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Public Safety

Public Safety

Public safety is a broad term for any type of government or federal work that is intended to protect the general public. The goal of public safety professionals is the prevention of crime and protection of the population from harm. Organizations providing public safety services include Emergency Medical Services (EMS), fire departments, and other groups that respond and protect against threats. These groups also respond to natural disasters or man-made disasters with emergency medical services, and, if possible, prevent such events from occurring. While certain organizations serve as the frontline defense, other organizations are just as important in the field of public safety.

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Keiser University Campus

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Locations: Lakeland , Orlando , New Port Richey , More...
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Sullivan University

Sullivan University is a private institution of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of its students.

Programs:

  • Associate of Science in Justice & Public Safety Administration

Locations: Lexington
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UEI College

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice (11-Month Diploma Program)

Locations: El Monte , San Marcos , Bakersfield , More...
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Kaplan University

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • BS in Fire and Emergency Management

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South University, Online Programs

As a student at South University Online Programs, you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)

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Ashford University

You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.

Programs:

  • BA/Law Enforcement Administration

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Daymar College

We Change Lives...One Person At A Time. ®

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice, Associate of Science
  • Criminal Justice, Diploma

Locations: Bowling Green , Columbus , Nashville , More...
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YTI Career Institute

Your Journey Begins Here . At YTI Career Institute, we are your beacon-brightening your future outlook and lighting your path to a rewarding career.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice & First Response - Associate

Locations: Lancaster
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Miller-Motte College

Start the next chapter of your life with an Associate or Bachelor degree from Miller-Motte College Online Division.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science

Locations: Wilmington , Fayetteville
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Miller-Motte Technical College

Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC) can help get you from here to a new career!

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Occupational Science
  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science

Locations: Columbus , Chattanooga , Lynchburg , More...
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Animal control officers, health inspectors, police dispatchers, and parking enforcement officers all have their role in protecting the public from harm. If an individual is undecided on which exact public safety career is right for them, general courses in public safety are taught at many colleges that offer a wide perspective of the public safety field.

Public safety is a diverse field and includes jobs in many different areas, from local police departments to national organizations under the control of the federal government. No matter the scale of operations or the particular organization a public safety specialist joins, their job will protect the general population. Also, almost every level of employment in the field of public safety may require certification, including a minimum level of education and the passing of qualification tests. For basic jobs in local public safety organizations, a high school education or college degree may be enough. However, for higher-paying federal jobs, a bachelor's degree in a field that pertains to the particular field will most likely be required.