Become a security guard in as little as five days with Seminole State College's Private Security Officer Vocational Certificate.
Students who finish this 40-hour program will receive a certificate that enables them to apply for a Class D security officer license.
Private security officers work for security firms that offer protection of clients' assets, property, personnel, etc.
The Florida Research and Economic Information Database Application projects a 20.1 percent increase in the private security officer field between 2013 and 2020.
The state's licensing process includes additional components, including fingerprinting and a background check.
To be considered for the Private Security Officer Vocational Certificate Program, students must:
A high school diploma or equivalency is not required for program entry.
The program costs approximately $114. Federal financial aid is not available. However, Seminole State does offer fee waivers and scholarships for qualified students. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify.
For more information, please email the Center for Public Safety or call 407.708.2299.
Seminole State College
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, Florida 32773-6199