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Public Safety Technology (PST)


Note: the Public Safety Technology program is not admitting new students at this time.

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.

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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

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Varies, depending on workplace

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) - $15.00/hr


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Public Safety Technology (PST)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
PST 100Introduction to Emergency Management ( B) 303
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology ( G) 303
CRJ 105Introduction to Criminal Justice ( B) 303
MAT 115Pre-Statistics 223
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
Semester 2  
PST 110Introduction to Homeland Security ( T) 303
PHI 110Ethics ( G) 303
PST 120Intelligence Analysis and Security Management ( T) 303
EVT 105Environmental Sampling ( T) 233
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
Semester 3  
PST 115Introduction to Terrorist Groups ( T) 303
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
CRJ 125Criminology ( B) 303
PST 205Transportation Security ( T) 303
Semester 4  
CRJ 135Criminal Law ( B) 303
EVT 187Materials Transportation Safety and Security ( T) 122
PST 125Public Safety Contingency Planning ( T) 303
PST 140Public Safety Telecommunicator 603
EVT 215Utilities Safety and Security ( T) 122
Semester 5  
EVT 237Environmental Impact of Weapons of Mass Destruction ( T) 122
EVT 257Environmental Risk Assessment ( T) 122
PST 29X Public Safety Technology Experiential Learning Elective (T)  1402
Total Credits:    62


First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
PST Experiential Learning Elective
PST 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Public Safety Technology2
PST 294Full Time Internship 1: Public Safety Technology2

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Note: the Public Safety Technology program is not admitting new students at this time.
Mark Jackson
(513) 569-4213
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