This course will prepare students to employ the skills needed in both online coursework and the workplace. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 presents an overview of basic personal, professional, and self-management skills, including setting goals, professional communication skills, and time management and stress management techniques.

Semester 2 defines types of security and patrol; discusses relations with police, the public, and labor organizations; and describes procedures for crowd and traffic control. It presents techniques for improving memory and observation skills, taking effective notes, and writing satisfactory reports. It also provides context for and builds on information introduced in Semester 1.

1 Credit

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Semester 1

  • Pretest
  • Understanding Self-Esteem
  • Setting Goals
  • Learning Styles
  • Professional Uses of Technology
  • Security in Technology
  • 21st-Century Written Business
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Resolution Strategies
  • Communication and Diversity
  • Communication in the Workplace
  • Sexual Harassment Awareness
  • Ethical Behavior
  • Homeland Security 1: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam

Semester 2

  • Types of Security
  • Protection of People
  • Basic Professionalism and Ethics
  • Basic Public Relations
  • Labor Relations
  • Relations with Police
  • Memory and Observation Skills
  • Taking Notes
  • Techniques for Writing Reports
  • Understanding Techniques
  • Types of Patrol
  • Factors of Patrol
  • Protection Officers and Traffic Control
  • Protective Clothing
  • Methods of Controlling Traffic
  • Construction Traffic and Flagpersons
  • Crowd Control
  • Homeland Security 1: Semester 2 Test
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