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Security and Asset Protection

Share 10-504-3 Associate Degree (AAS) 63 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Online

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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The need for skilled security and asset protection personnel, as well as entry-level law enforcement officers, is growing. This degree program will give you a broad background in homeland security, asset protection, risk management, security law, terrorism and emergency planning. You’ll develop your knowledge of criminal law and the criminal justice system. You’ll also learn how to survey risks and address security issues affecting commercial businesses or manufacturers, as well as residential concerns. An introduction to the Department of Homeland Security, emergency operations planning and counter-terrorism response is included as well. With this degree, you’ll be ready for an entry-level position in numerous important and valued career fields.

Career Opportunities

  • Loss Prevention/Asset Protection Specialist
  • Organized Retail Crime Investigator
  • Private Investigator
  • Risk Management
  • Security Officer/Guard
  • Entry-Level Law Enforcement Officer (also requires acceptance to and completion of the Law Enforcement Recruit Academy)
  • Entry-Level Deputy Sheriff (also requires acceptance to and completion of the Law Enforcement Recruit Academy)

Estimated Program Cost

Security and Asset Protection

This program will cost about $9,709.80*
based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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Security and Asset Protection

Term Availability
Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Fall 2015
Spring 2016

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses.

Accepting applications for this term
Accepting paper applications only
Not accepting applications for this term
Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at

Proof of HS Completion

Submit a final, official high school transcript, an original diploma or an official copy of GED/HSED Certification Scores.

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Apply effective communication skills, both orally and in written form.
  • Think critically and develop agency/organization strategies for protection, prevention and investigations.
  • Recognize relevant and technological advances in security applications.
  • Define and explain Homeland Security processes and functions.
  • Interpret and apply ethical and legal issues in security law, emergency management and homeland security.
  • Apply a solid foundation of skills, knowledge and resources in a role as a Homeland Security and Asset Protection associate.
Additional Information
Completion of this degree qualifies you to apply to the Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 520 Academy to become a certified law enforcement officer.

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

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