Public safety in the 21st century requires a holistic approach. Effective leadership and collaboration between public safety disciplines are essential to meet the complex challenges facing society.
Positions in public safety often involve emergency preparedness and response, as well as the coordination of resources. The goal of Wake Tech's Public Safety Administration program and coordination is to protect citizens through the cooperative work of fire, police, 911 systems, emergency medical response services and coordinated areas of responsibility within areas of management, operations and administrative skill sets.
The curriculum contains course work in diverse subject areas, including public safety administration, interagency operations, crisis leadership, government financial management, ethical standards, incident management and legal issues. It also provides a track for those desiring to continue their educational pursuit to transfer their degree into a four-year degree program at a university.
Four degree concentrations allow students to tailor their curriculum in their desired or current area of expertise while providing a streamlined pathway that recognizes the value of previously earned skill sets, and credentials within the public safety sector receive credit.
The Leadership Certificate is designed to meet the demand for leadership education at the federal, state and local government levels, as well as throughout the private sector.