Public Safety Pathway


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Public Safety


Public safety involves the prevention and reaction to any emergency that may threaten individual citizens. Occupations in this field include police officer, EMS personnel, and firefighters.  


Public safety involves managing public and environmental safety workers, anticipating public safety hazards and working to prevent them. There are a variety of career opportunities in many different industries, including government, public or non-profit organizations at the local, state or federal levels. 


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Administration of Justice

The Administration of Justice AAS program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce in the criminal justice arena. This program teaches students specific knowledge and skills, which will assist in securing employment in a wide variety of law enforcement and corrections/juvenile detention positions.

Possible Careers:

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers US $65,790
Detectives and Investigators:   US $86,280

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Fire Science

Designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to enter the Fire Service. Successful completion of the program also provides the student with an opportunity to obtain Arizona state certifications for Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations and Fire Fighter I and II along with National Wildfire Coordinating Group certificates for: S-130, S-190, L-180, I-CS-100, and IS-700.

Possible Careers:

Firefighter:   US $51,680
Fire Inspector:   US $69,450

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Detention Academy

The Coconino Community College Basic Detention Academy is designed to provide entry-level training to detention/corrections officer staff, meeting Arizona Detention Association standards.


Possible Careers:

Correction Officer:   US $49,610

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EMT & Paramedic

Designed to prepare students to enter the paramedic profession by providing them with the knowledge and skills which can be used to enter the paramedic field.


Possible Careers:

Emergency Medical Technician:   US $36,680
Paramedics:   US $49,090

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Transfer Degrees

Intended for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program. These degrees provide a foundation of general education, along with courses chosen to help fulfill lower-division baccalaureate requirements. Students should work with a transfer advisor to ensure all course requirements are met before transferring.


Administration of Justice Transfer Guide
Health Services - Paramedic Care Transfer Guide

AA degrees and certificates emphasize in humanities/social sciences, including a foreign language. AS degrees and certificates emphasize in math/science. AAS degrees and certificates are intended prepare students for employment

National median salaries are obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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