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.

Paths 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, BC 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.

If you’re planning on getting a bachelor’s degree, then the Associate of Arts (AA) is for you. The AA satisfies the first two years at a college/university but at a much more affordable cost and smaller class sizes.  The AA includes Broward College’s general education curriculum and elective credits.  Students pursuing the AA use the elective credits to satisfy the prerequisite requirements for bachelor degree majors.  Broward College offers a variety of courses to help students appropriately prepare for seamless transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at BC or another institution.  

Complete 2 years of specialized training designed to allow you enter the workforce in a high-demand career with guaranteed job skills or continue your education by transferring to a Bachelor's program or other articulated AS to Baccalaureate degree programs. 

The Criminal Justice Associate of Science Program prepares you to work in the exciting field of law enforcement. Our instructors have all worked in the field and include police chiefs, detectives, judges and lawyers.

Academies are certified as an FDLE/CJSTC Training Center and offer basic training and continuing education for criminal justice officers.

Institute of Public Safety


See where your Broward College degree can take you.


Explore your options in public safety

Top ranked. Reasonably priced.

Your top-10 Aspen-ranked education costs less than most Florida university students pay. See for yourself.

Unsure which career is best?

Speak with an advisor who can help you establish and fulfill their educational and career goals.

Looking for non-degree options?

Broward College offers a variety of continuing education certificates.