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Crime Prevention

20-504-23 Certificate (C) 20 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Online

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

Whether you are a sworn officer or a civilian working in law enforcement, this certificate will prepare you to advise business owners and community organizations about a broad range of security and safety issues. You’ll learn about topics such as burglary, shoplifting, check and credit card fraud, identity theft, sexual assault prevention, Internet safety and more. You’ll also choose an area of specialization such as environmental design and planning or security systems.


*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Course Title
Course Number
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Crime Prevention Surveys
Conduct basic crime prevention surveys on smaller businesses to identify security-related vulnerabilities and recommended solutions. Students will learn the mechanics of completing a survey form and use the form for their surveys. Students will be required to identify 2-3 cooperating business entities to complete the requisite survey work.
Prereq: Business Crime Prevention (10504104)
Physical Security Applications
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
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: Enrolled in any Criminal Justice-related ITS degree OR Security & Asset Protection degree OR Coreq: Crime Prevention Principles 10504203 or not pursuing a degree
CPTED Applications
Examines the built environment in the study of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Students will learn how the physical design of buildings, parking lots, entry ways, streets and even subdivisions can affect the level of crime in the surrounding area. Students will examine their own environment for examples of CPTED, apply it to the proper principles, and identify corrective measures.
Asset Protection, Principles of
Studies issues relating to workplace violence, sexual harassment, employee theft, computer security, consumer fraud, business disaster recovery, substance abuse, negligent hiring and other relevant issues.
Community Crime Prevention
Instructs subject areas that are frequently requested by neighborhood watch, service club and related community groups. Topics include consumer fraud, identity theft, sexual assault prevention, Internet safety, auto theft and travel safety.
Crime Prevention Planning
Learn techniques to solve crime-related challenges in the community and create partnerships in crime prevention. Techniques for problem solving, engaging community members, building cohesiveness and dealing with diversity will be addressed.
Crime Prevention Principles
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.

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