Public Safety

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Develop the skills needed to thrive in a variety of office settings from finance to leadership and everything in between.

What is Public Safety?

Business is the study of problems within organizations and the methodology to analyze and correct business personnel, finance, and knowledge problems.

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Public Safety Programs

The Criminal Justice Technology Degree program emphasizes a combination of criminal justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment as well as continued educational advancement to a four-year institution. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields. Program completion does not ensure certification of officer status in Georgia. Students must seek such certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council.

Emergency needs of patients is becoming more complex and demanding on Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, as well as the needs of the elderly, will continue to create demands for EMT’s and paramedics. The EMT provides basic life support, including: patient assessment; airway management; use of the automatic defibrillator, and; assisting patients with taking some of their own medication. Additionally, the EMT must understand all applicable legal, moral and ethical issues surrounding emergency medical service.

The Fire Science Technology Program offers a full complement of courses that closely align with the current trends of the fire service. Some credentials offered in the program provide entry-level training and national certification testing for students planning a career in Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Other credentials provide more advanced training for professional development and career advancement.

In the past physical evidence was limited to the examination of fingerprint patterns and spent firearm shell casings. However, with the current advances in molecular biology and forensic science technology, this physical evidence can consist of biological material that can be used for DNA analysis, toxicological material and other trace evidence such as fabric from clothing and soil particles. Because of the results of their laboratory skills and training contribute significantly to a verdict of guilt or innocence, forensic laboratory technicians must maintain the highest levels of ethics, integrity and remain unbiased in their examination and analysis of the evidence collected. Upon successful completion of the Bio-science Forensics program courses, students will receive a Technical Certificate of Credit in Forensics.

The Paramedicine program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT-I 1985/AEMT levels to the Paramedic level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) ® Paramedic certification examination and apply for licensure with the Georgia Department of Public Health – Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma as a Paramedic.