Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Physical Security and Crime Prevention

 Title Abbreviation:   PHYS SECURITY/CRIME PREV

 Department:    CJ

 Course #:    220

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2.5

 CIP:    430103

 EPC:    832

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Introduction to private security and its role in society, evolution, goals and responsibilities. Overview of institutional security. Student may perform tasks in local security settings.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution, goals and responsibilities of Private Security.
  2. Differentiate between the various types of Private Security and the personnel involved.
  3. Demonstrate areas where Private Security can help law enforcement.
  4. Identify many of the procedural controls which enhance private security.
  5. Relate the needs and purpose behind Institutional Security.
  6. Discuss the rules and regulations governing the student body at Skagit Valley College and be able to successfully explain them to violating individuals.
  7. Demonstrate the basic interpersonal skills necessary to successfully deal with the public.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. A brief history of Private Security.
  2. An overview of modern Private Security.
  3. Public and private interface: the legal authority and liability.
  4. Enhancing security through physical and procedural controls.
  5. Enhancing public relations.
  6. Understanding institutional security.
  7. Assisting the campus security and its role at SVC.