Oct 03, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

CRMJ 1387 - Introduction to Public Safety Professions

Credit hours: 3

Course Description:
This course provides a general synopsis to the five (5) major public safety professions in the United States: law enforcement, emergency medical services, the fire service, emergency/disaster management, and homeland security.  Students will be given an overview of career opportunities, culture and history of the public safety professions as well as state and local government relationships with public safety agencies, as well as laws and regulatory policies affecting public safety.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Illustrate and explain the history and culture of the five main public safety professions in the United States.
  2. List and describe the major emergency organizations that provide emergency response service in the United States and how they interrelate.
  3. Explain the value of higher education to the professionalization of the five main public safety professions.
  4. Recognize the components of career preparation and goal setting.