About the Program
Emergency responders are public safety specialists who serve with pride, professionalism, and compassion. When fellow citizens are in crisis, public safety specialists are called upon to help. There are high expectations of how public safety specialists perform in the routine situation and during a disaster. This expectation begins before an emergent event ever occurs. Public safety specialists must have the education, training, professional development, and community commitment to effectively manage the all-hazard environment in which we reside.
The Public Safety Management Bachelor of Technology program has a comprehensive curriculum package that prepares prospective and current public safety specialists for the dynamic work environment and for advancement into leadership positions. Students study a variety of topics in a multi-disciplined classroom setting that includes critical incident response, emergency management principles, human resource management, strategic planning and risk analysis, legal and ethical issues, research design, community relations, public information, and a practical experience. Students are assessed on their knowledge acquisition in a comprehensive assessment process and defended by students in a capstone course.