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Homeland Security/Public Safety
Careers in emergency preparedness and response and environmental health and safety are in demand and are an important part to the well-being of our community. 
Average Median Homeland Security/Public Safety Salary in Indiana
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Annual Homeland Security/Public Safety Salary Range
$39,525 - $62,280
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).

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

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!


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.

Academic Catalog: Review the program degree requirements and course descriptions.


(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)

Fire Service Administration
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Fire Service Administration - Online
(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)

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

Associate of Applied Science - Fire Science
(61.5 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Transfer Degrees

Associate of Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

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.