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Course Details

Course Code: SCMT507 Course ID: 2593 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The course focuses on advanced administration and management issues related to corporate security functions, including strategic and operational management, risk management, contract security services, management of emergencies and loss prevention. Students will assess vulnerabilities and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Report on terrorist attacks upon the Unites States. Facility protection standards are used to determine appropriate courses of action, from a security management perspective, using threat models and risk assessment concepts. Research is required and application of critical thinking is applied to address external threats and countermeasures. Practical exercises are conducted to apply research findings.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing this course, you will be able to:

CO1: Examine the history and foundation of security and loss prevention.

CO2: Evaluate applicant-screening practices as they concern the security professional.

CO3: Analyze internal versus external threats and their appropriate countermeasures.

CO4: Assess the security management function in relation to accounting, auditing, risk management, business continuity, and emergency management.

CO5: Appraise the concepts, principles, and interrelationships between life safety, fire protection, emergencies, and safety.

CO6: Explore special problems and related countermeasures in the protection of commercial and institutional critical infrastructure.

Forum Guidelines

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to two or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas. The initial post should be a minimum of 500 words and the replies to two students’ posts should be a minimum of 250 words each.

Research Paper

You have been appointed security director of a privately owned three (3) location retail sales establishment that specializes in automotive parts and accessories. All three (3) sales establishments are within a forty-mile radius in a southern state. Products sold in these stores include auto engine parts, auto fluids, auto batteries, auto accessories (floor mats, shiny things, hubcaps, etc.), auto filters, and auto electronics, as well as candy bars and automotive publications. All three (3) locations are standalone stores on owner owned property.

You have been tasked to develop a single comprehensive security and loss prevention plan applicable to all three (3) stores. This plan is expected to include, but is not limited to, loss prevention, applicant screening, internal threats and countermeasures, external threats and countermeasures, security systems, internal investigations, law enforcement investigations, fraud prevention, risk management, emergency management and safety in the workplace.

Review the text and choose one (1) subject of interest from the text or those listed above. Submit in narrative form and while adhering to APA format, a 10-12-page paper that describes how that topic will be applied to the scenario listed above. It is understood that your “piece” submitted for this assignment is just one component in the greater comprehensive plan for these stores. If information you need to complete your “piece” was not provided in the above scenario, you may make reasonable assumptions and proceed with your work based on those assumptions. It is expected that you will incorporate these assumptions in your work so that I may understand certain aspects of your “piece”.

Midterm and Final Assignments

There is a Midterm and a Final assignment in this course. Each assignment covers the learning objectives for the previous weeks.

NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Week 1 Forum 2.50 %
Week 2 Forum 2.50 %
Week 3 Forum 2.50 %
Week 4 Forum 2.50 %
Week 5 Forum 2.50 %
Week 6 Forum 2.50 %
Week 7 Forum 2.50 %
Week 8 Forum 2.50 %
Paper 30.00 %
Research Paper 30.00 %
Assignments 50.00 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.