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Public Safety

The Public Safety Area of Interest will prepare you for certificates, degrees, transfer and careers in the fields associated with police, fire service and security with employment in various areas of our government as well as the private sector, such as Police Officer/Sheriff, Probation, Firefighter, EMT, Security and Emergency Management to name a few.

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Programs

Degrees

   

High Unit Certificates

(18 units or more)

Low Unit Certificates

(less than 18 units)
Notes:
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AA Associate of Arts Degree
AS Associate of Science Degree
CC Career Certificate
COA Certificate of Achievement
COSP Certificate of Skill Proficiency

Meet Your Success Team

Lisa Lozano profile picture
Fire Academy Support Staff
Delbia Orozco profile picture
Public Safety Secretary

Career Outlook

Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes. Exclude "Private Detectives and Investigators" (33-9021).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Work experience in a related occupation .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $49.78
Career Growth: 4.80%

Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training . (SOC Code : 29-2041)
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $15.68
Career Growth: 21.10%

Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster management.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months) . (SOC Code : 33-2011)
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $37.07
Career Growth: 5.10%

Maintain order, enforce laws and ordinances, and protect life and property in an assigned patrol district. Perform combination of following duties: patrol a specific area on foot or in a vehicle; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months) . (SOC Code : 33-3051)
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $52.00
Career Growth: 5.00%

Detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment, or seek, examine, and compile information for client.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Work experience in a related occupation .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $32.46
Career Growth: 13.50%

Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment. Excludes “Transportation Security Screeners” (33-9093).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $14.72
Career Growth: 10.30%
Source: Employment Development Department (EDD), State of California.

About RHC

Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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