Central Piedmont to launch Public Safety Administration program in August

Central Piedmont Community College will open a new associate-degree program in Public Safety Administration in August, with the start of the 2023-24 academic year. The two-year program will offer students multiple tracks to tailor their experience toward their desired career or current field of expertise. The tracks include security and loss prevention, emergency and fire management, law enforcement, and corrections.

The college has designed the Public Safety Administration curriculum 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. Students completing the program will be able to pursue careers within fire and 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.

Central Piedmont is offering the program through multiple delivery methods – on-campus classes, a combination of in-person and online instruction, plus a fully online option. Most of the in-person classes will be offered at Central Piedmont’s Merancas Campus, in Huntersville.

To learn more about the Public Safety Administration degree program, visit the Central Piedmont website. Potential students also can email Michael Ripoll, program chair, and at 704.330.2722 ext. 7182.