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Law & Public Safety

Many careers in law and public safety fall into the category of civil servants, individuals who take on roles to serve, protect, and help in their communities. Firefighters, police officers and EMS workers are all responsible for keeping the public safe. These programs which also include criminal justice and paralegal studies offer you the opportunity to start or advance in fields that serve as the backbone to society.

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Programs of Study

Advanced Law Enforcement Training

DCCC offers advanced Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Training across North Carolina. Enrollment in these courses is restricted to Law Enforcment Officers and Criminal Justice Professionals.

Basic Law Enforcement Training

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) giveS students essential skills For entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise. General subjects include criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcoholic beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.

This program of study has additional enrollment requirements. Visit the Programs with Special Criteria Page for more information.

Criminal Justice Technology

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum provides knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study focuses on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society is examined and explored. Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues of government, communication, computers, and technologies.

Fire and Rescue Training

The Fire Rescue Program prepares students for lifelong learning and successful employment as firefighters and rescue specialists. Our faculty consists of experienced firefighters and rescue specialists who have instructor certification.

Fire Protection Technology

The Fire Protection Technology curriculum provides students with technical and professional knowledge about fire protection for public and private sectors. We also provide a sound foundation for continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration, and management. Course work includes classroom and laboratory exercises in aspects of fire protection, such as hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection safety, fire suppression management, law, and codes.

Paralegal Technology

The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.

Possible Careers

State Law Enforcement Officer
State Highway Patrol Trooper
Real Estate Paralegal
Corporate Law Assistant
Legal assistant

DCCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Davidson County Community College.