Public Safety and Health Services
Do these characteristics describe you?
- I am practical, realistic, caring, cooperative, helpful and empathetic or understanding
- I like to problem solve and support the wellbeing of others
- I am good at working with people while being active
- I want to learn how to promote health and serve the community
- I want to take care of children, elders, or people in need.
- I like to teach, counsel, train, etc.
- I enjoy physical activities and sports.
- Dietitians and Nutritionists
- Radiologist Technologist
- Respiratory Care Therapist
- Fire Fighter
- Fitness trainer
- Physical Therapist
Transfer, Degrees, and Certificates in Public Safety and Health Services
Academic Program Award Types
- Associates Degree
Students who successfully complete the requirements for graduation, including all locally approved major prep work, general education requirements, and a minimum of 60 units of degree applicable work, may be awarded either an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree. Generally, STEM and career technical education based majors qualify as AS degrees, whereas all other areas are classified as AA degrees. Refer to the individual program pages for each degree’s classification.
- Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T)
Students who successfully complete the requirements for graduation, including all approved transfer model curriculum requirements with a “C” grade or higher, general education and transfer requirements associated with an approved transfer pattern, and a minimum of 60 units of CSU transferable work with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, may be awarded either an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree. STEM and career technical education based majors are classified as AS-Ts, whereas all other areas are classified as AA-Ts. Refer to the individual program pages for each degree’s classification.
- Locally-Approved Certificate
Students who successfully complete the requirements set by locally approved, low unit programs may be issued a certificate denoting their completion. Certificate programs do not require the completion of a general education pattern. These programs are not approved to appear as awards on official college transcripts, and paper certificates that are awarded may not be available for reproduction if lost or damaged. Please contact the department of Career Technical Education for additional details.
- Certificate of Achievement
Students who successfully complete the requirements of selected programs approved by the California Community Colleges’ Chancellor’s Office, may receive a Certificates of Achievement that will appear on their official college transcript. Certificate of Achievement programs do not require the completion of a general education pattern.
The program maps listed below are visual semester by semester roadmaps representing a combination of major and general education coursework as well as faculty recommended courses and sequencing that may enhance your college and learning experience in relation to your career/major. Each program map represents one possible pathway for degree and/or certificate obtainment and is for reference only. Please schedule an appointment with a counselor to develop your individualized Student Education Plan. It is also important to discuss your transfer options with a counselor because each university will require specific courses.
Biology (AS, AS-T)
Chemistry (AS, AS-T)
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Emergency Medical Services (AS)
Emergency Medical Technician I (Cert)
EMT Paramedic (Cert)
Fire Technology (AS)
Firefighter 1 Basic Training Academy (Cert)
Health Science (Multidisciplinary AS)
Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (Cert)
Multiple Sciences (Multidisciplinary AS)
Nursing Assistant (CNA - Cert)
Nutrition and Dietetics (AS-T)
Public Health Science (AS-T)
Radiologic Technology (Cert, AS)
Respiratory Care (AS)