Public Safety Administration

Public safety management involves coordinating and administering resources that provide for the safety and security of the community.

The 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.

Program Features

  • Choose one of two course tracks from the subject areas of Law Enforcement Services or Emergency/Fire Management Services.
  • Students are eligible to earn credits for prior public safety training (max of nine credits awarded) based on the type of agency training and the number of hours completed. Subject to approval based on transcripts submitted.
  • The program is offered in an online format that provides flexibility for full-time working professionals who may need access to distance learning education options.
  • Courses are taught by dedicated faculty with relevant higher education credentials and years of practical public safety experience.
  • By completing this program, students will gain the fundamental competencies that are vital to employability, interpersonal, and professional success in the public safety administration.

Credentialing Options

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to follow the general enrollment process for GTCC. During the advising process you will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to study within this curriculum. Your advisor will help you sign up for the specific courses you need.

Jeremiah Underwood, Program Director

Yes, financial aid is available for this program along with scholarships. Visit Financial Aid to learn more.

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.

Some positions within the field include:

  • Homeland security professional
  • Safety or security consultant
  • Fire department administrator
  • Police department administrator
  • Emergency service coordinator

No. It is not necessary to have previous experience.

Yes. The full-time instructors maintain office hours (that vary each semester), and they will be glad to assist you with any questions or remediation that they can offer.