BSc Security Administration and Management

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Course Description

The Bachelor’s Degree in Security Administration and Management offers students a sound foundation in legal procedures, criminal evidence, crime investigation and security risks detection. The areas of concentration offered in the degree will also introduce students to most aspects of loss prevention. As such, the programme will prepare students for the pursuit of security careers in the private and public sectors, equipping them to perform duties in private investigations and risk detection work.

To meet the increasingly high demands for qualified security personnel for employment in police and prison services, the military and security firms, students will learn new strategies in the approach to security functions. These strategies will enhance students’ capacity in security administration and management, risk assessment and investigation as required in private law enforcement.

Credits and Hours

This Bachelor degree in Security Administration and Management will consist of 122 credits.

SECURITY ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT

Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) – 122 credits

General Education Courses – 33 Credits

CAS 130 Caribbean Studies

CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Information Systems

COM 101 Fundamentals of Communication

ENG 110 Fundamentals of Writing

ENM 142 Environmental Science 1

HUM 220 Ethics and Moral Values

LOG 120 Critical Thinking

MAT 100 Mathematics

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology

RES 100 Research Methods and Statistics

SPN 100 Introduction to Spanish

Programme Concentration – 53 Credits

SAM 100 Introduction to Security

SAM 110 Principles of Security Administration

SAM 120 History of the Security Industry in T & T and the Caribbean

SAM 210 Security Administration

SAM 222 Crisis and Risk Management

SAM 230 Risk Management – Protection of Business Assets

SAM 240 Security Operational Management

SAM 250 Physical Security and Planning

SAM 270 Emergency Planning and Disaster Control

SAM 280 Workplace Violence Mediation and Conflict Resolution

SAM 290 Computer Crime and Industrial Espionage

SAM 310 Bio- Terrorism

SAM 340 Leadership and Security Management

SAM 350 Internship

SAM 410 Legal Aspects of Security

SAM 420 Forensic Investigation

SAM 460 Research Paper

Supporting Courses – 27 Credits

ACC 100 Introduction to Accounting

CJT 160 Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation

CJT 200 Criminal and Civil Procedure and Evidence

LAW 100 Introduction to Civil and Criminal Law

LAW 120 Civil and Criminal Law

LBS 100 Introduction to Industrial Relations

LAW 310 Legal and Ethical Issues in Security Management

OSH 120 Safety Management I

OSH 400 Fire Protection and Prevention

Electives: Three (3) courses from another programme including, but not limited to: (9 Credits)

CJT 220 Criminology

CJT 250 Principles of Crime Prevention

ECN 100 Introduction to Economics

HRM 300 Human Resource Management Systems-Functions and Procedures 1

LAW 320 Crime and Justice in the Caribbean

PRM 135 Proposal Development and Costing

SAM 271 Disaster Preparedness

SAM 275 Principles of Security Information Systems

SAM 300 Crisis Intervention

SAM 430 Current Issues in Security Administration

SAM 450 Monitoring and Evaluation of Security Programmes

Programme Outcome

The graduate of the Bachelor’s Degree in Security Administration and Management will be able to:

  • Identify and categorize security related threats to the business environment
  • Examine the physical vulnerabilities of property and develop appropriate strategies to deter attacks by criminal elements
  • Supervise and manage medium to large size firms
  • Point out mitigation measures to stakeholders to reduce crime
  • Conduct risk assessment for personnel protection
  • Develop and write response plans to combat criminal activities.

Entry Requirements

There are five categories of eligible students for the Bachelor’s Degree in Security Administration and Management:

  • Students who have obtained five CXC/GCE passes, with passes in English and Mathematics. These students will require four years (full time) or five years (part time) to complete the degree
  • Students with GCE A’ level and CAPE would be accepted into the programme and their passes at that level would be considered for exemption, where applicable
  • tudents who have completed the Associate Degree in Security Administration and Management with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. These students will require two years (full time) or three years (part time) to complete the degree as part of a 2 plus 2 articulation arrangement with the College’s Associate Degree Programme. Students who have completed any other Associate Degree from CCLCS will also be eligible for entry and relevant exemptions granted, where applicable
  • Mature persons 25 years and older with considerable experience in Security Administration and Management. These persons will be interviewed by the Prior Learning Assessment Committee chaired by the Registrar, to determine at what point/level of the programme they will be admitted. Exemptions, if any will also be determined by this Committee
  • Students who have acquired an Associate degree from other tertiary institutions. These persons will be interviewed by the Prior Learning Assessment Committee chaired by the Registrar, to determine at what point/level of the programme they will be admitted. Exemptions, if any will also be determined by this Committee

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.

Future Opportunities/Career Path

With the right training, credentials and experience, Cipriani College BA-HRM graduates can work as Human Resource Directors, Managers, Administrators, Supervisors, Generalist, Specialists and HR Assistants, in the areas of staff development, training, labour relations, recruiting, compensation, benefits and employee-wellness.

In addition, International Labour Organization (ILO) requirements and increasing mandatory standards in Occupational Safety and Health (2004, 2006), fair-employment, and health and employee benefits will increase the demand for competent human resource practitioners and employee relations specialists. Higher salaries and opportunities are therefore possible with additional education and experience in managing our critical human resources.