Help keep your community safe

Montco’s public safety administration associate of science degree will train you to be ready when disaster strikes.

The new Public Safety Administration Associate of Science degree involves learning about the prevention and reaction to any emergency that may threaten individual citizens. If you are interested in the intersection of criminal justice, fire science, public health, emergency management and planning when it comes to disaster relief, response, preparedness and recovery, this program is for you. Our degree gives you the experience needed for entry-level employment or to continue studying in a bachelor’s degree program in public safety administration and related fields.

Program outcomes
  • Demonstrate mastery of theory and practice of public safety administration.
  • Demonstrate leadership through efficient group and task management.
  • Make effective, principled public safety decisions in diverse and dynamic situations.
  • Differentiate between public and private resources to effectively meet public safety goals.
  • Integrate organizational dynamics through multiple public safety perspectives in real world situations.

Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 or ENG 115 English Composition II or Writing for Technical Communication 3
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3
GLG 115 Environmental Geology 4
MAT 106 Math Applications 3
MGT 113 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation 3
PSY 137 Introduction to Organizational Psychology 3

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
CJS 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ECO 110 Elements of Economics 3
PBH 101 Introduction to Public Health 3
POL 125 American State and Local Government 3
PSA 100 Introduction to Public Safety Administration 3
PSA 101 Public Safety Technology 3
PSA 102 Fire Department Organization and Administration 3
PSA 200 Public Safety Incident Management 3
PSA 201 Leadership Influence in Public Safety Administration 3

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
Electives* Electives 6

*Open Elective Suggested Courses: ESW-245 or CIS-110


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