With South College’s online Certificate in Investigation and Security program, you can learn how to become a security guard and work to expand your career opportunities in private security. Earn your Certificate in Investigation and Security at South College and start working tomorrow’s career today!
12 months for full-time students
Available for qualified applicants
Earn your Certificate 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 Certificate in Investigation and Security program at South College can expand opportunities for entry-level careers in private security, process server, bond enforcement, school security, asset protection, retail loss prevention, and investigations fields. After earning a Certificate in Investigation and Security, students can continue on to an associate degree program in investigation and security or criminal justice. South College also offers criminal justice bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for students interested in growing their responsibilities in the field.
South College’s Certificate in Investigation and Security offers a cost-effective program designed to
facilitate knowledge development in the private security, investigation, and asset protection fields. In
this program, you can learn the skills, techniques, and technologies used in contemporary organizations
to provide physical security, prevent loss or damage to physical assets, prevent or detect cybercrime,
and conduct lawful investigations. Courses explore the legal and practical aspects of conducting
investigations, the real-world logistics of conducting surveillance, and how to gather physical and digital
evidence. You’ll also study the theory and practice of providing security for fixed material assets.
The investigation and security program’s online format provides the flexibility to accommodate the schedules of working professionals, with interactive online courses that emphasize collaboration and critical thinking.
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, as well as certificates. 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, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).