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Security Academy

BASIC SECURITY ACADEMY (AOJ 171- ABCD)

Next course:  Spring 2020 - Class tentatively begins Tuesday, April 21.

This course is offered in the spring semester only.


48-Hours 3 units
2nd 8 weeks of Spring semester
Tues. & Thurs. nights, 6-10pm, and Saturdays 8-12.
Location:  TBD

Description:
This course involves a study of the criminal justice system and the role of the private security sector; the law relative to arrest, search, and moral, legal, and ethical use of force as a private security person. Emphasis is placed on security operations, emergency medical procedures, public relations, report writing, and career opportunities in contract as well as proprietary security services.
TFF 106, TFB 1018

The Security Academy includes state certifications inSecuirity Officer  (state fees apply):

  • Guard Card
  • CPR


HOW TO APPLY:
Apply to the college at
www.grossmont.edu, and then register for the course through WebAdvisor. 

You may contact the Grossmont College Administration of Justice Office (AOJ) at (619) 644-7323 if you have questions, or you can send an email to kathy.sentz@gcccd.edu.

Graduates of the Security Academy who wish to obtain state licenses must pay state licensing fees for the guard card.

COURSE COST / FEES:

  • Tuition, $138
  • Guard card, $55 (effective July 1, 2018)
  • You are responsible for Live Scan fees, which can be as much as $100 for fingerprint clearance for the DOJ (Dept. of Justice). Parking & health fees are extra: $40 for semester-length permit, or $2 per day; health fee $21.  Fees are subject to change without notice.  Student rep fee is $1.00.

    Students enrolled in other courses that meet on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday cannot enroll in this course.  

    If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Sentz.

Note: To obtain licenses from the State of California, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions (certain misdemeanor convictions allowable with prior instructor approval, immediate job placement not available with misdemeanor conviction)
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Age 18 at time of course completion
  • Not under psychiatric care

    Students should be aware that prior felony or any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence convictions, and some psychological holds, are disqualifying. TROs (Temporary Restraining Orders) can also be a disqualifier.
    Prior substance abuse (including marijuana) and other disqualifiers may apply in specific positions related to law enforcement or forensics.

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Register on the Internet

How to Register:

Before you register for class, you must have an application on file, and it takes 24 hours to process your application. If you are a returning student, and have been absent for more than one year, you must re-apply to the college.  You can only register at your appointment time or after.  To check registration date, login to WebAdvisor, and from student menu, left side of screen, click "registration date and time".  
To apply, www.grossmont.edu, click "student services" then yellow "apply & enroll online" button.

Login at www.grossmont.edu and click on "WebAdvisor"

  • Login - name (first.last) pin - birthdate (6 digits) If there are more than one student with the same name, you will be given a series of numbers to add to your last name. You need to know this before you can log in to WebAdvisor.
  • You will be asked to customize your pin / password at this time.
  • Click on students
  • Select Express Registration

Type in section number - (4 digits) then select term from drop down menu (summer, fall or spring, and choose the year of the semester), click submit; (skip authorization code- this is only used if you have an add code)

From menu beside course listed, select from drop down menu "RG - Register", click submit; go back to student menu for next step

Make sure to add all classes before selecting "make payment". You are responsible for all fees. Non-payment for class will forfeit credit for the class.

Parking permit: From other services menu, lower right side of menu. Permits are required to park on campus.  If taking short-term classes you may purchase daily permits for $2 per day. 

To Drop

From Main menu select Register / Drop, select Drop Sections

Click on box next to course you want to drop. Then click submit.

You may make a payment online via secure website or in person at the Cashiers office. They are open Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Friday, 9:00-1:00pm (except summer, closed Fridays). All fees must be paid at the time of registration to prevent being dropped and not receiving credit for the course.

Last Updated: 05/16/2019
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