Public Safety Administration (PSA) is designed to provide students, as well as practitioners, with knowledge and skills in the technical, managerial, and administrative areas necessary for entrance or advancement within various public service sectors.

A PSA student will select one of the four (4) curriculum tracks within the program that most closely relates to their current or intended area of employment:

  • Correction Services
  • Emergency & Fire Management Services
  • Law Enforcement Services
  • Security and Loss Prevention.

Courses

Required Courses for Degree
ACA 122 College Transfer Success
CIS 110 Intro to Computers
CJC 151 Intro to Loss Prevention
CJC 152 Intro to Sec/Protect Service
CJC 153 Private Security Operations
CJC 154 Private Security Business
CJC 170 Critical Incident Mgmt Pub Safety
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 70-71

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 152 Intro to Sec/Protect Service 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3
14 4 0 16
SPRING SEMESTER
PAD 152 Ethics in Government 3 0 0 3
PAD 251 Public Finance & Budgeting 3 0 0 3
CJC 153 Private Security Operations 3 2 0 3
CJC 151 Intro to Loss Prevention 3 0 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
POL 120 American Government OR 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
18 2 0 18
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 154 Private Security Business 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
67-68 10 0 70-71
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE: 70-71