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Private Security Officer

Private Security Officer Course - Private Security Officer

Security guards patrol and protect property against theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity.


Security guards also called security officers, protect property, enforce rules on the property, and deter criminal activity. Some guards are assigned a stationary position from which they monitor alarms or surveillance cameras. Other guards are assigned a patrol area where they conduct security checks.

Career Opportunities:

  • Private Security Officer

Employment Outlook:

Overall employment of security guards and gaming surveillance officers is projected to grow 4% from 2018 to 2028.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $13.36 hourly or $27,790 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 40 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program.  Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP APrivate Security Officer40 Hours
Total Hours: 40

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Private Security Officer is available at the following school (s):

North Miami Adult Education CenterMonday - Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

North Miami Adult Education Center
(305) 981-6774
Michelle Gilles
Sylvia Francois
Ext. 2196
Ext. 2380



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