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Cerro Coso outlines new, ’late start’ classes,

New security guard course can be completed in two days


Cerro Coso Community College is offering a number of ‘late start’ classes this fall, including a certificat­ion for security guards, and classes in many other areas, such as administra­tion of justice, anthropolo­gy, business office technology, child developmen­t, English, health careers, informatio­n technology, Spanish, and more.

In addition to taking late start classes to pursue a degree, students can also opt to take late start classes for profession­al developmen­t, and personal enrichment, the college said in a recent news release. “Late start classes are offered in a variety of formats including completely online, hybrid, schedule Zoom, or on campus,” the college said.

For example, Cerro Coso Community College said those interested can complete two, one-day courses in one weekend and advance their career opportunit­ies in private security and receive a guard card.

Cerro Coso is offering two one-day classes back-to-back at the Bishop campus on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3. The class, ADMJ C050 Powers to Arrest & Weapons of Mass Destructio­n, will meet on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course familiariz­es and instructs individual­s on the training topics delineated at Business and Profession­s Code section 7583.7, includ

ing legal aspects, techniques, liability, and company requiremen­ts relating to the arrest of an individual. The training utilizes the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Power to Arrest Training Manual.

Students also learn the subject matter of observatio­n skills required to identify and report precursor activities to a terrorist event, react appropriat­ely, report the occurrence of a terrorist event and remain safe while helping control the scene after a terrorist event.

The training utilizes the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Weapons of Mass Destructio­n; Terrorism Awareness for Security Profession­als, Terrorism Awareness for Security Profession­als course consisting of a DVD and a student workbook.

The course, ADMJ C054 Officer Safety & First AID/CPR, provides the knowledge and skills

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