Security Guard

The need to protect citizens, businesses and property is more prevalent than ever. The Security Training Program at DCC will prepare you to work many positions in New York state including bouncer, doorman, store detective, loss prevention officer, bodyguard, VIP protection, campus security officer, armored car guard, watchman, security officer/guard and security specialist.

We offer three different NY state-approved programs depending on whether you are new to the industry, looking to recertify or keep your certification active. Our students are diverse and include retired executives, teachers and law enforcement as well as those looking to start a career in security, as there are many opportunities for advancement and promotion.

The 8-Hour Pre-Assignment Training will be meet through remote digital learning environments such as Zoom and/or Collaborate for “live” group classes. Students will also be using remote environments such as Blackboard and email for asynchronous components. Students will need a computer, tablet or smart phone with reliable wifi connection.

Please note: registration for the class will close one week before the start date! You will be expected to regularly check your email for instructions on how to join the “live” classes and log into your Blackboard account. If the start date is approaching and you have not seen an email from us, please check your spam folder. You must also attempt to log into your account a few days prior to the start of the course so that you can notify us of any problems that may require assistance from the computer helpdesk.

The 8-Hour Annual In-Service and the 16-Hour On-the-Job Trainings will be offered in-person. You will receive further procedural and safety guidelines via email. These are mandatory guidelines and must be followed if you are to come on campus. Students and teachers are required to wear a mask and social distancing is to be practiced.


Office of Workforce Development & Continuing Education

Bowne Hall, Room 222/223
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 431-8900