Public Safety Division

Located in the Charles B. Gillespie Center for Emergency Responders building, the Public Safety division is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in public service. From firefighter to law officer, student train in state-of-the-art labs comparable to those found in the workforce.


Cybercrime Investigator at work
Course work in this curriculum will include a division of work in the disciplines of criminal justice and computer information systems. Graduates should qualify to become computer crime investigators for local or state criminal justice agencies. Also, these graduates should be competent to serve as computer security specialists or consultants with private business.
Firefighters and fire truck on scene
The Fire Science Associates Degree and Diploma programs are a sequence of courses designed to prepare fire service personnel at all levels to become better officers and leaders.The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain and upgrade present knowledge and skills. Completion of the program of study leads to an Associates of Applied Science or Diploma in Fire Science.
Offered Online
Officer on site
The Law EnforcementTechnology diploma and associate degree programs are a sequence of courses that prepares students for Criminal Justice professions.Learning opportunities develop academic,occupational,and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.The program emphasizes a combination of Criminal Justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Criminal Justice Technology diploma or associate degree. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields.Completion of the Law Enforcement diploma and associate degree do not ensure certification of officer status in Georgia.Students must seek such certification from the Peace Officer Standards andTraining (P.O.S.T.) Council.
Offered Online