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Economic & Workforce Development Division

Public Safety

Dr. Karen Less
Phone: 704.922.6315


Overview of Public Safety

Public Safety programs educate future emergency managers, firefighters, paramedics, and police officers in 21st Century techniques for saving lives and property.

Programs include Emergency Preparedness Technology, Emergency Medical Science, Emergency Medical Services Bridging Program, and Fire Protection Technology, which are two-year associate degrees, and Basic Law Enforcement Training, a certificate program.

The Basic Law Enforcement Training program is a state-accredited program. Other programs are in the process of seeking national accreditation.

For further information regarding the Public Safety Program, contact Carol Faust, Administrative Assistant, Continuing Education, 704.922.6521 or


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