Public Safety Administration

Public Safety Administration A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science
Program Code: 

The Public Safety Administration curriculum 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 safety and government organizations.

Course work in diverse subject areas includes public safety administration and education, interagency operations, crisis leadership, government and agency financial management, professional standards, incident management, administrative law, and supervision, while providing a streamlined pathway that recognizes the value of previously earned skill sets and credentials within the public safety sector.

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


Clint Gorman, Dean of Emergency Services

First Semester

ACA 115
1 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 143
3 Credit Hour(s)
PAD 151
3 Credit Hour(s)
EPT 140
3 Credit Hour(s)

Second Semester

ENG 114
3 Credit Hour(s)
PAD 252
3 Credit Hour(s)
FIP 152
3 Credit Hour(s)
FIP 228
3 Credit Hour(s)
FIP 276
3 Credit Hour(s)

Third Semester

HUM 115
3 Credit Hour(s)
BUS 137
3 Credit Hour(s)

Fourth Semester

POL 120
3 Credit Hour(s)
PAD 254
3 Credit Hour(s)
BUS 153
3 Credit Hour(s)
BUS 270
3 Credit Hour(s)
SPA 120
3 Credit Hour(s)

Fifth Semester

MAT 152 may be substituted for MAT 143.

Fifth semester:  select EMS, Fire, EM Option, Law Enforcement Option, or Corrections Option.

PST classes will give credit for NC State Certifications. 

Curriculum is based on the 2019-20 catalog.



  • 64 Total Credit Hours Required