Public Safety Training Pathway
The Public Safety Training (PST) Pathway is designed to provide students who are interested in the fields of criminal justice, emergency response, firefighting, paramedics, police, and any other public services field, the basic skills and knowledge for employment.
- AA-TAssociate in Arts for Transfer
- AS-TAssociate in Science for Transfer
- AAAssociate of Arts
- ASAssociate of Science
- BSBachelor of Science
- COACertificate of Achievement
- COCPCertificate of Competency
- COCMCertificate of Completion
- JSCJob Skills Certificate
About this Pathway
The Public Safety Training Pathway is designed to provide students who are interested in the fields of criminal justice, emergency response, firefighting, paramedics, police, and any other public services field, the basic skills and knowledge for employment.
We have a community of specialists in the Public Safety Training Learning and Career Pathway ready to help you with your specific needs to complete your goals. There are faculty, counselors, and staff that understand your program and goals for specialized support in your program academics, counseling, and in the writing center.
The Bakersfield College Program Map is a great resource to find Program Learning Outcomes and detailed career outlook statistics for each of the programs of study associated with this Learning and Career Pathway. For more information about career outlooks in any field, visit the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.
- Bakersfield City Fire Department
- Kern County Fire Department
- California City Fire Department
- Los Angeles County Fire Department
- Los Angeles City Fire Department
- Cal Fire
- Bureau of Land Management
- United States Forest Service
- California State Fire Marshall's Office
Steps for Success
If you are pursuing one of the degrees in this pathway, you will want to enroll in 15 units each semester to graduate in approximately two years. This would require 30 units in your first year. Some of those units you earn in your first year should be in Math, English, and your major! Not only will earning 9 units in your major your first year keep you on track to your degree, it may also help you earn a certificate on the way!
Not sure where to start? Let us help.
Meet with a Counselor
Call (661) 395-4421.