Public Safety: Serve and Protect

As a paramedic, EMT or law enforcement officer, you’ll never work the same shift twice. Every day is a different challenge. It’s not for everyone: you’ll need to stay calm and cool under pressure; have strong people skills; and a genuine desire to serve and protect your community.  Those suited to it enjoy higher job demand, upward growth, good salaries, generous benefits – along with the satisfaction of knowing you’re saving and changing lives. 


We're among the nation’s leading colleges for students seeking successful business careers in criminal justice, correctional officers and related fields. BC graduates earn more!

Why Public Safety at Broward College?

Transfer opportunities to state and national universities and colleges.

Ranked first in the state for the number of industry certifications earned by students.

Ranked for affordability - among the lowest tuition rates in South Florida.

Industry partnerships that provide students with internships, apprenticeships, and job opportunities.

Pathways to Completion


Your A.A. or A.S. from Broward College guarantees you transfer into any Florida university bachelor program to continue your education. You’ll save thousands in tuition by starting at Broward College.

Plus, Broward College graduates who earn their degree here, then transfer into state universities perform better and are more successful on average, than students who started at state universities as freshmen.

You will earn Technical Certificates related to your program of study as you earn your AA, AS, AAS or Bachelor's degree.

Broward College offers the 60 credit-hour AA degree that transfers to the State University System Bachelor's Degree with the complete 36 credit-hour General Education requirement and the opportunity to choose appropriate elective courses.  See below for a sampling of program maps for transfer Bachelor's Degree majors from which to select:

See an Advisor to make the appropriate course selections.

While Certificate and AAS degree programs prepare students for immediate employment, AS degree programs prepare students for employment as well as transfer to specific Bachelor's Degree programs in the Florida College and the State University Systems. See below for programs from which to select:

Criminal Justice Technology AS Concentrations:

For some of the programs listed above, students must be hired by a municipality and be approved for training.


See where your Broward College degree can take you.


Explore your options in public safety

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Your top-10 Aspen-ranked education costs less than most Florida university students pay. See for yourself.
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Looking for non-degree options?

Broward College offers a variety of continuing education certificates.
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