Public Safety

Public Safety Careers

In our ever-changing world, public safety is more of a priority than ever.  Skilled, trained professionals in this field are in demand to fill well-paying jobs in a wide variety of work settings, from emergency response to cyber security.

PCCC offers degree and certificate programs that can help you get started in the field or advance in your career, if you are already employed in a public safety position.

In addition, PCCC’s Continuing Education Department offers non-credit courses that provide quality training for those who want to gain or upgrade their skills.


Associate in Arts (AA)
Associate in Science (AS)
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Certificates (CC)
Certificates of Achievement (COA)
(short-term training programs)
Non-credit career and volunteer

Why Public Safety at PCCC?

  • PCCC offers one of the lowest college tuitions in the state.
  • Financial aid is available to qualified candidates.
  • Tuition waivers are granted to volunteer fire, first aid, rescue squad members and their families
  • Special tuition programs can help you pay less…or even no tuition!

High Quality

  • Public Safety programs at PCCC are among the best in the nation. Here’s just one example:
    The Fire Science Technology degree program at Passaic County Community College has received national recognition from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its U.S. Fire Administration and Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Recognition Program, a rare distinction for a college program.
  • Instructors are highly experienced public safety professionals with extensive teaching experience.
  • Several  work in agencies that frequently fill open positions with candidates plucked from their classes.

State-of-the-Art Training Facilities

PCCC’s Public Safety Academy in Wayne, New Jersey is an $8.5 million training facility that includes cutting- classrooms, an indoor fire training facility, and a Simulator or burn building.  Details and photos.

Enhanced Employment Opportunities

Students in PCCC Public Safety courses often find jobs before they even complete their courses.

  • Even a short-term training program can lead to fast, secure employment.
  • Some programs lead to both a state (NJ) and national license.
  • Fire certificates earned at PCCC are valid in 33 of the 50 United States

Take the step that can offer you a more secure career future in a rewarding field where you can make a difference!



The Fire Science Technology degree program
is nationally recognized by FEMA. Read more
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