Security Services and Management

The Division of Business and Legal Studies

About the Program

A career in security or law enforcement could be yours with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Security Services and Management from TCI College. The credits you earn may be applied towards civil service employment such as the NYPD or prepare you for the New York State mandated certification to become a licensed security guard.

During the two-year program, you’ll learn in small classes taught by seasoned security and law enforcement professionals with extensive field experience and:

  • Focus initially on the legal concepts and practices related to criminal law and criminal investigation.
  • Understand the development and implementation of security systems for public and private areas and facilities.
  • Gain hands-on experience in the field. Learn how to prepare security reports, apply criminal investigation procedures, interview witnesses and suspects and resolve disputes.
  • Leverage an industry-relevant curriculum with courses that include criminal justice, cyber security, homeland security, dispute resolution and criminology.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling that enables you to fulfill your classroom requirements in as little as three days a week.
  • Access financial aid to make earning your security services and management degree more affordable than you may think.

Advance your Career—or Your Education
TCI College graduates who earn their associate degree in security services and management go on to a variety of careers including criminologist, security manager, postal inspector, corrections officer and customs patrol officer. Others go on to continue their education at leading four-year colleges that share TCI’s New York State Board of Regents State or Middle States Commission on Higher Education Regional Accreditations.

Alejandro Santiago is a TCI Security Services and Management major who has his sights set on a career in law enforcement—ideally as a homicide detective or with the FBI. The single New Yorker from Queens, who says he “always makes time for people,” found a way to make time for himself while discovering his focus at TCI. He is on track to graduate in December 2016 and is currently running for president of the Student Government Association (SGA).

How did you know TCI was the right school for you? I didn’t at first. I thought I had nothing to gain by being in school until I completed my first semester here at TCI. Then I developed a focus, an objective. Immediately, my mind was set for my future. No matter what, I will finish. Period.

You describe your professors as mentors. Why? They have dedicated their time to teach and allow us to grow intellectually; we grow together. They also give me the encouragement to speak up, which has increased my confidence.

How will you apply the skills you’ve gained at TCI to a law enforcement career? The information I’ve learned through my major courses—especially my security management and online cyber-crime classes—will allow me to be more prepared mentally and physically for the challenges ahead.

What do you do outside of class that drives you to meet your goals? I’m currently striving to gain weight and get in shape. I also simply immerse myself in my studies and learn all I can about the criminal justice system.

What have you learned at TCI? I have learned that it is never too late to accomplish what people tell me I’ll never finish. I have learned that within TCI I am surrounded by those who are on a mission, and that I must continue to push forward with them, or alone. Either way, I will be pushing forward.

About the Program

A career in security or law enforcement could be yours with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Security Services and Management from TCI College. The credits you earn may be applied towards civil service employment such as the NYPD or prepare you for the New York State mandated certification to become a licensed security guard.

During the two-year program, you’ll learn in small classes taught by seasoned security and law enforcement professionals with extensive field experience and:

  • Focus initially on the legal concepts and practices related to criminal law and criminal investigation.
  • Understand the development and implementation of security systems for public and private areas and facilities.
  • Gain hands-on experience in the field. Learn how to prepare security reports, apply criminal investigation procedures, interview witnesses and suspects and resolve disputes.
  • Leverage an industry-relevant curriculum with courses that include criminal justice, cyber security, homeland security, dispute resolution and criminology.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling that enables you to fulfill your classroom requirements in as little as three days a week.
  • Access financial aid to make earning your security services and management degree more affordable than you may think.

Advance your Career—or Your Education
TCI College graduates who earn their associate degree in security services and management go on to a variety of careers including criminologist, security manager, postal inspector, corrections officer and customs patrol officer. Others go on to continue their education at leading four-year colleges that share TCI’s New York State Board of Regents State or Middle States Commission on Higher Education Regional Accreditations.

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