Security Guard

​This is a 10-week program in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) that prepares individuals with disabilities for jobs in retail, hospital, college and private security. The program includes classroom and on-the-job training and is taught by a CCBC instructor.

Training Includes:

  • Security Guard duties & responsibilities
  • Report writing & investigations
  • Health & safety
  • Communication skills
  • Emergency planning & response
  • Professional conduct
  • Crime prevention
  • First Aid & CPR Certifications

Program Requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Have an 8th grade reading level – a high school diploma or GED is preferred
  • Be able to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Be able to write required reports
  • Be able to work flexible hours
  • Have good observation skills
  • Participate in physical training
  • Complete a career assessment at WTC

All participants must be able to pass the Maryland State Police standards for security guard certification.  Those standards prohibit:

  • A Violent Felony conviction
  • Non-Violent Felony conviction with no jail time (applicant must wait 10 years from conviction date for standard to be exempt)
  • Non-Violent Felony conviction with jail time (applicant must wait 15 years from conviction date for standard to be exempt
  • Active Parole and/or Probation for felony or misdemeanor
  • Domestic Assault conviction
  • Current Protective Orders (Order must be closed before an applicant can be considered)
  • Current Domestic Protective Orders
  • Moral turpitude (gross disregard for moral standards) offenses

Employment Outlook:

Employment opportunities for security guards are expected to grow by 10% during the next 10 years.  Average hourly wage in Maryland is $14.00.

Students sit around a table listening to the instructor. 
The program includes classroom as well as hands-on training.

Two students spar with an instructor wearing protective padding. Students learn how to use some of the tools of the trade.

A young man writes a report while monitoring a bank of video surveillance monitors.
 A charging station holding seven walkie talkies.