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Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

Security Guard - Individuals with Disabilities

Location(s): Dundalk

Program Description

Security officers secure premises and personnel by patrolling property, monitoring surveillance equipment, and access points. They investigate security breaches, incidents, and other concerning behaviors, and complete reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities. 

This program teaches students with learning differences or disabilities how to perform the duties of a security guard. Topics include surveillance, patrol, observation, and reporting. Instruction includes the following skills: completing a report, surveillance techniques, self-defense, and de-escalation. This track provides instruction that is multisensory, multimodal, personalized, and incorporates elements of universal design for learning. Classes are taught with a low student-teacher ratio to better meet the needs of individual learners.​

Students entering this program should have a strong sense of self-discipline, good interpersonal skills, and be detail-oriented.​

Security officer jobs can be  found with for-profit and non-profit organizations. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach: https://ccbcmd.lightcastcc.com/.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. prepare for an entry-level job in the security industry, and

2. demonstrate readiness to enter the workforce.

Program Credentials

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will earn a CCBC Workforce Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Length of Training

9 weeks

Courses are offered in October and March at CCBC Dundalk.

Program Requirements

6th Grade Reading Level - according to an assessment that will be administered during an intake interview

This program is not eligible for Baltimore County Public Schools Blueprint funding

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Selective Entry – Please call 443-840-3262 to schedule an interview and assessment.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)




Basic Security Guard Training A






Basic Security Guard Practicum A






Basic Security Guard Training B






Basic ​Security Guard Practicum B





 Course Series Totals:







Additional Information

Career Opportunities:

Students can seek opportunities as a customer service security officer, hotel security officer, or in a loss prevention office.

Career Coach

Research your career interests, explore live job postings, take a career assessment, discover which companies in the Baltimore region are hiring, and more.  View a brief tutorial video on how to use Career Coach at https://youtu.be/C7KpznbPYfA.  Explore career and training opportunities at https://ccbcmd.emsicc.com/.

Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Jennifer Cabana | jcabana@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-3451 | Dundalk MASH 105
Administrative Assistant: Gennifer Toich | gtoich@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-3262 | Dundalk MASH 104​