Penn Foster Career School

Career Diploma: Security Guard

Penn Foster Career School's Security Guard Training Program is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills that will help them take their first step towards a career in security services. Read on to learn more about this career training program.

Official Program Name:

Security Guard Training Program

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster Career School's Security Guard Training Program provides students with the opportunity to develop basic skills in patrolling and protecting personnel and property in order to help them prepare for entry-level work as unarmed security guards. The courses cover topics in security guard conduct, arrests and detention, investigations, and crisis intervention. The program is also designed to teach students about the American criminal and civil justice systems, conducting searches, and responding to crimes in progress and medical emergencies. There are also two courses specific to the procedures and processes for monitoring and protecting buildings - including their property, people, and assets.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School:

Penn Foster Career School supplies students with all required books, lessons, and learning aids. An online library, career guidance, access to student services via e-mail, phone, and message board, and an online community are also offered.

Learning Format:


Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition with 0% interest and affordable monthly payments.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Security Guard Training Program:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Orientation to Security Guard
  • Security Guard Conduct
  • Civil and Criminal Laws and Liabilities
  • Arrest and Detention
  • Protecting Buildings, Property, and Assets, Part 1
  • Protecting Buildings, Property, and Assets, Part 2
  • Emergencies, Threats, and Evacuations
  • Investigations

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

This Security Guard Training Program is designed to help students prepare for entry-level positions in security services - though students who wish to prepare for supervisory or security manager positions could choose to continue their training. Those who wish to move into law enforcement or other positions within the criminal justice field may also consider degree programs such as:

  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Career Paths:

After completing Penn Foster Career School's Security Guard Training Program, students could have gained skills in guarding, patrolling, and preventing theft that can help them succeed in security careers. Graduates could seek security guard positions in a variety of environments, including office buildings, stores, hotels, schools, casinos, shopping centers, stadiums, hospitals, and other facilities.

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