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  • Private Security Certificate

    Take your career in security to the next level
    Part-time schedules offer flexibility and convenience.
    Program:
    Certificate
    School:
    School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Location:
    Dobbs Ferry
    Credits:
    15

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Private Security Certificate Curriculum

5 Courses (15 credits)

  • CRJU 130 Secur Management/Loss Control
  • CRJU 213 Legal Aspects/Private Security

and three of the following

  • CRJU 256 Criminal Investigation
  • CRJU 205 Arson Investigation
  • CRJU 301 Constitution Law/Crim Justice
  • LAWS 234 Criminal Law
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.

Private Security Certificate Overview

This Program is designed to meet the career needs of self-directed, mature student who is interested in acquiring knowledge and skills to promote their professional objectives. The Program is open to all qualified applicants whose academic preparation and/or appropriate work experience indicate potential for successful completion.

Private Security Certificate FAQS

Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.

Private Security Certificate Fast Facts

Upon admission to the program, applicants for Certificate Programs may register for courses on a part-time basis at any of the College's campuses.

Certificate Program Fees
  • Application Fee (Non-Matriculated students only) $10.00
  • Certificate Completion Fee (per Certificate) $16.00

Certificates are issued in February, May and August.

Purpose

Certificate Programs are designed to meet the career needs of self-directed, mature students who are interested in acquiring knowledge and skills that will promote their professional objectives. They are open to all qualified applicants whose academic preparation and/or appropriate work experience indicate potential for successful completion of the program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs must have a high school diploma.

Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs in Computer Science, General Business Administration, Accounting, Management and Marketing must also pass the Mathematics Placement examinations at the MATH 105 level.

Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs should contact the Office of Admissions. Matriculated students need only submit a formal application. A student who has completed the requirements for a Certificate may not apply for that Certificate after graduation.

Degree Requirements

All students, both matriculated and non-matriculated, must apply for admission into the Certificate Program. All students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Certificate Program being pursued. Upon successful completion of the specific curriculum requirements for a given program, students must apply for the actual certificate.

All credits earned in a Certificate Program are applicable toward the associate and bachelor’s degrees. A maximum of six credits in transfer will be allowed toward a certificate. Ordinarily students pursuing a degree program in a related area will not be allowed to use the courses taken in such a program to satisfy the requirements for a certificate.