Security Academy




Next course: TBD


This course will now be offered every-other-year. It is typically offered late March or early April, so please check often for updates.


This course is offered in the spring semester only. Due to COVID19, Security Academy will not be offered for the spring 2021 semester.


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


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.

TFF 106, TFB 1018

The Security Academy includes state certifications in (state fees apply):

  • Guard Card
  • CPR


  • Tuition, $138
  • Guard card, $55 (effective July 1, 2018)
  • 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: $40 for semester-length permit, or $2 per day; health fee $21.  Fees are subject to change without notice.  Student rep fee is $1.00.

    Students enrolled in other courses that meet on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday cannot enroll in this course.  
  • Graduates of the Security Academy who wish to obtain state licenses must pay state licensing fees for the guard card.


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.


Register on the Internet

Before you register for class, you must have an application with Grossmont College on file, and it takes 24 hours to process your application. If you are a returning student, and have been absent for more than one year, you must re-apply to the college.  


You can only register for classes at your registration date and time or after through your Self-Service account.



For the security academy, type AOJ-171 (and corresponding letter A-D).