Security and Protective Services

Security and Protective Services

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in the security field and have good communication skills? Are you honest and have a strong ability to serve clients’ needs? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Security and Protective Services training program. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Protect and enforce rules on the property 

  • Deter criminal activity 

  • Monitor alarms or surveillance cameras 

  • Conduct security checks at assigned patrol area 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Security and Protective Services graduates often go on to work for private security companies that contract with businesses requiring secure facilities. Security personnel provide surveillance around the clock by working in eight-hour shifts or longer with rotating schedules. This job often requires working nights and weekends, with part-time and full-time opportunities. 

Students should also consider pursuing Advanced Security and Protective Services at Job Corps as part of their career pathway. 

The credentials you will earn ... 

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.  

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Be at least 18 years old 

  • Have a clean criminal record 

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 

  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 

  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 

  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 

  • Compliance with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check, and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements 

* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Travis Butts
Travis Butts
Travis Butts is the Security instructor at Atterbury Job Corps. He has been an instructor at Job Corps for seven years and was a residential advisor before becoming an instructor. In his classroom, Travis teaches skills such as emergency response, crisis intervention, defensive tactics, hazardous material risk and response, and physical health and fitness. His mission at Job Corps is to educate students in security and protective services policies and procedures and to help them gain the training and certifications they will need to advance into a career.