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Choosing the Homeland Security Public Safety Program allows students the opportunity to explore a career with many facets, all of which are under the umbrella of Homeland Security Public Safety.  This profession serves the spectrum of possible employment from the individual, local communities to both state and federal agencies.

Students in this program will study and learn about the various components of Homeland Security and Public Safety, whether it is learning about terrorist threats, emergency response and recovery, or governmental agencies.  Students will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for their career of choice.

During your academic journey, students may have the opportunity to encounter potential employers, including, but not limited to:

  1. Fire Departments
  2. EMS Agencies
  3. Law Enforcement Agencies
  4. Hospitals
  5. Industrial Safety Departments
  6. Transportation Security Administration
  7. Emergency Governmental Officials

This program includes courses that detail the objectives of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Public Safety, Environment Health and Safety, Fire Science and Public Administration.

Our Graduates

Graduates of the Homeland Security/Public Safety program are currently entering the workforce very quickly in a variety of jobs including Firefighters, Environmental Safety Specialists, Public Safety Specialists, Corrections Officers and Law Enforcement Professionals.  Many of our graduates have also transferred to four-year institutions to continue on to a bachelor’s degree. 

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.


(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Fire Fighter
(19.5 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Fire Prevention and Investigation
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Hazardous Materials
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Homeland Security
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Public Safety
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Technical Certificates

Technical Certificate
(31 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)


Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Transfer Degrees

Associate of Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Gainful Employment Information

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Outcomes

Program Locations

Homeland Security/Public Safety programs are offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.