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Welcome to Focus Career Solutions,Inc

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help needy members of our communities without discrimination as to race, creed or national origin or other defining characteristics. Though our program is based in Bronx, we serve communities in the Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens. We provide services through a network of linkages and cooperative agreements with community-based organizations, businesses, churches and city and state governmental authorities

Introduction to New York State Preparation courses for Security Guard License

Training for security guards was mandated in New York State by the Security Guard Act of 1992. The Act requires that all security guards complete three training courses. New York State requires that all courses be conducted at approved training schools, by certified instructors. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Division of Licensing Services has oversight responsibility for the licensing and registration of all security guards in New York State.

Qualifications

The applicant must have a New York State residential address. Must be at least 18 years or older. No criminal background record, and if so, must provide an accusatory tool and disposition letters. A valid driver’s license or non-driver’s identification. A valid social security number (original social security card). Other state documentation may qualify, please inquire.

Eight Hour Pre-Assignment Training course for Security Guards

The first required course is the Eight Hours Pre-Assignment Training course. This is a general introductory course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued a certificate. This certificate must accompany the applicant's registration form when submitted to the NYS Department of Licensing Services. You should call the state for a Unique Identification number (UID #) to begin working as a security guard in the State of New York.
This course reviews the Role of a Security Guard, Primary Directives, Legal Powers & Limitations, Justification of Force, typical offenses encountered by Security Guards, Emergency Situations, Communications & Public Relations, Elements of Access Control, Elements and Design, Ethics and Identification, Security Guards Code of Conduct. Sexual Harassment and Application Process Review.

Prerequisite:

Fluent in English reading, writing and speaking

General 16 Hours On-The-Job (OTJ) Training course for Security Guards

The second required course is the 16 Hour On-The-Job Training. This training is relevant to the guard's duties, requirements of the work site, and the needs of the employer. Focus Career Solutions conducts this training in an approved classroom setting or at an approved work site conducive to learning. This Training Course for Security Guards must be within 90 days of initial employment as a security guard.
This course reviews Security verses safety and expectations, Functions and Responsibilities of a Security Guards within the Corporate, Retail and Residential Worksites, Sensitivity Issues and Suggestions, Post Equipment and Appearance, Post Assignments, Criminal Law and their Definition Actions, Identifying Fake Identifications, Crowd Control, Warning of Terrorist events, Gang Awareness, Preventing Cargo Theft, Domestic Violence and Incident, Department of Labor Laws and Report Writing, HIPAA Law, Reporter verses Journalist, Homeland Security Terrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Who should take this course?

8 Hrs Pre- Assigned certified security guard

Eight Hours Annual In-Service Training course for Security Guards

The third required course is the Eight Hours Annual In-Service Training course. This training must be completed each calendar year following completion of the 16 Hour O-T-J Training course. Focus Career Solutions has designed this program to meet current training needs and to refresh or update guards in changes in the security field. The guard must complete this course as a prerequisite for renewal of his or her security guard registration.
This course reviews the Role of a Security Guard, Legal issues and liabilities, Emergency Procedures, Communications & Public Relations. Elements of Access Control, report writing, Ethics and codes, and much more…

Who should take this course?

New York State Department of State Division of Licensing Services- registered card members

Prerequisite:

Fluent in English reading, writing and speaking

Other Enhancement Courses

Basic Communication Skills for Unarmed Law Enforcement

This course reviews safety issues in the workplace, First impression, Understanding different types of communication, Stress and traumatic stress, Religion and Politics in the workplace, Techniques for effective listening, Understanding natural language, Verbal judo vs. martial judo, Identifying attitudes, Body language on the front lines, How to juggle multiples assignments and management, How to determine a threatening atmosphere, Discovering your predominating style, Diversity in the workplace, Workplace violence, Domestic violence in the workplace, Planning and Prevention methods, Evaluating your productivity on the job.

Who should take this course?

Unarmed law enforcement

Security guards

Corporate Managerial Staff

Hospitality and Travel Tourism

Retail Industry

Prerequisite:

Fluent in English reading, writing and speaking

Fire Guard Prep Course (Certification Of Fitness-COF)

This course familiarize you with the application process and Fire Department of New York study material, covers test taking techniques, requirements and duties, fire extinguisher devices and systems, general safe guards, smoking regulations, emergency procedures and inspections

F – 52 FOR HOTELS/MOTELS

F – 54 FOR OFFICE BUILDINGS

Who should take this course?

Law enforcement

Security guards

Corporate staff

Retail staff

Residential

Prerequisite:

Fluent in English reading, writing and speaking

Medal Detection/ Lost Prevention

This course reviews Technology used in lost prevention, Shoplifting, Shoplifting probable cause, The Approach, The Detention, Use of force, Shoplifter Processing, Documentation, Avoiding false arrest, Supervisory advice, protecting workers at closing time, banking procedures, and in the event of trouble

Introduction to Anti-terrorism/ Haz-Mat

This course reviews what is Terrorism? The History of Terrorism, Domestic terrorism, The nature of biological weapons, Types of harm (TRACEMP)/ National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Personal protective equipment, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), Protect yourself, Indicators and Characteristics of Terrorist Activity, Female Bombers, How to use the bomb threat checklist report, What is the Homeland Security Advisory System, What is an Incident Command System?

Who should take this course?

Unarmed law enforcement

Security guards

Corporate Managerial Staff

Basic security data reporting

At the end of this course, you will be able to: describe parts of a computer. Identify and use window components. Use the mouse correctly. Perform basic file management tasks. Students will learn basic computer technology. What is computer? What is an operating system? What are the major physical components of the computer? What is the desktop? What are the major components of a window? And File Management

Prerequisite:

Fluent in English reading, writing and speaking

Medical Office Assistant
 
Microsoft Office User
     Specialist
 
Microsoft Office Suite and
     Customer Training
 
Administrative Office
     Assistant
 
Legal Office Assistant
 
Accounting and
     Quickbooks
 
Medical Assistant
 
Customer Service Training
 
GED Preparation
 
ESL Beginning
 

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