Public Safety (AS)
Learn More About 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 curriculum surveys the history, development, theory, and practical application of knowledge in areas of law enforcement, corrections, and fire. The 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.
Before You Go
- Ever wondered what the acronyms of our programs mean (i.e. AA-T, AA, AS-T, etc.)?
- Curious about our Distance Education options?
- Learn more about the different degree and certificate types, including which programs can be done through Distance Education, by visiting our Certificates and Degrees Offered page.