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Public Safety Degrees


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Do you see yourself as a responder? You could do it for a living! Get your Public Safety Degree from Kirtland.

Get a public safety degree from kirtland community collegeYou’ll learn the skills you need to succeed in a rewarding career by choosing one of Kirtland Community College’s Public Safety programs. You might find yourself being a hero to someone. Kirtland has lots of options to make you a professional in:

Kirtland’s Public Safety programs are designed to support you regardless of where you are on your career path. Kirtland’s curriculum will help you even if you are transferring in from another college or plan to eventually complete a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field.

Instructors will share decades of combined real-world experience with you. Most still serve their communities as:

  • police chiefs
  • post commanders
  • undersheriffs
  • inspectors
  • patrol officers
  • deputies
  • conservation officers
  • firefighters
  • attorneys and
  • emergency medical technicians (EMTs)

Kirtland Community College public safety degreesKirtland also offers programs designed for future police officers. With successful completion of the 17-week Kirtland Regional Police Academy, you will be eligible for employment as a law enforcement officer in most police agencies in Michigan and some other states in the country.

If you’d like to pursue a career in law enforcement other than actually being a police officer, Kirtland can deliver what you need to land a job in:

  • crime prevention
  • the detection and apprehension of criminals
  • deterrence of delinquency
  • corrections
  • probation
  • parole and
  • many other facets of law enforcement

Related public safety programs include:

Associate in Applied Science degrees

  • Criminal Justice Pre-Service
  • Emergency Medical Services


  • Police Academy – Advanced Certificate
  • Military Police Academy – Special Certificate

Partnership Programs

  • Alpena Community College
  • Central Michigan University (off-campus/online)
  • Mid Michigan Community College
  • North Central Michigan College
  • Davenport University
  • Franklin University
  • Lake Superior State University

All candidates must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or better, with a grade of C or better in all emergency services courses. A mandatory dress code is in effect for all students enrolled in the emergency services curriculum. Students have the opportunity to plan for transfer to a four-year college or university.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university must consult with an advisor and carefully study the requirements of the four-year institution from which they intend to secure a bachelor’s degree.

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

Program Information

Some of the jobs related to our Public Safety programs:

Kirtland Regional Police Academy Rifle Practice(view detailed information about each specific job/career and for job outlook information)

Get general and transfer information on specific colleges and universities.