Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
1 -- 2 weeks (60.75 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Security Studies, Homeland Security, or Criminal Justice


The course objective is to enable students to demonstrate comprehension of the risk management process for DoD Security Programs and apply physical security concepts in physical security planning.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the types of physical security measures
  • Review the concept of security-in-depth
  • Define the purpose of a physical security plan
  • Explain the components of a physical security plan
  • Demonstrate comprehension of the risk management process for DoD Security Programs
  • Justify physical security measures through analysis
  • Write a statement of work, statement of requirements, statement of objectives (SOW, SOR, SOO) for security equipment, products and or services
  • Identify the relevant stakeholders needed to create an effective physical security plan
  • Define roles and responsibilities of relevant stakeholders
  • Use the risk management process to identify and analyze assets, threats, vulnerabilities, and risks, and determine and implement countermeasures
  • Apply the steps of the risk management process in physical security planning
  • Select appropriate physical security measures to protect assets
  • Track status of deficiencies when updating physical security plans based on changing variables
  • Formulate recommendations to the physical security plan based on changing variables

General Topics:

  • A review of physical security concepts
  • Physical security planning and risk management
  • Obtaining physical security equipment, products, and services
  • Adapting physical security plans to change
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials