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Security Academy


Next course:  May 1, 2018 - May 26, 2018

This course is offered in the spring semester only, however this course will not be offered during the spring 2017 semester.

48Hours 3 units
2nd 8 weeks of Spring semester
Tues. & Thurs. nights, 6-10pm, and Saturdays 8-12.

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, legal, 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 services.

The Security Academy includes state certifications inSecuirity Officer :

  • Guard Card
  • CPR/First Aid

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

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 permits.


  • Tuition, $184
  • Guard card, $50
  • You are responsible for Live Scan fees, which can be as much as $100 for fingerprint clearance for the DOJ (Dept. of Justice). Parking & health fees are extra: full semester permit. $40 or $2 per day; health fee $18. 

Note: To obtain licenses from the State of California, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions (certain misdemeanor convictions allowable with prior instructor approval, immediate job placement not available with misdemeanor conviction)
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Age 18 at time of course completion
  • Not under psychiatric care

    Students should be aware that prior felony or any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence convictions, and some psychological holds, are disqualifying. TROs (Temporary Restraining Orders) can also be a disqualifier.
    Prior substance abuse (including marijuana) and other disqualifiers may apply in specific positions related to law enforcement or forensics.
Last Updated: 11/30/2017
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