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9.4 Career and Technical Education
ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand L. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security Career Cluster
Pathway (3) Security & Protective Services
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.L.(3).1 Compare and contrast proprietary and contracted security operations to demonstrate an understanding of the benefits and challenges of each in providing protective and security services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).2 Examine crime prevention concepts to understand how they can be applied and how they relate to security and protective services functions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.L.(3).3 Exhibit active listening and speaking techniques when communicating to accurately receive and transmit security-related directives, technical concepts, and other information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).4 Employ verbal communication techniques to deliver presentations and communicate technical information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).5 Demonstrate knowledge of how to interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonverbal messages to distinguish fact from fabrication.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).6 Demonstrate competency in writing using a range of formats common to this pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).7 Employ verbal communication techniques when using radio and other communications devices common to this pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).8 Describe the importance of good public relations techniques and how they can be used in security settings and crisis situations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.L.(3).9 Demonstrate the use of conflict resolution skills to resolve conflicts among individuals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Information Technology Applications: Technology is used to access, manage, integrate, and disseminate information.
9.4.12.L.(3).10 Demonstrate the use of information technology tools common to this pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.L.(3).11 Compare and contrast the criminal justice field and the security field, examining roles, responsibilities, tools, and techniques, in order to better understand the needs of this pathway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).12 Apply basic management principles to demonstrate effective supervision and management of a security force or an organization’s security program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).13 Analyze and summarize the importance of and the roles individuals play in intelligence analysis in order to understand its importance to crime prevention and homeland security.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.L.(3).14 Describe safety, health, and environmental responsibilities of security personnel for establishing and maintaining safe work environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Leadership and Teamwork: Effective leadership and teamwork strategies foster collaboration and cooperation between business units, business partners, and business associates toward the accomplishment of organizational goals.
9.4.12.L.(3).15 Examine and summarize the importance of establishing relationships with people, organizations, and functions in order to demonstrate the role of liaison in the security and protective services field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Legal responsibilities, professional ethics, and codes of conduct affect management practices, business performance, and regulatory compliance, as well as the confidence of customers, business partners, and investors.
9.4.12.L.(3).16 Analyze and summarize the impact of industry-specific legal issues on the security and protective services field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).17 Apply ethical and legal reasoning in a range of situations faced by security and protective services personnel.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).18 Model appropriate responses to situations involving Fourth Amendment rights to demonstrate an understanding of the amendment’s impact on actions related to security and protective services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).19 Evaluate and summarize the rights of an individual being interrogated under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments in order to ensure trial, jury, and due process rights for individuals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).20 Analyze and summarize the impact of the Fourteenth Amendment as it relates to due process and equal protection in order to ensure that security and protective services professionals respect the constitutional rights of individuals they encounter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).21 Analyze and summarize the limits and types of interrogation procedures in order to protect the rights of both and non-U.S. citizens.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).22 Compare and contrast alternatives to unethical or illegal actions taken by organizations in private security situations, select the best approach, and justify that selection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.L.(3).23 Explain how risk management principles can be applied to protect assets in a range of security settings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).24 Demonstrate a basic understanding of security systems and their role in an overall security strategy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).25 Examine and summarize procedures for basic incident responses in order to demonstrate an understanding of the security officer’s role and responsibility in handling them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).26 Demonstrate proficiency in the performance of selected tasks related to the roles and responsibilities of security officers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).27 Compare and contrast personnel security approaches in government and commercial settings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).28 Compare and contrast types and techniques of security investigations as they apply to business settings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).29 Examine and summarize the need to protect sensitive information, and the concepts and techniques used by security professionals to ensure the security of information and other intangible assets.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).30 Examine and summarize the need to protect information technology and associated systems to understand the role of security professionals in protecting these assets.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).31 Analyze and summarize the value of initial and follow-up security training programs for employees to understand the security specialist’s role in preparing and providing that training.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).32 Analyze and summarize the roles of security surveys, inspections, and exercises to properly assess security needs, test existing protection measures, and prepare employees for unexpected situations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).33 Examine and summarize the concepts of “preparedness” and “response” for disaster situations to demonstrate understanding of the security professional’s role in unforeseen events.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).34 Compare and contrast the elements and techniques of critical infrastructure protection to reduce the risk associated with key terrorist targets and to reduce the impact of natural disasters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(3).35 Compare and contrast crime prevention concepts to understand how they can be applied and how they relate to security and protective services functions.