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Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

2015-2016 Reminder to Complete FAFSA for Upcoming Academic Year
The Office of Financial Aid at Charter Oak State College would like to remind you that the FAFSA for the 2015-2016 academic year is now available.

Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall Meeting Held
On Monday 9/22, Charter Oak State College held our Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall meeting at our campus and online.

Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
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Concentration - Public Safety Administration

Please visit Charter Oak's Public Safety Administration mini-site for additional detailed information on this program.

Public Safety Administration

The Public Safety Administration program is designed for the public safety professional. It equips the public safety professional with the skills necessary to work with people, manage change in an organization, create innovation in organizations and utilize communication skills to solve social and organizational problems. This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.

Concentration Requirements:




Ethics in Public Safety

3 credits

Human and Community Service Delivery

3 credits

Cultural Diversity in Public Safety

3 credits

Group Dynamics

3 credits

Human Resources in Public Safety

3 credits

America's Homeland Security

3 credits

Political and Legal Systems for the Public Safety Professional

3 credits

Counteracting Terrorism

3 credits

Research Methodology in Public Safety

3 credits

Strategic Planning in Public Safety

3 credits

Global Perspectives on Emergency Management

3 credits

Capstone: Leadership in Public Safety

3 credits




Notes: Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration.

Only nine credits can be accepted in transfer. The Capstone course cannot be transferred.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Public Safety Administration will be able to:

  1. discuss current issues, propose solutions, and describe shortcomings in public safety preparation for and response to the threat of terrorism;
  2. identify and analyze various cultures and their diverse historical, economic and societal variations within the context of public safety;
  3. apply motivational theory and leadership theory to individual and groups functioning in public safety organizations;
  4. apply personal and professional ethical accountability in the public safety environment;
  5. analyze and apply the political and legal systems model for understanding governmental, legal, and operational problems;
  6. discuss the various models and application of public safety service delivery systems throughout the United States;
  7. examine how group behavior affects organizational effectiveness, decision-making, conflict resolution, and strategies for efficient group and task management;
  8. analyze problems and needs within the public safety sector, review literature, collect data, measure objectives, and apply analytical skills in a research project;
  9. explain the fundamentals and application of strategic analysis and planning in public safety;
  10. use effective verbal and non-verbal skills and interpret how they affect personal and professional relationships; and
  11. explain the values and perceptions of groups affecting recruiting, training, and evaluation, and identify the current legal issues in human resources as they pertain to the public safety arena.