Public Services Courses

PHSC’s Public Services courses prepare students for fulfilling careers in the public service sector, from law enforcement to paralegal studies, students may choose from a wide variety of offerings. Select from a variety of individual courses that may be stacked to apply to a certificate or an associate degree. Students should meet with an Academic Advisor to determine the best pathway to success in their field. Fire Science and Law Enforcement courses are offered through the PHSC Law Enforcement Academy located on the East Campus in Dade City.

Career Certificate and College Credit Certificate Programs

PHSC offers various degree and certificate programs, exam prep and other courses to meet the unique needs of students. That is why we also provide other fast-track and short-term (one or two semesters) credentialing opportunities to prepare students for the workforce. Credit certificates are stackable and part of the Associate in Science degree listed. Clock hour certificates articulate to the listed degree.

Public Services Certificates

Fire Academy

Fire Fighter I:

Number of Credits/Clock Hours: 191

Fire Fighter II:

Number of Credits/Clock Hours: 301

Real Estate Paralegal

Degree: Paralegal Studies
Number of Credits/Clock Hours: 12

Auxiliary Law Enforcement

Number of Credits/Clock Hours: 364

Correctional Officer Basic Recruit Training Program (BRTP)

Number of Credits/Clock Hours: 420

Corrections Basic Recruit Training Program (BRTP) for Special Operations Recruits

Number of Credits/Clock Hours: 214

Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program (BRTP) for Special Operations Forces Recruits

Number of Credits/Clock Hours: 490

Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer

Number of Credits/Clock Hours: 518

Crossover from Correctional Probation Officer to CMS Correctional (BRTP)

Number of Credits/Clock Hours: 238

Crossover from Correctional Probation Officer to Law Enforcement Officer

Number of Credits/Clock Hours: 198

Crossover from Law Enforcement Officer to Correctional Officer

Number of Credits/Clock Hours: 198

Law Enforcement Academy

Number of Credits/Clock Hours: 770

How to Register

To complete the application process for a College Credit or Career Certificate program, follow these steps:

  1. Apply to the College through the Online Application System to become a PHSC student. 
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using PHSC school code 010652, if not previously completed.
  3. Meet with an Academic Advisor to register for courses.

Questions?

Direct your questions, concerns or requests for more information to the PHSC Workforce Development Office at careertraining@phsc.edu.

Law Enforcement Advanced Courses

Law Enforcement Advanced Classes are offered through the PHSC Law Enforcement Academy located on the East Campus in Dade City.

View Law Enforcement Advanced Course Schedule