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$50,000

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Animal Control Workers

Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.
Agriculture: Animal Science
Certificate of Accomplishment
Animal Husbandry
Certificate of Achievement
Animal Science
AS Degree
Animal Science
Certificate of Achievement
Animal Science
AA Degree

Crossing Guards

Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.

Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators

Act as oversight and security agent for management and customers. Observe casino or casino hotel operation for irregular activities such as cheating or theft by either employees or patrons. May use one-way mirrors above the casino floor, cashier's cage, and from desk. Use of audio/video equipment is also common to observe operation of the business. Usually required to provide verbal and written reports of all violations and suspicious behavior to supervisor.
Apprenticeship: Alliedbarton Security Officer-Manu. And Indust
Certificate of Achievement
Casino Management
Certificate of Achievement
Enterprise Security Professional
Certificate of Achievement
Enterprise Security Professional
AA Degree
Infrastructure Security
AS Degree

Intelligence Analysts

Gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.
Addictive Disorders Studies In The Criminal Justice System
AS Degree
Addictive Disorders Studies In The Criminal Justice System
Certificate of Achievement
Admin. of Justice for Transfer
AS-T Degree
Administration of Justice: Criminology
Certificate of Achievement
Administration of Justice: Criminology
AS Degree

Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.
Allied Health: EMT I
AS Degree
EMS Officer
Certificate of Achievement
EMT-1
Certiciate of Training
EMT-1 Refresher
Certiciate of Training
EMT-P: Paramedic
AS Degree

Loss Prevention Managers

Plan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.
ABE
Certificate of Competency
Accounting: Managerial
Certificate of Achievement
Addictive Disorders Studies In The Criminal Justice System
AS Degree
Addictive Disorders Studies In The Criminal Justice System
Certificate of Achievement
Admin. of Justice for Transfer
AS-T Degree

Parking Enforcement Workers

Patrol assigned area, such as public parking lot or city streets to issue tickets to overtime parking violators and illegally parked vehicles.

Private Detectives and Investigators

Gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.
Addictive Disorders Studies In The Criminal Justice System
AS Degree
Addictive Disorders Studies In The Criminal Justice System
Certificate of Achievement
Admin. of Justice for Transfer
AS-T Degree
Children in the Justice System
Certificate of Achievement
Criminal Justice
AA Degree

Retail Loss Prevention Specialists

Implement procedures and systems to prevent merchandise loss. Conduct audits and investigations of employee activity. May assist in developing policies, procedures, and systems for safeguarding assets.
Apprenticeship: Alliedbarton Security Officer-Manu. And Indust
Certificate of Achievement
Business Admin/Marketing, Retail Management (WAFC)
Certificate of Achievement
Business Admin/Marketing, Retail Management (WAFC)
AS Degree
Business Administration: Retail Management
AS Degree
Business Administration: Retail Management
AA Degree

Security Guards

Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment.
27 Correctional Science
Certificate of Achievement
Addictive Disorders Studies In The Criminal Justice System
AS Degree
Addictive Disorders Studies In The Criminal Justice System
Certificate of Achievement
Admin. of Justice for Transfer
AS-T Degree
Administration of Justice Correctional Technologies
Certificate of Achievement
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