Security

During the pandemic, the California Public Health Officer has designated a list of Essential Critical Infrastructure sectors and, therefore, the workers in these sectors have been designated as critical to protect the health and well-being of all Californians. When Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 ordering Californians to shelter in place, individuals who worked Essential Critical Infrastructure sectors were able to continue working and faced less economic hardship.

One Essential Critical Infrastructure sector is the Emergency Services Sector (ESS). Most ESS workers are public employees who provide a wide range of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery services during both day-to-day operations and emergency incident response (e.g. police and fire departments). However, this sector also includes private security organizations, and these organizations need employees! MCAS works closely with numerous security firms to connect them to qualified candidates. We offer a variety of Security Officer training programs to prepare students to pass the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) guard card exam and provide excellent customer service for security firm clients.

MCAS has a public-private partnership to provide the highest quality instruction for students. This partnership means that many classes are held away the MCAS campus closer to Los Angeles to help students overcome barriers of transportation.

Security Officer

Class to be held:
Check with the MCAS office for enrollment dates and locations.

Total Program Fee:
$1,995

Security Officer
Check with the MCAS office for enrollment dates and locations.

The Security Officer program is a 1 week, 40 hour training program that provides students the skills and knowledge to become a private security guard and prepares students to pass the BSIS exam and earn a guard card. This 40-hour training program delivers courses from the three categories outlined in Article 9 Section 643 of the California BSIS Security Guard Training Regulations. Students complete 8 hours of instruction in Section 643 I Power to Arrest Courses, 16 hours in Section 643 II Mandatory Courses and 16 hours in Section 643 III Elective Courses.

These 40 hours cover comprehensive security topics: powers to arrest, weapons of mass destruction, public relations, observation & documentation, communication, legal / liability aspects, and first aid / CPR among others. Students receive certificates of completion for each course completed within the training. Successful graduates become registered by BSIS as a security guard and work as an entry level guard. More than 90% of students are hired with an MCAS partner security firm before they begin training. Cost of the program includes course curriculum, LiveScan background check, and BSIS application fee.




Security Officer - Armed

Class to be held:
Check with the MCAS office for enrollment dates and locations.

Total Program Fee:
$3,995

Security Officer - Armed
Check with the MCAS office for enrollment dates and locations.

The MCAS Security Officer - Armed is a 2-week, 80-hour program that builds upon the Security Officer program and provides an additional 40 hours of pepper spray, baton and firearms training.

In addition to completing all course objectives of the MCAS Security Officer training, students in this program receive comprehensive specialty training to properly use a baton, pepper spray, and firearms. Successful graduates become certified and registered by BSIS as a security guard, earn a BSIS Baton Permit, BSIS Pepper Spray Permit, and a BSIS Firearms permit. Graduates qualify as an entry level armed security guards. Please note part of the second week of training takes place on a firing range. Cost of the program includes course curriculum, LiveScan background check, BSIS application fee, range fees, and ammunition.

No Cost Training


Security Officer - 16 Hour Online

Class to be held:
Virtually

Total Program Fee:
$895

Security Officer - 16 Hour Online
Date TBD*

This is a 16 hour online training program that prepares students to pass the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) exam and earn a guard card. This program delivers all instruction online due to the current pandemic. In addition to the 8 hours of instruction in BSIS Power to Arrest Courses, students complete two of the 4 hour Mandatory Courses BSIS requires guards to complete within thirty (30) days of starting employment. The 16 hour program addresses the following security topics: powers to arrest, weapons of mass destruction, public relations, and observation & documentation. Students receive certificates of completion for each BSIS Section 643 course completed within the training to provide to employers. Successful graduates become registered by BSIS as a security guard and work as an entry level guard. More than 90% of MCAS students are hired with an MCAS partner security firm before they begin training. Cost of the program includes course curriculum, LiveScan background check, and BSIS application fee.




Security Officer - 16 Hour

Class to be held at:
Main Campus (MTN)
920 South Mountain Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Total Program Fee:
$995

Security Officer - 16 Hour
Date TBD*

This is the in-person version of the MCAS Security Officer – 16 Hour Online training program. MCAS will offer this program in person once the COVID-19 pandemic passes and the County Public Health Officer allows face-to-face instruction at Institutes of Higher Education.




Security Officer - 8 Hour Online

Class to be held:
Virtually

Total Program Fee:
$695

Security Officer - 8 Hour Online
Date TBD*

This is an 8 hour online training program that prepares students to pass the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) exam and earn a guard card. This program delivers all instruction online due to the current pandemic. The course provides the minimum 8 hours of instruction in the BSIS Power to Arrest Courses for students to be eligible for a guard card. The 8 hour program covers powers to arrest and weapons of mass destruction. Other BSIS Mandatory Courses must be completed within thirty (30) days of starting employment. Successful graduates become registered by BSIS as a security guard and work as an entry level guard. More than 90% of MCAS students are hired with an MCAS partner security firm before they begin training. Cost of the program includes course curriculum, LiveScan background check, and BSIS application fee.




Security Officer - 8 Hour

Class to be held at:
Main Campus (MTN)
920 South Mountain Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Total Program Fee:
$595

Security Officer - 8 Hour
Date TBD*

This is the in-person version of the MCAS Security Officer – 8 Hour Online training program. MCAS will offer this program in person once the COVID-19 pandemic passes and the County Public Health Officer allows face-to-face instruction.




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