Public Safety Administration-Emergency & Fire Management Certificate REVISED

Curriculum Description

Pathway Description: The Public Safety Administration curriculum is designed to provide students, as well as practitioners, with knowledge and skills in the technical, managerial, and administrative areas necessary for entrance or advancement within various public safety and government organizations.

Course work in diverse subject areas includes public safety administration and education, interagency operations, crisis leadership, government and agency financial management, professional standards, incident management, administrative law, and supervision, while providing a streamlined pathway that recognizes the value of previously earned skillsets and credentials within the public safety sector.

Employment opportunities exist with fire or police departments, emergency management organizations, governmental agencies, industrial firms, correctional facilities, private industries, insurance organizations, educational organizations, security and protective organizations, and through self-employment opportunities.

This curriculum model is designed for the student that wishes to obtain a Certificate in Public Safety Administration with an emphasis in Emergency & Fire Management.

The following represents one way in which the certificate can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success. (CTE-Y C55480P1)


NC CIP: 43.9999
Day and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2024

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3 0 0 3
EPT 150 Incident Management 3 0 0 3
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 0 3
FIP 256 Munic Public Relations 3 0 0 3
PAD 151 Intro to Public Admin 3 0 0 3
  Total: 18 0 0 18

Total Credit Hours: 18

Additional Information

2022FA – New Certificate