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Charter Oak State College Encourages Voter Registration
Please register to vote in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4th. Get information on deadlines and how to register.

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

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Our offices will be closed on Thursday, 11/27 & Friday, 11/28 for Thanksgiving.

Public Safety Administration Courses

Online Public Safety Classes that are Accelerated, Interactive, and Relevant

The 12 courses that comprise the Public Safety Administration concentration are as follows:

  • PSA 305 Ethics in Public Safety (3 credits) - Exploration of case issues and philosophies as they relate to personal and professional accountability in the public safety environment.
  • PSA 315 Human and Community Service Delivery (3 credits) - Survey of varying models and applications of public safety service delivery systems throughout the United States.
  • PSA 330 Cultural Diversity in Public Safety (3 credits) - Identification and analysis of various cultures and their diverse historical, economic and societal variations within the context of the public safety sector.
  • PSA 335 Group Dynamics (3 credits) - Examines how group behavior affects organizational effectiveness, decision making, conflict resolution, and strategies for efficient group and task management in public safety organizations.
  • PSA 355 Human Resources in Public Safety (3 credits) - Examines policies, behaviors and motives affecting recruiting, training, evaluation and current legal issues in human resources as they pertain to the public safety arena.
  • PSA 360 America's Homeland Security (3 credits) - Surveys the historical development, creation and purposes of and the Department of Homeland Security and the corresponding national Strategy for Homeland Security. Examines the effectiveness of such policies within a democracy.
  • PSA 410 Political and Legal Systems for the Public Safety Professional (3 credits) - Analysis and application of the governmental and legal systems affecting the operational and optimum functioning of public safety organizations.
  • PSA 425 Counteracting Terrorism (3 credits) - An exploration of current issues, proposed solutions and shortcomings in public safety preparation for and response to the threat of terrorism.
  • PSA 440 Research Methodology (3 credits) - Analysis of problems and needs within the public safety sector, review related literature, collect data, measure objectives and apply analytical skills to a public safety related research project.
  • PSA 445 Strategic Planning (3 credits) - Examines the fundamentals and application of strategic analysis and planning in public safety organizations.
  • PSA 465 Global Perspectives on Emergency Management (3 credits) - Examines the anthropology of disaster and its potential effects upon emergency management and first responders through a comparative analysis of how the sociocultural background of communities from around the world can drastically affect the impact of disasters.
  • PSA 499 Capstone Course: Leadership in Public Safety (3 credits) - Synthesis of leadership theory in relation to the other Public Safety Administration courses into a succinct research project that assimilates information to culminate the Public Safety Administration program.

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