SECURITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Guard, patrol, detect, deter, observe, report, protect, and monitor premises, to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.
Students in Security and Protective Services are trained in the following subject areas:
- Protecting and enforcing laws on an employer’s property
- Monitoring alarms and closed-circuit TV cameras
- Conducting security checks over a specified area.
- Writing reports that outline what has been observed while on patrol.
- Interviewing witnesses for later court testimony.
- Detaining criminal violators.
Before entering the program, students must:
- Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
- Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
- Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
- Have a clean criminal record. (varies by state)
- Complete 6 months of full-time work experience in addition to Job Corps training
- Provide two references (e.g., career technical training instructor and work-based learning supervisor).
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
Security and Protective Services Numbers to Know
National average earning potential for this career
Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.
While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
Quick decision-making skills