Retail, Physical, and Public Security
Most Retail, Physical, and Public Security Job Corps graduates go to work for businesses in need of security support. Security provides surveillance around the clock, or during the company’s business hours, by working 8-hour shifts or longer with rotating schedules.
Students in Retail, Physical, and Public Security are trained in the following subject areas:
- Learn how to implement procedures and systems to prevent merchandise loss
- Execute an organization’s security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets
- Investigate known or suspected theft
- Implement monitor processes to reduce losses
- Identify and report shortages
Before entering the program, students must:
- Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
- Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
- Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
- Have a clean criminal record. (varies by state)
- Complete 6 months of full-time work experience in addition to Job Corps training
- Provide two references (e.g., career technical training instructor and work-based learning supervisor).
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
- Attention to detail
- Quick decision-making skills
- Stress tolerance
Retail, Physical, and Public Security Numbers to Know
National average earning potential for this career
Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.
Centers offering training in this program