Industrial Security Administration
I. Course Prefix/Number: LAE 275
Course Name: Industrial Security Administration
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning 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
• 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
Observation Skills and Memory
Safety and the protection Officer
Physical Security Applications/CCTV
Alarm System Fundamentals
Central Alarm Station & Dispatch Centers
Crime Scene Procedures
Foundations for Surveillance
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.
Employee Dishonesty & Crime in Business
Use of Force
Apprehension and Detention Procedures
Police and Security Liaison
Ethics and Professionalism
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
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
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.