ASc Security Administration & Emergency Management

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Course Description

TThe programme will provide a substantial foundation for the legal, management, behavioural and policy issues affecting security in its broadest sense. Among the areas the programme addresses are:

  • Personnel Security
  • Information Technology
  • Investigation
  • Protection of proprietary information
  • Law
  • Security Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Essentials of Risk Management

Credits and Hours

The Associate Degree programme in Security Administration and Management is designed to cover a period of two years full-time and three years of part-time study. However, students who receive exemptions or credits for work done previously in the field may be able to complete the degree in a shorter period of time. The degree consists of credits awarded in the pursuit of courses specific to the discipline as well as college credits based on general education courses and electives. The Associate of Science Degree in Security Administration and Management requires a total of sixty two (62) credits for completion.


Associate of Science Degree (AS) – 68 credits

General Education Courses 24 Credits

ENG 110          Fundamentals of Writing 3

COM 101         Fundamentals of Communication 3

LOG 120          Critical Thinking 3

CAS 130          Caribbean Studies 3

MAT 100          Mathematics 3

CIS 100           Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3

PSY 100          Introduction to Psychology 3

RES 100          Research Methods & Statistics 3

Programme Concentration 35 Credits

CJT 200           Criminal and Civil Procedure and Evidence 3

HRM 210         Organizational Behaviour and Development 3

LAW 120          Civil/Criminal Law 3

SAM 120          History of the security Industry in Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean 3

SAM 100          Introduction to Security 3

SAM 222          Crisis & Risk Management 3

SAM 230          Risk Management-Protection of Business Assets 3

SAM 240          Security Operational Management 3

SAM 250          Physical Security Planning 3

SAM 260          Research Paper 5

SAM 255          Internship 3

Supporting Course 3 Credits

LBS 100           Introduction to Industrial Relations 3

 Electives: Select any two (one from each group) 6 Credits

Group A

CJT 220           Criminology 3

SAM 270          Emergency Planning and Disaster Control 3

SAM 280          Workplace Violence/ Mediation and Conflict Resolution 3

SAM 290          Computer Crime and Industrial Espionage 3

Group B

ECN 100          Introduction to Economics 3

HRM 300         Systems, Functions and Procedures I 3

SOC 100          Introduction to Sociology

Programme Purpose

The goal of the Cipriani College’s Associate Degree in Security Administration and Management is to prepare students for a rewarding professional career. The graduate of this programme will:

  • be prepared to reduce an organization’s exposure to risk
  • be able to communicate with practitioners in the related professions
  • have the leadership and management knowledge necessary to operate security organizations and departments well into the twenty-first century
  • be able to manage the human resource of his/her organization
  • be able to understand and assess client needs
  • be able to function at the senior management level in an advisory capacity

Entry Requirements

Those who fulfill the following conditions will be eligible for admission into the Associate of Science degree in Security Administration and Management:

  • Students who possess five or more CXC/GCE passes or
  • Students who have successfully completed the CCLCS Diploma in Security Administration and Management or
  • Mature students (25 years and older) who have successfully completed the CCLCS Certificate in Security Administration and Management with at least a “B” average and have worked within a Security environment for at least three years. Because of a lack of space, not everyone, who is eligible for admission is guaranteed admission into the Programme

Tuition Fees

Full payment of fees is required when registering for classes. Cipriani College is now a participant in GATE – Government’s Assistance for Tuition Expenses. The tuition fees listed below apply only to non-nationals. Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible for free tertiary education. The Board of Governors reserves the right to change tuition and fee charges when necessary without notice. Fees and tuition are not transferable.

For a list of fees, refer to our College Fees as well as Institution Fees.

The Board of Governors reserves the right to change tuition and fee charges when necessary without notice. Fees and tuition are not transferable.