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Why Public Safety?

Do you have a desire to protect and serve your community? Then consider pursuing a degree or certification in one of BRCC’s Public Safety Programs. In just 2 semesters, BRCC can prepare you for a career in public safety.

At BRCC you can earn degrees or certificates in emergency medical services, fire protection technology, emergency management, and criminal justice technology programs.

BRCC Public Safety instructors have first-hand experience in successful careers, and can help you jump-start your public safety career today.

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About the Program

We know public safety, and after you attend one of our programs, you will too. Depending on the program you choose, course work may include criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, life support knowledge, hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection safety, emergency management, fire suppression management, law, and codes.

 

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Our Graduates

Graduates should qualify for employment or advancement in governmental agencies, industrial firms, educational organizations, medical and health organizations, municipal fire and rescue departments and a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields.

 

Articulation Agreements

  • The articulation agreement between Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) Fire Protection Technology Program, Fayetteville State University (FSU) and Western Carolina University (WCU) provides for transfer from the Fire Protection program at BRCC to the B.S. in Fire Protection at either FSU or WCU.
  • The articulation agreement between Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) Emergency Medical Science Program and Western Carolina University (WCU) provides for transfer from the Emergency Medical Science program at BRCC to the B.S. in Emergency Medical Science WCU.
  • The articulation agreement between Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) Emergency Management Program and Western Carolina University (WCU) provides for transfer from the Emergency Management program at BRCC to the B.S. in Emergency Management WCU.

 

Degrees & Certificates

View these Public Safety programs to learn more about degrees, diplomas and certificates offered.

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Criminal Justice Technology

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Emergency Medical Science

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Criminal Justice Technology/Latent Evidence

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Fire Protection Technology

Continuing Education Programs and Courses

American Heart Association Courses

Basic Law Enforcement Training

Emergency Management - Homeland Security

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Emergency Medical Technician

Fire and Rescue

WNC Fire and Rescue College

 


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Faculty Contacts

Elaine Thompson
Criminal Justice Technology
(828) 694-1870
elainet@blueridge.edu

 

Troy Stauter
Emergency Medical Science
(828) 694-1732
t_stauter@blueridge.edu

 

Jay Alley and Brad Toms
Fire Protection Technology/Emergency Management
(828) 694-1729  /  (828) 694-1736
jaya@blueridge.edu  /  b_toms@blueridge.edu

 

Philip Hosmer
Criminal Justice Technology/Latent Evidence
(828) 694-1834
p_hosmer@blueridge.edu

 

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