Note: The winter 2021 Prince Albert intake of this program is suspended.
Security officers are in high demand—at mine sites, industrial facilities, entertainment venues and community events. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s applied certificate program opens the door to careers with a wide variety of employers.
You’ll need good people skills, a sense of integrity and professionalism. You’ll also need to be living a healthy lifestyle and be comfortable working with culturally diverse groups.
Security Officer is a 12-week applied certificate program offered at various on-campus and off-campus locations. The program prepares you to work in various security settings. You’ll get practical knowledge and skill development in:
- control tactics and crime prevention techniques
- interpersonal communication and conflict resolution
- legislation for security officers
- mental health first aid
- personal wellness and professionalism
- reporting procedures
- security procedures and protocols
Being a security officer means being out in the world. Your program gives you practical, boots-on-the-ground experience in a community setting. You’ll practice communication and problem-solving skills, and perform the type of routine tasks assigned to security officers.
Preparing You for Licensing
In Saskatchewan (and most other provinces), security officers must be licensed by the provincial Ministry of Justice. Our program prepares you to write the exam and earn your security guard certificate.