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Asset Protection

10-504-3 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time, Full Time 61 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Online

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

The need for skilled physical/cyber security and asset protection personnel, as well as entry-level law enforcement officers, is growing. This degree program will give you a diverse background in asset protection technology, risk management, security law, physical and cyber security, private investigations, and an introduction to the criminal justice system. You'll also learn how to conduct security surveys and address security concerns affecting businesses, manufacturers and residential buildings. With this degree, you'll be ready for an entry-level position in numerous important and valued career fields.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (40 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Business, Introduction to
    10-102-112
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10102112
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides an overview of the variety of activities in the world of business. It focuses on the responsibilities connected with operating a business from both organizational and managerial viewpoints. It also examines the role of government in business.

  • Ethical Hacking
    10-150-144
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10150144
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the techniques hackers use to discover vulnerabilities. Students will learn ways to tighten the network security to protect the exposed data from the discovered vulnerabilities. Focus is on penetration-testing tools and techniques that security testers and ethical hackers use to protect computer networks.

  • Information Assurance
    10-150-161
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10150161
    • Credits: 2.00

    Examines the basics of information security, including access control and organizational security policies. This course will include the process of securing user workstations, laptops and mobile devices.

  • Network Essentials
    10-150-162
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10150162
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides an introduction to networking theory and technologies, including the basics of communication, common protocols, the OSI model, network topologies, local network media, network devices, network security and networking tools. Includes more in-depth study of the components of TCP/IP, Ethernet, and wireless networks. Involves considerable time developing troubleshooting skills.

  • Security Monitoring and Operations
    10-150-168
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10150168
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examine the systems put in place to analyze threats and detect anomalies that could indicate a security incident. The challenge companies face is timely detection when they are victimized by an attack. Students will become familiar with policies, procedures, and continuous monitoring programs that can be utilized to protect an organization.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • COMPUTER 10150155 - Linux Essentials

    • COMPUTER 10150156 - Windows Server

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Asset Protection (10-504-3) Program of Study

  • Principles of Emergency Management
    10-504-106
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504106
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the student to the principles, theories, and practices of emergency management. The philosophy of comprehensive Emergency Management will be discussed including mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. In addition, students will obtain ICS-100 and FEMA IS-700 certification.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • CRIME 10504204 - Criminal Justice System

  • Physical Security Applications
    10-504-108
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504108
    • Credits: 3.00

    Studies the applications of all forms of physical security equipment used in the security profession. Areas of concentration include security lighting, barriers, security design, locks, entry control, cargo security, guard forces and the integration of these forms.

  • Electronic Security Applications
    10-504-109
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504109
    • Credits: 3.00

    Studies the applications of all forms of electronic equipment used in the security profession. Areas of concentration include interior and exterior intrusion sensors, video, access control, contamination sensors, personnel screening devices, voice and data communications, and the integration of such equipment.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Asset Protection (10-504-3) Program of Study

    OR ALL of the following:

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • CRIME 10504203 - Crime Prevention Principles​

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Security Law
    10-504-123
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504123
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines the legal principles applicable to the security field. Included are the legal topics of negligence, intentional torts, agency and business liability for 3rd party acts. In addition, the student will learn about probable cause, arrest, search and seizure, and interrogation from a private security perspective.

  • Private Investigations, Introduction to
    10-504-142
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504142
    • Credits: 3.00

    A study of investigations in the private and corporate sectors. Topics include investigative techniques relating to open record laws and searches, techniques of surveillance, employee screening, evidence collection, insurance fraud investigations, interviewing techniques, sources of information, and computer and other technology used in research. Applicable state statutes of attendees will be researched, and licensing requirements discussed.

  • Industrial Security
    10-504-147
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504147
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides an examination of security requirements and responsibilities of the security professional for the private sector employer/manufacturer. An in-depth study of employee access control, employee theft, staffing, risk management, internal and external controls, fire control systems, asset protection and work place violence are just a few areas that will be examined.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • CRIME 10504203 - Crime Prevention Principles

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Crime Prevention Principles
    10-504-203
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504203
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course explores ways to protect personal items. In this course students will understand the different types of glazing materials, environmental design, principles of lighting, how to conduct a building survey, hold community meetings and continue to educate the public.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • CRIME 10504204 - Criminal Justice System

    • Student is in progress in Crime Prevention (20-504-23) Program of Study

  • Criminal Justice System
    10-504-204
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504204
    • Credits: 3.00

    Distinguish the roles of courts and law enforcement agencies; identify the purpose of law enforcement in American society; describe how professionalism and ethics relate to law enforcement; understand crime in America; explain basic aspects of criminal law; gain an understanding of sentencing of offenders as it relates to prison and jails; compare adult and juvenile justice.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Accuplacer Reading 250+ OR HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACT Reading 18+ OR Reading Level 3 Coursework

    • Accuplacer Sentence 250+ OR HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACT English 18+ OR English Level 2 Coursework

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Asset Protection (10-504-3) OR Criminal Justice Studies (10-504-5)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • CRIME 94900315 - A.C.E

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Fundamentals of Financial Fraud Detection (20-101-4) OR Law Enforcement Administrative Professional (20-106-12)

  • Communicating Professionally
    10-504-207
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504207
    • Credits: 3.00

    Apply knowledge of the communication process, communication techniques, integrate verbal and physical intervention skills, develop strategies to obtain information in a variety of situations, differentiate between an interview and an interrogation, and analyze information for consideration as corroborative evidence.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • CRIME 10504201 - Intro to Corrections

    • Student is in progress in Asset Protection (10-504-3) Program of Study

    General Studies (18 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • College Mathematics
    10-804-107
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804107
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course is designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics in the areas of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, measurement and data. Algebra topics emphasize simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities with one variable, solving proportions and percent applications. Geometry and trigonometry topics include; finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, applying Pythagorean Theorem, and solving right triangles using trigonometric ratios. Measurement topics emphasize the application of measurement concepts and conversion techniques within and between U.S. customary and metric system to solve problems. Data topics emphasize data organization and summarization skills, including: frequency distributions, central tendency, relative position and measures of dispersion. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Accuplacer Arithmetic 263+ OR HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACT Math 18+ OR Arithmetic Level 2 Coursework

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Think Critically & Creatively
    10-809-103
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809103
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides instruction about critical and creative thinking that is in high demand in all occupations. Models, theories, and processes provide the foundation for learning logical thinking strategies. Students will apply a systematic approach to problem solving by analyzing the problem, assessing possible solutions, and making effective decisions. In addition, students will generate ideas and analyze complex issues. This course assists students with developing a critical thinking mindset which is essential at every level of personal and professional life.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Intro to Sociology
    10-809-196
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces students to the fundamental sociological concepts, including sociological perspectives, research methods, the significance of culture in society, and the socialization process. Other topics include deviance, the impact of groups on behavior, societal inequities, global changes, the role of social institutions, and social stratification.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Psychology of Human Relations
    10-809-199
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809199
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family, and in society.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

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