, report writing, and career
opportunities in contract as well as proprietary
Security and Investigative services, licensing or
requalification requirements for guard registration
(guard card), baton, and exposed firearms permit and
California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and
Training (POST) for chemical agents for security
officers. or as security officers while working as a
Course content includes an orientation to the field
of security as well as preparation for entry-level
employment with contract and proprietary security
operations. Emphasis is placed on the role of the
security officer, private security law, professionalism
and ethics, CPR/First Aid, and job search techniques.
Patrol procedures, communications, report writing,
safety and security procedures, legal and ethical use of
force, basic investigations, and career opportunities in
security management will be discussed.
Individuals who wish to enroll in the Security
Academy must first apply to the college at
, and then register for the course through WebAdvisor.
You may contact the Grossmont College Administration of
Justice Office (AOJ) at (619) 644-7323 if you have
questions, or you can send an email to
Students are responsible for targets, ammunition and ear
protection. Graduates of the Security Academy who wish
to obtain state licenses must pay state licensing fees
for the guard, baton, tear gas, and exposed firearms
This course is offered on Tues.&
Thurs. nights, from 7-10pm, with some Saturdays to be arranged.
The fees for this course are:
guard card, $50;
baton permit, $50; firearm permit, $80, and about $50 for the ammo. You are responsible for LiveScan
fees, which can be as much as $100 for fingerprint clearance for the
DOJ (Dept. of Justice), for firearms permit only. Parking &
health fees are extra:
full semester permit. $40 or $2 per day; health fee $18. Weapons and targets
Note: To obtain licenses from the State of
California, applicants must meet the following
- No felony convictions.
- No misdemeanor convictions (certain misdemeanor
convictions allowable with prior instructor
approval, immediate job placement not available with
- U.S. citizen or legal resident.
- Age 18 at time of course completion.
- Not under psychiatric care.