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Certificate of Completion
Public Safety Officer I

The Public Safety Officer noncredit program provides a platform for students interested in the field of Public Safety.  It provides guidance in navigating the diverse careers in this ever-expanding field.  The instructors are highly qualified and knowledgeable in the subject areas.  The goals of the program include: raising the PELLETB passing rate, reinforce developing balanced study habits, personal nutrition, academic preparation, and to orient students on specific skills necessary for entry-level positions in law enforcement.  This program also serves as a bridge to Rio Hondo College Police Academy.

The public safety officer courses are organized in a way to earn the Certificate of Competency Public Safety I, and Certificate of Competency Public Safety Officer II

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

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Sample Education Plan

CourseUnitsTypically Offered
Required Courses
NAJ 001 - Public Safety Careers ExplorationNC0.0
NAJ 001 - Public Safety Careers Exploration (0.0 units)

This course provides an orientation to the dynamic field of public safety services and career paths. Topics include survey of the history and development of public safety agencies, ethical and moral standards of service members, types of employment opportunities, education and training requirements. Students receive guidance in individual assessment of suitable careers and develop personal education plans.

NAJ 002 - Public Safety Officer Employment Readiness: Oral Interview and Personal HistoryNC0.0
NAJ 002 - Public Safety Officer Employment Readiness: Oral Interview and Personal History (0.0 units)

This course equips students with knowledge and practical guidance in the pre-employment background investigation process for careers in public safety. Students learn how to thoroughly complete the Personal History Statement. Mock interviews and evaluations reinforce oral communication skills, and guidance in professional conduct prepares students to confidently navigate the job application process.

NAJ 003 - Public Safety Officer Lifetime Wellness and Stress Management INC0.0
NAJ 003 - Public Safety Officer Lifetime Wellness and Stress Management I (0.0 units)

This course offers principles of physical fitness and mental health for students preparing for careers in public safety. Physical wellness topics include principles of physical conditioning, foundations of balanced nutrition, common medical concerns, and elements of the Physical Agility Test (PAT). Mental health topics include stress physiology, importance of social support, effects of substance use, and stress management techniques. Students gain awareness of the integrated nature of mind-body health and develop personal fitness programs.

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Total Units for Public Safety Officer I program 0.0 
Required courses to receive a noncredit certificate.
NC Noncredit course
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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.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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