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Security Academy


Next course:  Spring 2021 - This course will now be offered every-other-year. It is typically offered late March or early April, so please check often for updates.

This course is offered in the spring semester only.

48-Hours 3 units
2nd 8 weeks of Spring semester
Tues. & Thurs. nights, 6-10pm, and Saturdays 8-12.
Location:  TBD

This course involves a study of the criminal justice system and the role of the private security sector; the law relative to arrest, search, and moral, legal, and ethical use of force as a private security person. Emphasis is placed on security operations, emergency medical procedures, public relations, report writing, and career opportunities in contract as well as proprietary security services.
TFF 106, TFB 1018

The Security Academy includes state certifications inSecuirity Officer  (state fees apply):

  • Guard Card
  • CPR

Apply to the college at, and then register for the course through WebAdvisor. 

You may contact the Grossmont College Administration of Justice Office (AOJ) if you have any questions.

Graduates of the Security Academy who wish to obtain state licenses must pay state licensing fees for the guard card.


  • Tuition, $138
  • Guard card, $55 (effective July 1, 2018)
  • You are responsible for Live Scan fees, which can be as much as $100 for fingerprint clearance for the DOJ (Dept. of Justice). Parking & health fees are extra: $40 for semester-length permit, or $2 per day; health fee $21.  Fees are subject to change without notice.  Student rep fee is $1.00.

    Students enrolled in other courses that meet on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday cannot enroll in this course.  

Note: To obtain licenses from the State of California, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions (certain misdemeanor convictions allowable with prior instructor approval, immediate job placement not available with misdemeanor conviction)
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Age 18 at time of course completion
  • Not under psychiatric care

    Students should be aware that prior felony or any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence convictions, and some psychological holds, are disqualifying. TROs (Temporary Restraining Orders) can also be a disqualifier.
    Prior substance abuse (including marijuana) and other disqualifiers may apply in specific positions related to law enforcement or forensics.

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Register on the Internet

How to Register:

Before you register for class, you must have an application on file, and it takes 24 hours to process your application. If you are a returning student, and have been absent for more than one year, you must re-apply to the college.  You can only register at your appointment time or after.  To check registration date, login to WebAdvisor, and from the student menu, left side of screen, click "registration date and time".  
To apply,, click "student services" then yellow "apply & enroll online" button.

From WebAdvisor:

Login: first time logging in, use your firstname.lastname, and your password will be your birthday in the “MMDDYY” format (010101), no dashes or slashes.  If you have a common name, you may have numbers after your last name.  You can verify your login, by clicking “account information” at the bottom of the page, then click “what is my user ID?”

Verify registration date and time by clicking on “Registration date /time” right side of screen, near the top.

Select “search, plan & register” – this will direct you to the new self-service system.


Type in the course you want in the search box, top right corner.  For the security academy, type aoj171 (and corresponding letter A-D)

Select “view available sections for AOJ-171(and corresponding letter A-D)”.

Click “add section to schedule” large blue box on right side of screen.  You will be asked to select “add to schedule again”.  You can search / add for all of your classes in one step while in this section.

To register, select “student planning & registration” at top of page & then “plan and schedule”.

From here, you will need to click the arrow for “spring 2020” or current semester.  You will see your course(s) listed on the left.  If this is correct, you may register for each of your courses individually from here, or you can register for all of your courses from the top right “register all scheduled sections now”.

If you see a circle with a red line, this means you do not have one or more of the following:

  • It isn’t your time to register, refer back to step one.
  • Your application has not been submitted correctly or has not been processed. Check back 24-hours after submitting both portions of the application. If you still cannot register, contact Admissions & Records at 619-644-7172.

To get back to WebAdvisor, use your arrow back key at the top of your browser. This will allow you to verify your registration date / time without logging out of the self-service system.

Parking permit: From other services menu, lower right side of menu. Permits are required to park on campus.  If taking short-term classes you may purchase daily permits for $2 per day. 

You may make a payment online via secure website or in person at the Cashiers office. They are open Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Friday, 9:00-1:00pm (except summer, closed Fridays). All fees must be paid at the time of registration to prevent being dropped and not receiving credit for the course.

Last Updated: 02/25/2020


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