Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024. The continued desire for public safety is expected to lead to new openings for officers, although demand may vary by location.* Employment of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024. Limited state and local government funding for corrections will temper employment growth. However, job openings should be plentiful because many people leave the occupation each year. ** Platt College’s criminal justice program provides a solid educational foundation to pursue a variety of career paths in the field.
Both programs include all coursework necessary to earn the basic CA Guard Card certification.
As part of its Criminal Justice curriculum, Platt College offers students the opportunity to earn their Guard Card certificate. The College is authorized by the Bureau of Security And Investigative Services (BSIS), a division of the Department of Consumer Affairs in the state of California to offer this training, which includes 8 hour power to arrest training, as well as the additional 32 hours of training required (in various subjects) to become a licensed security guard in California.