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SCMT101 - Introduction to Security Management

Course Details

Course Code: SCMT101 Course ID: 4619 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an introductory course to the Security Management field and is designed to familiarize students with the profession as well as to provide an overview of security measures used in the industry. Emphasis is placed on distinguishing the terminology used in the security industry. The student will be exposed to such topics as the privatization of public safety, use of technology and physical security, contract and proprietary security, executive protection, special event security, access control, integrated security systems, and the need for assessing vulnerabilities to increase the security posture of an organization.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

CO-1: Describe the various functions and security measures associated with security management and special event security.

CO-2: Explain the function of the 4 “Ds” in private security (Deter, Deny (Respond), Delay & Detect) and link them to a security organization’s operation.

CO-3: Describe the roll of a security manager in Risk Management (RM) and Business Continuity Planning (BCP).

CO-4: Identify the differences between physical security measures and access control measures.

CO-5: Illustrating the strategical approaches of layering and the Concentric Security Circle.

Midterm Assessment

This assessment is an essay that is to be a minimum of 5-6 pages in length, requiring the use of academically acceptable sources obtained from assigned readings and outside research.

Special Event Security

You are to research and write a 6 page paper addressing questions related to Special Event Security. The assignment must conform to APA 6th ed. style of writing, cited and appropriately referenced.

Final Assignment

This assignment is an essay of 8-10 pages in length. The use of a minimum of six (6) academically acceptable sources is required, comprised of assigned readings and material obtained from outside research.

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.13 %
Week 2 Forum 3.13 %
Week 3 Forum 3.13 %
Week 4 Forum 3.13 %
Week 5 Forum 3.13 %
Week 6 Forum 3.13 %
Week 7 Forum 3.13 %
Week 8 Forum 3.13 %
Assignments 25.00 %
Special Event Security 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Midterm Assessment 25.00 %
Midterm Assessment 25.00 %

Readings can be accessed in the Lessons section of the classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.