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Public Safety and Criminal Justice professionals protect the well-being of their communities and fellow citizens.
EFSC’s Public Safety Institute is your gateway to a Criminal Justice or Public Safety career. Our offerings include five Associate in Science Degrees — Crime Scene Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science Technology and Paralegal Studies; plus Certificate programs and Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic programs. All provide the student with not only classroom instruction but a practical, hands-on training experience. We also offer training and re-certification courses for those already working in the public safety profession, plus a Bachelor's of Applied Science in Public Safety Management for career advancement. Whatever your areas of interest, courses are available at various campus locations and online.
Meet Randy Eastep
Professor of Criminal Justice
Associate in Science Degree
• Crime Scene Technology
• Criminal Justice Technology
• Emergency Medical Services
• Fire Science Technology
• Paralegal Studies
Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management
• Public Safety Management Specialization
College Credit Certificate
• Crime Scene Technician
• Criminal Justice Technology Specialist
Career and Technical Certificates (CTC)
• Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer
• Correctional Officer
• Cross-over Law Enforcement Officer to Traditional Correctional
• Cross-over Correctional to Law Enforcement Officer
• Fire Fighter II, Florida Minimum Standards
• Law Enforcement Officer, Florida CMS
Applied Technology Diploma
• Emergency Medical Technician
EFSC's Public Safety Institute offers a variety of programs and certifications for the student interested in a Criminal Justice or Public Safety career. The Postsecondary Adult Vocational (CTC) certificate programs include the Police, Correctional, and Firefighter Academies. In addition, an Applied Technology Diploma is awarded to students completing the Emergency Medical Technician program and a College Credit Certificate is awarded in the Paramedic program. The programs are certified and accredited through state and national regulating agencies and prepare students to sit for their respective state certification examinations. Additional certificate-based programs include: Security Guard licensure and advanced training stand-alone courses for our working public safety professionals. Associate of Science degree programs are offered in Crime Scene Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science Technology, and Paralegal Studies.