Love being a corrections officer but looking for more responsibility? Piedmont Community College’s new Public Safety Administration degree can prepare you for that mid/upper level management job and give you college credit for your corrections officer work/training experience. Classes are available face-to-face or completely online!

Courses

Required Courses for Degree
ACA 122 College Transfer Success
CIS 110 Intro to Computers
CJC 141 Corrections
CJC 170 Critical Incident Mgmt Pub Safety
CJC 225 Crisis Intervention
CJC 232 Civil Liability OR
CJC 233 Correctional Law
CJC 240 Law Enforce Mgt. & Supervision
COM 231 Public Speaking
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
HUM 110 Technology and Society OR
HUM 120 Cultural Studies OR
HUM 121 The Nature of America
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy OR
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I
PAD 151 Intro to Public Administration
PAD 152 Ethics in Government
PAD 251 Public Finance & Budgeting
PAD 252 Public Policy Analysis
PAD 254 Grant Writing
POL 120 American Government OR
PSY 150 General Psychology
XXX 6 – General Elective (BUS, CJC, ECO, EMS, ENG, FIP, PST, PSY, SOC, SPA)

Semester Hours Required for Degree|67-68

Outlook for Employment

Employment opportunities exist with fire or police departments, emergency management organizations, federal, state and local governmental agencies, industrial firms, correctional facilities, private industries, insurance organizations, educational organizations, security and protective organizations, and through self-employment opportunities.

Process for Admissions

  • Submit a complete Application for Admission to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit official transcript(s) of high school education and all post-high school course work to the Office of Admissions if requested. Office GED scores or transcript of courses for the Adult High School Diploma may be submitted in lieu of the high school transcript.
  • Complete the Admission Placement Test.
  • Diploma and certificate admission requirements may vary. Contact the Admissions Office for details.

Suggested Course Sequence - Full Time Student

Course# Course Name CL. LB. CLIN. CR.
FALL SEMESTER
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
PAD 151 Intro to Public Administration 3 0 0 3
CJC 170 Critical Incident Mgmt Pub Safety 3 0 0 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3
15 4 0 16
SPRING SEMESTER
PAD 152 Ethics in Government 3 0 0 3
PAD 251 Public Finance & Budgeting 3 0 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
CJC 232 Civil Liability OR 3 0 0 3
CJC 233 Correctional Law 3 0 0 3
POL 120 American Government OR 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
15 0 0 15
SUMMER SEMESTER
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy OR 2 2 0 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 3 2 0 4
2-3 2 0 3-4
FALL SEMESTER
PAD 252 Public Policy Analysis 3 0 0 3
PAD 254 Grant Writing 3 0 0 3
CJC 240 Law Enforce Mgt. & Supervision 3 2 0 3
HUM 110 Technology and Society OR 3 0 0 3
HUM 120 Cultural Studies OR 3 0 0 3
HUM 121 The Nature of America 3 0 0 3
XXX General Elective 3 0 0 3
XXX General Elective 3 0 0 3
18 2 0 18
SPRING SEMESTER
CJC 225 Crisis Intervention 3 0 0 3
XXX General Elective 3 0 0 3
XXX General Elective 3 0 0 3
XXX General Elective 3 0 0 3
XXX General Elective 3 0 0 3
15 0 0 15
65-66 8 0 67-68
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE: 67-68