Course Code: GES225
Begin the course by learning about self-esteem, how to set goals, various learning styles, and how to use professional technology in the work force.
Cover time, stress, and anger management. Discuss conflict resolution strategies, communication and diversity in the workplace, and more.
Understand the basic professionalism and ethic required. Learn how to have peaceful relations with criminals and the police force, as well as how to write reports.
Master an understanding of how to handle evidence, provide testimony, and interview witnesses. Learn how to control a crime scene and secure information.
Learn about fire and safety prevention, office responsibilities, emergency safety plans, and first aid measures.
Complete the course by learning about some of the issues that may impact your job including stress, anger, and conflict.
18 High School Credits
Certified Protection Officer 1: Semester 1
Professional Uses of Technology
Security in Technology
21st-Century Written Business Communication
Conflict Resolution Strategies
Communication and Diversity
Communication in the Workplace
Sexual Harassment Awareness
Certified Protection Officer 1: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam
Certified Protection Officer 1: Semester 2
Types of Security
Protection of People
Basic Professionalism and Ethics
Basic Public Relations
Relations with Police
Memory and Observation Skills
Techniques for Writing Reports
Types of Patrol
Factors of Patrol
Protection Officers and Traffic Control
Methods of Controlling Traffic
Construction Traffic and Flagpersons
Certified Protection Officer 1: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam
Certified Protection Officer 2: Semester 1
Perimeter, Area, and Point Protection Systems
Techniques for Controlling Access and Egress
Badges, Digital Controls, and Barriers
Security of Information
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Basic Fire Prevention, Detection, and Suppression
Fire Classes and Extinguishers
Officer Responsibilities in Case of Fire
Emergency Measures Plan
Advanced First Aid
Certified Protection Officer 2: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam
Certified Protection Officer 2: Semester 2
What is Stress?
Signs and Symptoms of Stress
Sources of Stress
Techniques for Managing Stress
Anxiety and Stress
Mindset and Stress
Stress and Values Clarification
Stress at Work
Emotional Intelligence (EI)
Emotional Intelligence Skills
Addressing Violent Situations
Certified Protection Officer 2: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam
Karen Panerali has more than 20 years of experience in instruction, curriculum development, and academic support. Her teaching experience includes high school, college, and corporate training settings. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Journalism and a Master of Arts in liberal arts studies.
Kimberly Sher has been an academic coach for more than 13 years. Previously, she was a science instructor at the University of Miami. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in chemistry education.
Yianna Pavlakos is an Academic Coach and Social Studies Academic Support Instructor with 14 years of experience. She has a Bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy and a Master’s degree in history.
Shauna Paedae is a Math Academic Support Instructor. She is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s degree in statistics, a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, and 31 years of teaching experience.
All students entering Career Online High School must be at least 16 years of age prior to the first day of class and have successfully completed the 8th Grade at an accredited institution. Minors will be required to obtain parental consent to enrollment and acknowledgment of responsibility.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has members and students in more than 50 countries around the globe, and offers a diverse array of opportunities for security officer professional development. It is committed to improving job performance of security officers by developing and promoting training and educational standards, holding seminars and education projects, and establishing ethics regulations. The IFPO has fostered greater professionalism in the security field, and courses they have certified are comprehensive and high-quality.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
The career component of this course takes an estimate of 120 hours to complete; however, the hours for the High School Diploma general education can vary based on the number of high school credits you have prior to enrollment.
All of our courses are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Depending on how many credits you transfer in, you can be on your way to earning your high school diploma in a few months. Upon registering, you are given eighteen months to complete this course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
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Once you are ready to start the course, our Registrar will analyze your transcripts and apply credits for any coursework you completed that fulfills our credit transfer requirements. Elective credits do not apply since the electives we offer are needed for you to earn your career certification. Click here to download the transcript request form.
To arm you with the tools you need to find a job, we will teach you to create essential documents such as your resume and a cover letter.
A GED or General Equivalency Diploma requires you to pay for an exam. Preparing for the exam does not always provide you with the learning opportunities you could benefit from by completing coursework. Additionally, this course gives you the benefit of earning a career certificate. We encourage you to make the decision that is right for you, so research all of your options. Also, ask friends, family, and employers what their opinion is!