Printed on 4/17/2021

Crime Prevention

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

*If general education courses are required, they 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

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.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Crime Prevention Surveys
    10-504-102
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10504102
    • Credits: 2.00

    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.

  • 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: 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
    10-504-143
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10504143
    • Credits: 2.00

    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
    10-504-148
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504148
    • Credits: 3.00

    Studies issues relating to workplace violence, employee theft, computer security, consumer fraud, supply chain security, environmental compliance, loss prevention, business disaster recovery, substance abuse, negligent hiring and other relevant issues.

  • Community Crime Prevention
    10-504-190
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10504190
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    10-504-192
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504192
    • Credits: 3.00

    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
    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: Criminal Justice System 10504204; OR Active in Crime Prevention CERT
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