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Public safety workers prevent danger and protect the well-being of community members. There are many career paths including law enforcement, firefighting, public safety, homeland security, and emergency response. If you are interested in helping to keep others safe, this may be the right occupation for you.

Some of our students graduate and seamlessly transfer all of their credits to a 4-year school. Others complete a degree or certificate that prepares them for employment immediately after graduation. Online, evening, and summer classes provide flexibility for working and part-time students. Get started today!

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Which Program is Right For You?

Criminal Justice
Associate in Arts

Criminal Justice
Associate in Science

Criminal Justice
Associate in Applied Science

Criminal Justice Career Certificate
Career Certificate

Criminal Justice Studies Certificate of Achievement
Certificate of Achievement

Emergency Management
Career Certificate

Fire Science Management
Career Certificate

Fire Science Operations
Career Certificate

Fire Science Technology
Career Certificate

Homeland Security
Associate in Science

Homeland Security
Career Certificate

Public Safety Telecommunications
Certificate of Achievement

What Jobs Can I Get?

You can get some entry-level jobs right after graduation. Others will require a Bachelor’s Degree.

Average Salary in NJ
$97,860

Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, state, or federal laws and ordinances.

Average Salary in NJ
$62,090

Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and state laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.

Average Salary in NJ
$101,470

Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for disasters.

Average Salary in NJ
$79,910

Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk.

Average Salary in NJ
$31,430

Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.

Robby was accepted by four universities but chose to attend PCCC instead. “It just made financial sense. I didn’t want to graduate from college and be trapped by debt.”

Robby Rosa

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