Public Safety programs are designed to help students focus on planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
This program is designed for the student who desires to obtain a broad educational basis for criminal justice-related occupations or advancement in the profession. This program will help prepare the student for completion of an agency academy.
This program is designed for the student who desires to become a competent entry-level paramedic who can service the community with advanced life support care via the EMS infrastructure. Upon completion of the AAS program, the student will be eligible for National Registry testing and certification in Virginia. Employment for paramedics is available with ambulance, fire and rescue services, hospitals, government departments, sales and humanitarian relief organizations.
The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is a complete entry-level, learn-to-ride class. This 15-hour class consists of classroom and on-motorcycle instruction. Riders will learn basic skills of motorcycle operation and safe riding strategies under controlled range condition. The BRC program provides motorcycles (none larger than 500 cc), helmets and textbook for each rider. In the classroom, students will learn about different types of motorcycles, layout and operation of the basic controls, and street strategies to avoid trouble and stay safe.
The Career Studies Certificate in Public Safety Telecommunications prepares students for employment as confident and competent dispatchers in law enforcement, and/or fire and emergency medical services telecommunications centers. This program is designed to prepare graduates for industry certification and immediate career mobility into entry level emergency telecommunicator positions.