Industrial Security Administration

I.     Course Prefix/Number: LAE 275

       Course Name: Industrial Security Administration

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite


III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course examines the principles of industrial security.  Content includes organization and management of industry and government security, and administrative and legal responsibilities.

IV.   Learning Objectives

The course will be concerned with the following goals and objectives:
    A. Organization of security operations
    B. Essentials of a security program
    C. Terrorism in industry – update
    D. Industrial fire and disaster plans
    E. Computer security
    F. Prevention of frauds and thefts
    G. Crime prevention techniques
    H. Residential/business and industrial security surveys
    I. Systems approach and security planning

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

Field Notes and Report Writing
Observation Skills and Memory
Patrol Principles
Safety and the protection Officer
Operational Risk

Physical Security Applications/CCTV
Alarm System Fundamentals
Central Alarm Station & Dispatch Centers
Access Control
Crime Scene Procedures
Foundations for Surveillance
Interviewing Techniques
Investigation Concepts  & Practices

Explosive Devices & Threats & Search Procedures
Fire Prevention, Detection, and Response
Protection Officers & Emergency Response-Legal and Operational
Legal Aspects of Security
Protection Officer Law U.S.

Workplace Violence
Employee Dishonesty & Crime in Business
Use of Force
Apprehension and Detention Procedures

Effective Communications
Crisis Intervention
Security Awareness
Public Relations
Police and Security Liaison
Ethics and Professionalism

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lecture, reading assignments, written report, Security Survey, audio-visual materials, and guest speakers
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Selected reading assignments, written report, security survey, oral presentations.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

1. The final grade will be calculated on attendance, weekly quizzes, mid-term and final examination
2. Class participation and reading
3. Attendance: After three absences, your final grade will be reduced by one letter grade (A to B) and an additional grade reduction for each additional absence will lower your final grade.
4. Homework and class assignments

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at