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A wide range of positions are available in the legal and public safety fields. Legal professionals, known as paralegals, may work in government offices/agencies, courthouses, in-house corporations, or private law firms. The Paralegal Studies Associate of Applied Science degree prepares individuals to perform as legal assistants or paralegals under the supervision of an attorney. The program is approved by the American Bar Association. The Administration of Justice program is designed for students who are planning careers in law enforcement, corrections (juvenile and adult), or employment in related agencies.

Our public safety programs prepare you for careers as firefighters or Certified Emergency Medical Technicians. The Fire Science Technology program is designed for students desiring to advance in the fire protective service occupations, and acquire knowledge in fire protection fundamentals useful in related occupations. Some occupations include: Firefighter, Fire Officer, Fire Protection Specialist, Fire Emergency Instructor, Fire or Building Inspector, Fire Investigator, Rescue Service, Emergency Medical Service, Hazardous Materials Services, Fire Marshall, Fire Chief, EMS Chief, Emergency Manager, Occupational or Industrial Safety and Risk Management, Fire Sprinkler Designer, Emergency Services Administrators, and Sprinkler Installer or Mechanic.

Workers in law and public safety are knowledgeable about local, state, and federal rules and laws. They are physically fit, and able to pass background and drug tests. Some positions may also require specialized training in a police or firefighter academy, or a bachelor’s or master’s degree to advance into supervisory roles.

AAS Associate of Applied Science | AA Associate of Arts | AS Associate of Science | C Certificate | CSC Career Studies Certificate