ERIC Number: ED160155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Needs Assessment Study and Curriculum Development for a Public and Private Security Program at Alvin Community College.
A needs assessment for a community college curriculum in public and private security was conducted by surveying 50 high schools, four-year colleges, and private security agencies in the Alvin Community College area; 36 institutions responded. Findings revealed: most have a designated director of their security program; most would rather hire the two-year security graduate than a non-graduate; 32 did not offer pay incentive for education; 21 did not have a training program for their employees; 24 said there was a need for a two-year degree or a one-year certificate program; and 20 would not send their employees to Alvin Community College for training. The comments indicated there was not a clear understanding regarding security education. Recommendations included the following: the public and private security program should be implemented with certain limitations; implementation of the program should occur in four stages (non-credit courses, credit courses, subordinate credit, autonomous credit); an additional study should be made of knowledge and attitude of security officials regarding security education; and information regarding successful programs should be collected. A review of the literature, a bibliography, and appendices containing the questionnaire, list of those surveyed, curriculum outlines, and list of career opportunities are included. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alvin Community Coll., TX.