Public Safety Administration: Public Safety Management Certificate

Emergency Services class
Program Code: C55480P1

Public Safety Administration: Public Safety Management Certificate

The Public Safety Management certificate quickly prepares professionals from any of the public safety disciplines for a variety of management positions. The certificate provides knowledge in EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Management; a broad view of all public safety disciplines. The certificate can be used as a building block toward the Public Safety Administration degree.

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: CJC, EMS, EPT, FIP, and PAD

Courses in this program

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This course introduces fundamental law enforcement operations. Topics include the contemporary evolution of law enforcement operations and related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to explain theories, practices, and issues related to law enforcement operations. There will be an emphasis on practical skills. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

This course stresses the principles of managing a modern emergency medical service system. Topics include the structure and function of municipal governments, EMS grantsmanship, finance, regulatory agencies, system management, legal issues, and other topics relevant to the EMS manager. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the principles of managing emergency medical service delivery systems.

This course covers the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Topics include organizing for emergency management, coordinating for community resources, public sector liability, and the roles of government agencies at all levels. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of comprehensive emergency management and the integrated emergency management system.

This course provides an overview of fire department operative services. Topics include finance, staffing, equipment, code enforcement, management information, specialized services, legal issues, planning, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to understand concepts and apply fire department management and operations principles.

This course includes an overview of the role of the public administrator in government and an examination of the development and implementation of public policy. Topics include public personnel administration and management, decision making, public affairs, ethics, organizational theories, budgetary functions within governmental agencies, and other governmental issues. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the functions of government in society and in the lives of people composing that society.

Total Credit Hours Required:
15

Curriculum is based on the 2020-21 catalog.

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