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Career Education

Public Services

A public service is one that is provided by the government to its citizens,

either directly or through the financing of another entity to provide that service. Careers in public service are unique because they center on challenging issues that define the public agenda and involve the provision of vital services to the public—from local to international levels. Public service professions offer many career opportunities, including Public Safety, Emergency Response, and Legal Practices.

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Departments and Programs Offered

Please visit the department websites below for more information. You may also view the multiple CTE Degrees & Certificates available within each department/program below.


Public Safety (PS)

  • Criminal Justice (CJ)

  • Fire Technology (FT)

  • Emergency Response Technician(EMT)

Job Market

Want to learn more about related careers?

For each link below, you will find a sampling of related careers including typical responsibilities, median salary in the region, and the level of education required.

Visit our Career Preparation webpage for more information.

Does a future in Public Services interest you?
  • Visit one of the department websites above for more information

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