Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
Organization Course Number:
93 hours (Phase 1 - 40.5 hours/ Phase 2 - 52.5 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Security Studies, Homeland Security, or Public Safety


The course objective is to introduce security programs, policies, procedures, and their interaction and implementation as they apply to the Department of Defense security specialist career field. The course provides a common body of knowledge, which promotes an understanding of the scope, importance, and interdependency of the varied security disciplines.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the risk management process as it relates to DoD assets
  • Identify the key security issues involved in the contracting process
  • Identify the key processes associated with the National Personnel Security Program
  • Identify the threat matrix facing Department of Defense (DoD) assets
  • Identify information security best practices
  • Identify the process for handling security incidents on DoD assets

General Course Topics:

  • Risk management
  • Counterintelligence
  • Criminal and terrorist threat
  • Insider threat
  • Industrial security
  • Personnel security
  • Information security
  • Physical security
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