Security Guard Training Course

8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards

This is an 8 hour course required by New York State as the first step in obtaining a security guard registration card from the New York State Department of State. The course provides the student with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics covered in this course include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct. All students must attend 100% of the 8hr course, and pass an examination, for successful completion of this course.

Security Guard Courses are held at OCC Main Campus - Mulroy Hall. Mulroy Hall building; a stand-alone brick building, located across the street from the entrance to the OCC main campus area, on Route 173; the physical address for the building is:
4926 Onondaga Rd
Syracuse, NY 13215

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of OCC closing due to inclement weather, any Security Guard classes scheduled that day are also cancelled. The class will be rescheduled and all students will be called regarding the new date when the campus reopens. 

Security Guard Tuition Refund Policy:
8 hour Pre-Assignment Training: Students will be entitled to a 100% refund any time prior to the start of instruction. If a course is divided between two 4 hour days, student will be entitled to a 50% refund if the student cancels before start of second 4 hour block.
16 hour OJT course: Student will be entitled to a 50% refund if the student cancels before the start of the second 8 hour block of instruction.  If the instruction is divided between four 4 hour sessions, the refund schedule shall be 75%, 50%, and 25%.
A DCJS approved security guard training school cannot assess any non-refundable registration fees, cancellation fees, or deposits.

Course Prefix & #: POL.CE-016
Title: 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards  

Tuition: $75


Register online.  Or if you prefer to register by mail / fax / email, download the Security Guard Training registration form. Please note: we cannot accept registrations or payments by phone.

Payment for course can be made via check (payable to OCC; mailed with registration form), in person at OCC Student Accounts office, or online @

Tuition: $75

Scheduled Classes 

Term Section Name Day Date of Class Time Location Reg Deadline
CE19FA POL.ce-016-001 Tues & Wed Sept 24 & 25, 2019 5:30-9:30pm OCC – Mulroy Hall, R226 9/23/19
CE19FA POL.ce-016-002 Wed & Thurs November 6 & 7, 2019 5:30-9:30pm OCC – Mulroy Hall, R226 11/5/19

Tuition: $75

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