Criminal Justice & Public Safety
Students can also take courses in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, and Corrections. Talk to your advisor on how you can use these and other courses here at Schoolcraft College and to transfer to a 4-year degree.
Are You Interested In…
- Serving your community?
- Protecting businesses from cyberattacks?
- Saving lives?
Public safety is a cornerstone of our society, and Schoolcraft offers four areas of study to prepare students for a variety of careers in this field, including police officers, security personnel, emergency medical technicians and fire fighters. These careers are very much in demand as over 90% of our fire and police academy cohorts receive job offers prior to graduation.
“An environment unlike anything else I’ve experienced in the military or law enforcement; If your goal is to work in public safety, Schoolcraft is the place to do it.”
Timothy Brown II
Corrections officer and a police sergeant with the Michigan National Guard
The free Career Coach online assessment tool matches your interests to potential career areas. With a simple keyword search, you can learn about employment prospects for a variety of careers, wage information and area job postings.
Career Coach also can help map an educational pathway, including degrees and certificates offered at Schoolcraft College, to help achieve your career goals.
Curriculum Defined by Industry Experts
A continuing dialogue with seasoned professionals helps ensure our curriculum delivers the education our students deserve and employers demand.
Fire Technology Advisory Committee
- Vaskin Badalow, Deputy Chief, Dearborn Heights Fire Department, Dearborn Heights
- Doug Gildner, Schoolcraft Fire Technology Coordinator
- Steve Heim, Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union, 4th District Vice President, Trenton
- Robert Jennison, Chief, Livonia Fire Department, Livonia
- Mike Kennedy, Chief, Ann Arbor Fire Department, Ann Arbor
- Wendy Stevens, Fire Chief, Frenchtown Township Fire Department, Monroe
- Chris Stoecklein, Director of Fire, Canton Fire Department, Canton
- John Unruh, Chief, Farmington Hills Fire Department, Farmington Hills
Wayne County Regional Police Academy Advisory Committee
- Chief Al Cox (Chair for the Board), Plymouth PD
- Director Scott Hilden, Northville Twp. Public Safety
- Chief Jason Wright, Van Buren Twp. Police Dept.
- Director Roberto Cruz, River Rouge Police Dept.
- Chief Christopher Egan, Allen Park Police Dept.
- Undersheriff Mike Jaafar, Wayne Cty Sheriff
- Director Samer Jaafar, Wayne Cty Homeland Security
- Chief Brian White, Wayne Cty Prosecutor’s Office
- Brandon Williams, MCOLES – Rep.
- Executive Director Timothy Bourgeois, MCOLES – Director
- Executive Sgt. Assad Turfe, Executive Office – County of Wayne
- Prosecutor Kim Worthy, Wayne Cty Prosecutor’s Office
- Assoc. Dean Dr. Gerald Champagne, Schoolcraft College
- Professor John Courie, Schoolcraft College – CJ Faculty