Nov 27, 2021
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Public Safety, Emergency Medical Services Track, AAS
Total Credits: 60
Major Number: 5506
CIP Code: 43.9999
This degree is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach for individuals already working in the field and those interested in pursuing career opportunities in public safety, which includes emergency medical services (EMS), firefighting, emergency management, dispatching/communications, leadership/management, and public safety education. The student will interact with others in their discipline as well as those with similar missions to understand how these components function as a whole in an “all-hazards” approach to public safety.
Assessment score placement in RDNG 0950 or above, or completion of RDNG 0900 with a grade of C or higher.
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
Select 15 credits
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
MnTC/General Education Requirements
Goal 2: Critical Thinking
Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.
Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning
Minimum of 3 credits; one course from either Goal 3 and/or Goal 4.
NOTE: Goal 3 courses do not have to be lab courses. Goal 4 courses must be numbered between MATH 1025 and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041
Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences
Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts
Goals 7-10: Theme Goals
Three credits in one Goal area selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.
Goal 8: Global Perspectives
Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility
Goal 10: People and the Environment
MnTC Elective Requirements
Additional Elective Requirements
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
See Century College Policy 22.214.171.124
FRTA 1091 , FRTA 1092 and FRTA 1095 are recommended to be taken in one semester – either Fall or Spring.
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
- Analyze lifelong ethical and professional responsibilities of public safety personnel.
- Demonstrate effective decision making, critical thinking, and communication skills in written and verbal form.
- Examine the interactions between public safety agencies.
- Understand hiring practices, training evolutions, subcultures, attitudes and orientation of public safety agencies.
Program Contact Information
Neil Bauer 651.779.3494 Room 3563 East
Mary Vukelich 651.779.3981 Room 1229 East
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
- Career/Occupational Elective Requirement (PSAF 1032 - recommended) Credits: 3
- Career/Occupational Elective Requirement (PSAF 1035 - recommended) Credits: 3
- Career/Occupational Elective Requirement Credits: 3
- Career/Occupational Specialty Track Requirement Credits: 3
- MnTC Goal 3/4: Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning (ESCI 1080 - recommended) Credits: 3
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.