This program involves organization and management, for public agencies, private business, and corporations, including civil service and criminal justice. The Public Administration curriculum is designed to prepare men and women with the foundation for employment in management; supervisory, or executive positions in one of the many career areas available in the public sector at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels of government; in the private sector, in various areas of small business and corporate and industrial organizations; and in community organizations. The student completing the Public Administration sequence, including a language and science requirement, will also be prepared to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a bachelor's degree.
Students successfully completing the requirements of this program shall be eligible to receive an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
The objectives of this program are to educate individuals to become meaningfully employed in public, private, and community organizations, including civil service; to provide them with a practical understanding and background so that they can successfully, creatively, and effectively work in either the public or private sector; and to obtain promotions in these areas.
Comprising 60 credits, this program requires students to complete a minimum of 27 credits in Public Administration and/or Criminal Justice; the balance to be distributed among liberal arts courses and electives.
Upon graduation, the student will be qualified to seek employment in various civil service, corporate, bureaucratic, or public service organizations.