Public Safety - Program Description
This program focuses on the field of Public Safety and
explores careers in criminal justice and firefighting. Juniors
in this program will learn criminal justice techniques. Seniors
in this program will learn firefighting practices and techniques.
Students will also have an opportunity of earning between 12-16
College Credit Hours in Criminal Justice from Eastern Gateway Community College.
Students in this program will learn:
- Traffic investigation and enforcement
- Report writing
- Crime scene investigation and processing
- Private and industrial security
- Search and seizure laws & arrest
- Unarmed self-defense
Public Safety Higher Education Options
Graduates can continue on to either a two-year associate degree or a four-year bachelor's degree in criminal justice, with a focus on either police science/police administration or corrections, offered at Youngstown State University and Kent State University. Because of age and education requirements in most public security areas, a three- or four-year delay is likely before you can legally become a public peace officer. Your MCCTC Criminal Justice education can also help you specialize in security, intelligence or police work in the armed forces.
Articulation Agreements with the following institutions:
Public Safety Industry Credentials
- FFI &FFII (12 credits)
- EMT (12 credits)
- NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800 (10 credits)
- Dispatch (3 credits)
- CPR (1 credit)
- OSHA (1 credit)
Public Safety Industry Organization
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