Public Safety Technology (PST)

Description

The Public Safety Technology program prepares students to respond to the nation’s need for highly trained security professionals who understand the global threat to our infrastructure.

While earning an Associate of Applied Science degree, students learn to help secure borders, airports, waterways and seaports; prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters; and provide counter-terrorism and law enforcement intelligence support.

The program was developed in conjunction with local industry representatives to assure that local needs and requirements were addressed. Students who complete the program receive training and certification relevant to a public safety career and gain skills that may enhance upward mobility for career professionals.

Related Programs

Program Code

PST.AAS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Perform risk assessments and develop emergency response plans
  • Provide a safe environment for organizations, employees, and customers
  • Provide for the safety and well being of the community

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$35,000 – $50,000 annually

Employment Outlook

Graduates of the Public Safety Technology program are prepared to work in varied roles in organizations concerned with public and private sector emergency and security management. Potential employers include businesses, private security companies, airports, law enforcement and other government agencies, and the military.

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Public agencies
  • Health care facilities
  • Construction companies

Co-op Salary Projections

$0 (unpaid internship) to $15.00/hr

Curriculum

Public Safety Technology (PST)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
PST 100 Introduction to Emergency Management ( B) 3 0 3
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology ( G) 3 0 3
MAT 130 Intermediate Algebra for Statistics ( G) 3 2 4
CRJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice ( B) 3 0 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
Semester 2      
PST 110 Introduction to Homeland Security ( T) 3 0 3
PHI 110 Ethics ( G) 3 0 3
PST 120 Intelligence Analysis and Security Management ( T) 3 0 3
EVT 105 Environmental Sampling ( T) 2 3 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 3      
PST 115 Introduction to Terrorist Groups ( T) 3 0 3
COMM 110 Public Speaking ( B) 3 0 3
CRJ 125 Criminology ( B) 3 0 3
PST 205 Transportation Security ( T) 3 0 3
Semester 4      
CRJ 135 Criminal Law ( B) 3 0 3
EVT 187 Materials Transportation Safety and Security ( T) 1 2 2
PST 130 Public Safety Communication Practices ( T) 3 0 3
PST 125 Public Safety Contingency Planning ( T) 3 0 3
EVT 215 Utilities Safety and Security ( T) 1 2 2
Semester 5      
EVT 237 Environmental Impact of Weapons of Mass Destruction ( T) 1 2 2
EVT 257 Environmental Risk Assessment ( T) 1 2 2
PST 29X Public Safety Technology Experiential Learning Elective (T)   1 40 2
Total Credits:       63

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Topics in Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
PST Experiential Learning Elective  
PST 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Public Safety Technology 2
PST 294 Full Time Internship 1: Public Safety Technology 2

Contacts

Program Chair
William (Bill) Mehbod, BS, EMT-P
(513) 569-4946