Public Safety Programs to Host Open House at Crossroads Campus
#1271| April 18, 2012
SAVANNAH – Whether a student wants to be a firefighter or crime fighter, all roads now lead to Savannah Technical College’s Crossroads Campus for public safety training.
Prospective students are invited to learn more about public safety training through the Peace Officer Academy, Criminal Justice and Fire Science training on Tuesday, May 1 from 2 to 4 p.m.and from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Crossroads Campus (190 Crossroads Pkwy, Ste 100, Savannah, GA 31407).
Instructors and students will be available for tours of the facilities and to provide information regarding each program. There will be demonstrations of the new obstacle course utilized by the Peace Officer Academy cadets, and prospective students and guests will be able to test their skills with the Fire Arms Training Simulator (FATS), as well.
Peace Officer Academy
The Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to become competent law enforcement officers. The program spans two terms and utilizes classroom instruction pertaining to criminal justice theory and the prevailing principles of modern law enforcement, as well as practical application of pertinent enforcement skills.College coursework contains the entire Georgia Peace Officers Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Law Enforcement Training Course. In addition to 42 hours of college credit, successful completion of the program will provide the student with 700 hours of P.O.S.T. training and the state-certification necessary to be a peace officer in Georgia. Also, POA graduates may transfer all of their POA coursework into the Criminal Justice Associate Degree program. The Academy has a 98-percent placement rate for graduates.
It is never too early to apply and interested candidates are strongly encouraged to start the application process as soon as possible. For more information about the Academy, please contact Claire Pimentel at 912.443.5191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fire Science programs of study are designed to prepare graduates for success in a fire and emergency service environment. These programs provide students with leadership skills to be successful in progressing through the ranks of the fire and emergency services. The program includes an associate degree, diploma and different levels of certifications.
STC’s new Firefighter I Certification is the first step to becoming a firefighter. STC’s new fire science classes are convenient to work schedules with most taught online. Hybrid classes offer practical hands-on training at various fire departments. Also, the program accepts applicable ProBoard certifications and NFA/GFA training for college credit. Call 912.443.3386 for more information.
The Criminal Justice program offers an associate degree, diploma and a certificate. The program emphasizes a combination of Criminal Justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. The Criminal Justice field offers thousands of career opportunities in the three components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, the courts, and corrections, as well as careers in private security.
Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Savannah, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 4,500 credit students each semester, Savannah Tech offers nearly 100 different instructional programs in Business and Technology, Public Service, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry. The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.
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Amy Shaffer, APR
Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.
Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).