With South College’s Associate of Science in Investigation and Security program, available entirely online, you can learn how to become a security guard and jumpstart your career in private security. Earn your Associate of Science degree in Investigation and Security at South College and start working toward tomorrow’s career today!
21 months (full-time)
Available for qualified applicants
Earn your Associate of Science in Investigation and Security online!
Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships—like Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, South College Promise, and others—is available to those who qualify. To learn more about the financial aid options available for pursuit of our investigation and security programs, contact a member of our admissions team today.
The investigation and security programs at South College is designed to help prepare you to pursue a range of specialized jobs in the growing private security and loss prevention sector. You can learn the skills needed for security jobs that involve providing physical security, preventing loss or damage to physical assets, preventing or detecting cybercrime, and conducting lawful investigations. After earning an associate degree in investigation and security, students can continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Students unable to commit to an associate degree program may also be interested in the South College Certificate program in Investigation and Security program which can be completed in as little as 12 months full-time.
Whether you’re seeking a future in the private security, investigation, or asset protection field, South
College’s Associate of Science in Investigation and Security degree could be just what you need. Our
program can prepare you to work and pursue entry-level careers in private security, process server,
bond enforcement, school security, asset protection, retail loss prevention, and investigations-based
Our 100% online program provides flexibility to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. Courses emphasize collaboration and critical thinking, as you work to master the skills, techniques, and technologies used in contemporary private and public organizations. The courses explore the gathering of physical and digital evidence, the legal and practical aspects of conducting investigations, and the real-world logistics of conducting surveillance.
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels. South College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).