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Public Safety Training Pathway

About this Pathway

The Public Safety 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.

Programs of Study

Associate Degrees and Degrees for Transfer

AA - Associate of Arts
AA-T - Associate in Arts for Transfer
AS - Associate of Science
AS-T - Associate in Science for Transfer


COA - Certificate of Achievement
COCM - Certificate of Completion
COCP - Certificate of Competency
JSC - Job Skills Certificates
NC - Noncredit

Completion Coaching Team

Educational Advisors
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Natalie Castanon Educational Advisor, Advising Expert - Public Safety Pathways (661) 395-4377
CSS Ed Advisor Area
Dominica Rivera-Dominguez Educational Advisor, Career & Technical Education (CTE); Advising Expert - Public Safety, Fire and Child Development Pathways (661) 395-4316
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Fabiola Johnson Counselor, At-Risk; Counseling Expert - Public Safety Pathway (661) 395-4860
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Job Development Specialist
Name Position Email Voice Phone Location
Jessica McGrath Job Development Specialist; Career Expert - Education, Health Sciences, and Public Safety Training Pathways (661) 395-4829

Entire Completion Coaching Community

Career Outlook

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.


Career Resources

Steps for Success

Momentum Points

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!