ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE – INVESTIGATION & PROTECTION

2015-2016

This associate’s degree program in investigation and protection is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the background, concepts, and practices of private investigation. Students will be exposed to content and experiences ranging from background research to interviewing and questioning. They will develop working knowledge of both criminal and civil investigations, as well as the differences in providing services for corporations and individuals. Students who successfully complete this course of study will be prepared to enter the workforce as private or corporate investigators.

An Associate’s Degree in Investigation and Protection is designed for individuals in the following fields:

  • Paralegal
  • Background Investigator/Associate PI
  • Corporate Security Personnel
  • Retail Security
  • Railroad Officer
  • DA Investigator
  • Insurance Industry Special Investigation Unit
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Security Officer/Supervisor

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE – INVESTIGATION AND PROTECTION

FEES INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM: Registration Fee: $150.00; Tuition: $120.00 per quarter credit; Technology Fee: $22 per quarter credit.
Disclosure: Tuition and fees are subject to change with prior notice.

OTHER FEES NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM: Please read: Fees and Payment Schedule in catalog.

BOOKS/ MATERIALS INCLUDED IN PROGRAM: None

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE: The program objectives are: (1) An understanding of the general role of private/corporate investigators (2) the ethical issues relevant to private investigation (3) effective analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills (4) acquisition of technical knowledge and skills related to private investigation and security (5) Students who successfully complete this course of study will be prepared to enter the workforce as private or corporate investigators.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This associate’s degree program in investigation and protection is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the background, concepts, and practices of private investigation. Students will be exposed to content and experiences ranging from background research to interviewing and questioning. They will develop working knowledge of both criminal and civil investigations, as well as the differences in providing services for corporations and individuals.

PRE-REQUISITES: None

A full time student taking a minimum of 13.5 quarter credit hours per quarter will complete the program in six quarters. A part-time student taking less than 13.5 quarter credit hours has one year to complete a quarter and six years to complete the program.

CURRICULUM OUTLINE

CODES COURSE TITLE Quarter Credit Hours
EDU101 Student Success Workshop 4.5
COMP101 Microcomputer Essentials 4.5
BUS101 Principles of Business 4.5
INV101 Skills for Private Investigators 4.5
MGT101 Principles of Management 4.5
INV102 Criminal and Civil Investigation 4.5
MAC101 College Algebra (Gen Ed) 4.5
WPE101 Microsoft Word/PowerPoint/Excel 4.5
INV201 Computer Forensics 4.5
ENC200 English Composition I (Gen Ed) 4.5
BUS220 Business Ethics 4.5
BUS201 Economics (Gen Ed) 4.5
INV202 Surveillance and Technology 4.5
ENC201 English Composition II (Gen Ed) 4.5
INV203 Serving the Business Client 4.5
SPSY400 Social Psychology (Gen Ed) 4.5
INV301 The Criminal Justice System and Criminal Procedure 4.5
BUS214 Business Technical Writing 4.5
SOC201 Sociology (Gen Ed) 4.5
BUS320 Business Law 4.5
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Total Quarter Credit Hours 90

 

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