Public Safety Cluster

Do you want to serve and protect the public? Are you interested in investigation and the law? Are you interested in public service?

If the answer is YES to any of these questions, check out our Public Safety Cluster of programs! STCC can be your entry to a career in a rapidly growing industry or a pathway to “upskill” your current skill set as you aim for that next promotion!

You’ll have access to cutting-edge equipment, materials, and technology while learning from experienced instructors who have practical hands-on experience! You’ll learn by doing and not just listening and discussing!

Find Job Opportunities

Students who pursue a course of study in the Public Safety Cluster of programs find employment opportunities as in:

  • Corrections
  • Emergency and Crisis Management
  • Firefighters and Fire Safety Officials
  • Fire Investigation
  • Homeland Security
  • Judicial Advocacy
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Studies
  • Local and State Government
  • Parole Officer
  • Many, many more!

*Take a look at our Career Services page where you can learn more about the support we provide throughout your education and your career. Career Coach gives you immediate access to current job opportunities, a resume builder, and search tools to learn more about the career landscape and employment opportunities in your field!

Public Safety Cluster Programs

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice - Are you interested in law enforcement, corrections, or working in the courts? Do you work in this field and seek the knowledge and certifications necessary for a promotion? The Criminal Justice Associate Degree will give you a strong foundation in:

  • The three-component criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections
  • Knowledge to continue on for advanced studies in law, social work, victim advocacy, and other related professions

Are you interested in studying criminology, the legal system, or crime control and justice? Criminal Justice Transfer is intended for students planning to continue their education at a four-year institution. This program is designed to give students a strong foundation in:

  • The three-component criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections
  • The fields of law enforcement, corrections, law, social work, victim advocacy, and many more

The program can also provide in-service personnel with the knowledge and certifications necessary for promotions. Our highly qualified professors bring real-world knowledge and expertise to guide you through your education. In addition, the Criminal Justice Transfer program is part of MassTransfer, making it a great start to an advanced degree

Fire Investigation

Fire Investigation Transfer- Fire Investigators are employed by local, state, and federal agencies and the private sector. As a fire investigation student, you’ll:

  • Develop a sharp eye, dedicated commitment to discovering the truth, and the professional integrity to follow your findings through the legal system
  • Receive the preparation to continue your education towards a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Investigation, Homeland Security, or Fire Science, based on your area of interest.

Apply today and open a door to this exciting field where you can make a difference in the safety of your fellow citizens.

Fire Protection and Safety

The Fire Protection and Safety program is designed to provide professional training for students in careers as firefighting professionals in fire protection and safety agencies. Our highly qualified and experienced instructors guide you to success in learning the specialized knowledge required of firefighters. Careers include:

  • Opportunities in municipal, state, and federal agencies
  • Insurance companies and industries.

This program is designed to meet the needs of potential and in-service firefighters seeking promotional opportunities by providing practical and technical instruction.

Take the Next Step

For more information on any of these programs, please complete the information request form below and select the programs that you are interested in. You can also skip this step and Apply Now or find out more about possible careers at Career Coach.