Alberta Basic Security Training Course

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The course outcomes for this training are intended to provide participants with knowledge and skills in their role and responsibilities as security professionals. Columbia College offers the Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) course.

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Columbia College Calgary

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Program Duration

39 Hours

Program Intakes

September, August

Class Type



Alberta Student Aid, Scholarship

Program Description

Each participant will be provided with a course Participant Manual which complements the course materials, interactive discussion, and video-based exercises which make up this course.
The Alberta Basic Security Training course consists of seven modules to be taught in a classroom setting or online over a period of 38.5 hours.
Upon successful completion of the 38.5 hour security training course an individual will be eligible to write the mandatory provincial exam.
Course Delivery
Please refer to the options below for the various Course Delivery options. Courses are offered full time and various part time options are available. Please contact the department for current schedules.

Weekend Delivery Schedule ? September 2021 ? August 2022
Full Time Delivery Schedule ? September 2021 ? August 2022
Please note: Other delivery methods are available on an as-needed basis. Please call for more information.

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