Porterville College


Public Safety (AS)

The Associate of Science in Public Safety is a two-year course of study designed to prepare students for entry-level employment upon graduation from Porterville College The Associate of Science in Public Safety offers the student vocational training programs in law enforcement, corrections and fire. The 73 PROGRAMS OF STUDY PROGRAMS OF STUDY curriculum surveys the history, development, theory and practical application of knowledge in areas of law enforcement, corrections and fire. Curriculum is kept current by continuous contact with other colleges, criminal justice agencies and fire organizations. The training programs are certified by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.), the State Board of Fire Services and the California Fire Chief’s Association.

Program Learning Outcomes: By the completion of the degree the student will be able to: Identify the procedures involved in the justice system from arrest to release; identify how the criminal justice system works as a system.; identify the importance of the inter-cooperation of all three parts of the criminal justice system; identify the steps that are taken from the point of arrest by the police officer to the release of the defendant from prison; demonstrate the principles of fire development, cause, and prevention.

The Associate of Science in Public Safety may be earned upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 24 units from the following courses. Courses must be selected from the following groups as indicated:

Required Core - 15 credits required

ADMJ P101 - Public Safety Report Writing 3 units

ADMJ P102 - Intro. to Administration of Justice 3 units

ADMJ P103 - Intro. to Law 3 units

ADMJ P104 - Criminal Law 3 units

ADMJ P107 - Exp Contem. Multicultural Issues 3 units

ADMJ P111 - Introduction to Behavioral and Correctional Science 3 units

ADMJ P113 - Interviewing/Counseling in Corrections 3 units

ADMJ P121 - Juvenile Delinquency 3 units

ADMJ P122 - Probation and Parole 3 units

FIRE P101 - Principles of Emergency Services 3 units

Electives - 9-14 units required

ADMJ P066A - Police Reserve Training, Level III 7 units

ADMJ P066B - Police Reserve Training, Level II 10.5 units

ADMJ P105 - Principles/Procedures of the Justice System 3 units

ADMJ P106 - Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 units

ADMJ P108 - Principles of Investigation 3 units

ADMJ P109 - Criminal Justice Communications 3 units

ADMJ P114 - Control and Supervision in Corrections 3 units

ADMJ P115 - Legal Aspects of Corrections 3 units

ADMJ P117 - Police Operations 3 units

ADMJ P123 - Constitutional Rights of the Accused 3 units

ADMJ P140A - Basic Field Work Administration of Justice Police Cadet 3 units

ADMJ P140B - Intermediate Field Work Administration of Justice Police Cadet 3 units

ADMJ P140C - Advanced Field Work Administration of Justice Police Cadet 3 units

Only 3 units from ADMJ P140A, ADMJ P140B, and ADMJ P140C may be applied to the degree.

FIRE P150 - Fire Fighter Academy 14 units

General Education: In addition to completing the major requirements, students must also complete one general education pattern:

1. PC General Education Pattern

2. IGETC Pattern

3. CSU General Education Pattern Electives as needed to complete the 60 minimum units to complete the degree.

Effective Fall 2017