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Security - Loss Prevention Specialist

Certificate of Achievement

Program Overview

If you want to quickly get started in a career as a loss prevention specialist, the Security - Loss Prevention Specialist Certificate of Achievement is for you. 

Loss prevention is a critical part of the security industry in that it helps retailers keep costs low and helps preserve the health of individual stores and chains.

Working in loss prevention is an excellent way to break into a criminology career, providing great opportunities to gain valuable experience that will translate well into other fields, such as law enforcement.

Earning Potential

Job growth is on the rise in this area and is expected to grow more than 11% over the next 10 years.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $49,800 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Security Management
  • Loss Prevention Manager
  • Investigator
  • Career advisor working with student.
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About Delta's Program

When the Security - Loss Prevention Specialist program is successfully completed, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in security/loss prevention. This 18-credit Certificate of Achievement will help you stand out among other applicants. Credits can be applied to the Loss Prevention Specialist Associate in Applied Arts degree, which is also offered by Delta.

Some positions that students completing this program have had are:

  • Loss prevention detective
  • Private investigation employee
  • Loss prevention manager

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Facts & Figures

Student to professor ratio
With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.
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95% of our professors have a master’s degree or higher.

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