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Corporations are continually concerned with loss prevention, risk management, and the safety and security of their businesses and employees. These trends have led to an increasing need for qualified security professionals in a variety of industries. At Kaplan University, you can study to earn a Private Security Certificate while enjoying the convenience and flexibility of online learning.
The online Private Security Certificate curriculum is designed to help you:
This program provides you with the specialized knowledge necessary to seek employment in law enforcement, court systems, corrections, and private and corporate security.*
Certification can give you an edge when competing for jobs in private or corporate security and other areas of criminal justice. The Private Security Certificate may help you earn the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification or qualify for membership in the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS).†
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Online Start Date
Jan 08, 2014
Online Start Date
Jan 29, 2014
Online Start Date
Feb 26, 2014
This course provides an overview of the
criminal justice system in the United States. Students gain an
understanding of the philosophy and development of the criminal
justice system, the current state of the criminal justice
agencies and institutions, and the issues and challenges facing
Total Program Credits: 53
Students are exempt from the prerequisite requirement for PA 310: Tort Law.
The goal of this course is to provide students
with the fundamental skills needed to practice in the field of
fraud investigation and examination. It will provide the
necessary foundation for understanding advanced, complex cases
and to begin preparation for certification as a fraud examiner.
Students will study actual cases of fraud and topics ranging from
cash larceny thefts and reimbursement schemes to corruption and
This course introduces students to the private
security profession in the United States. Topics covered include
current trends and the role of private security compared to that
of police officers. Students explore specialized security fields
and career opportunities in various industries. The course also
explains computer security, the organizational role for security,
risk analysis, litigation, and technological
This course explains the importance and legal
significance of evidence. It demonstrates how the investigative
process works, from crime scene preservation to case preparation
and courtroom presentation. It also examines various techniques
used during criminal investigations, such as photography,
interviewing, evidence handling, and scene reconstruction, and
how each applies to specific types of crimes.
This course provides an overview of the
diverse field of crime prevention with a heavy emphasis on
primary prevention and a minor focus on secondary and tertiary
prevention. Students will explore such elements of crime
prevention as physical environmental design, the role of the
community and the mass media, deterrence, community policing,
school programs, drug abuse issues, and
This course examines the constitutional
protection and due process afforded every person arrested in the
United States. It provides students with a thorough understanding
of the U.S. justice system from the time of arrest through the
sentencing of the criminal offender. In addition, this course
examines such matters as victims' rights and the effects of gangs
on the crime problem.
This course examines the various types of
white-collar crime, as well as the methods used to investigate
and prosecute economic crime. This course also includes a study
of the economic, social, and political impact of white-collar
crime on society.
This course explores the trial process, the
definitions and types of evidence, and proof. Students will learn
about trial proceedings and the role of the prosecutor and
defense counsel. They will gain a thorough understanding of the
different types of evidence, including real or physical evidence,
testimonial evidence, documentary evidence, and demonstrative
evidence. They will also study constitutional concepts such as
the Exclusionary Rule, search and seizure, and
CJ 101; CJ 140 recommended
This course deals with concepts and theory in
the field of organizational behavior. The course focuses on the
historical perspectives of organizational theorists, theories of
motivations and leadership, and future trends and developments in
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
Some programs have additional associated fees that are not included in the price of tuition. Click here or check with an Admissions Advisor for more information.
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of this program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an admissions advisor.
Learn more about grants and Kaplan University Scholarships and that may help reduce the cost of your education.
Kaplan University tuition reductions (including active-duty, spouse, and veterans military tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined.
Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for active-duty servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.
* Additional police academy training may be required for law enforcement jobs.
† While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued bachelor-, graduate-, or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any programs.