Dec 03, 2022  
Catawba Valley Community College 2022-2023 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2022-2023 General Catalog

Public Safety Administration: Law Enforcement Services, A.A.S (A55480B)


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The Public Safety Administration 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.

Course work in diverse subject areas includes public safety administration and education, interagency operations, crisis leadership, government and agency financial management, professional standards, incident management, administrative law, and supervision, while providing a streamlined pathway that recognizes the value of previously earned skillsets and credentials within the public safety sector.

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.

General Education Courses:


English/Communications:


Humanities/Fine Arts:


Mathematics:


Social/Behavioral Sciences:


Program Major Elective Track Electives:


Students are required to take one of the following groups:

Program Electives:


Students taking BLET Track (CJC-110) must take 8 SCH of Program Electives from the following list. 

Students taking Criminal Justice Track (CJC-111. CJC-112, CJC-113, CJC-121) must take 16 SCH of Program Electives from the following list.

Total Credit Hours Required: 64


Developmental Course Requirements:


Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or Mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Students who elect to take MAT 143 from above:


Students who elect to take MAT 110 from above:


Suggested Program Sequence:


Total Hours: Class 15 | Lab 0 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 15


Total Hours: Class 15 | Lab 0 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 15


Summer - 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 5 | Lab 2 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 6


Fall - 2nd year:


Total Hours: Class 13 | Lab 0 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 13


Spring - 2nd year:


Total Hours: Class 15 | Lab 0 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 15


Grand Total Hours: Class 63 | Lab 2 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 64


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