Earn your Public Safety Administration A.A. Degree at SPC - Finish at SPC

Public Safety A.A. Transfer Plan-SPCThis A.A. transfer plan is intended for students who want to pursue a bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration at St. Petersburg College or state universities and colleges in Florida that offer it. Students who complete these requirements graduate from SPC with an Associate in Arts Degree and meet the state-mandated pre-requisites of their four-year major.

As part of the A.A. degree, students can earn certificates in specific areas of study.

A degree in Public Safety Administration can prepare you for a career in corrections, law enforcement, emergency administration and management, homeland security, fire science technology, crime scene technology, computer related crime investigation, and public safety services.

Public Safety Administration Transfer Plan

PSA-TR
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

This Program of Study is intended to assist in the transfer advising process. Students following a transfer plan (PSA-TR) will graduate with an Associate of Arts degree from SPC. The following requirements include any State Mandated Prerequisite courses and are intended to prepare students for transfer into SPC's Public Safety Administration baccalaureate program or an equivalent in the State of Florida (CIP 43.9999).

Students must select one of the following subplans. Subplans with ** prepare students to earn a certificate in addition to their Associate of Arts degree. Students in an AA transfer plan are not automatically awarded certificates, and the student or their advisor must request certificates be awarded once required coursework is completed.

Subplans:
• Emergency Administration and Management (EAMTR)**
• Homeland Security (HLSTR)**
• Fire Science Technology (FIRETR)**
• Crime Scene Technology (CSTTR)**
• Computer Related Crime Investigation (CRCITR)**
• Criminal Justice Technology & Public Safety Services (CJPSSTR)

You should always consult with your SPC advisor or desired transfer institution to determine if your anticipated program is limited access and to ensure the correct coursework is being taken (including any foreign language requirements). For institution specific information, click here to access the FloridaShines website.

STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES
There are no State Mandated Prerequisites at this time.
SUBPLAN Choose a subplan below
Students in one of the following subplans declare that they intend to transfer to SPC's Public Safety Administration Bachelor of Applied Science program:
Emergency Administration and Management (EAM)
Homeland Security (HLS)
Fire Science Technology (FIRE)
Crime Scene Investigation (CST)
Computer Related Crime Investigation (CRCI)
Criminal Justice Technology & Public Safety Services (CJPSS)
SUBPLAN Criminal Justice Technology & Public Safety Services (CJPSSTR)*
The three courses listed below are suggested courses. Students can select any courses with CCJ, CJB, CJD, CJE, CJL, CJT or DSC prefixes.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Composition
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AA degree.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Speech
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Social and Behavioral Sciences - American Government
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing POS 2041 or POS 2041H will also satisfy the Civic Literacy Requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Humanities and Fine Arts - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing ARH 1000, HUM 1020 or IDS 1106 will also satisfy the Enhanced World View Requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Mathematics - Elective
Students may complete an additional 3 credits from the Mathematics Core coursework above
OR
Select 3 credits from any Mathematics course with: MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF, MTG or STA prefix. Minimum grade of "C" required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing any course with an "L" or "C" in the number will also satisfy the Natural Sciences Laboratory requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Laboratory
Complete at least 1 course from the Natural Sciences coursework that includes a laboratory component. Minimum grade of "C" required. Natural Science Laboratory courses include any "C" or "L" course with the following prefixes: APB, AST, BOT, BSC, CHM, ESC, EVR, EVS, GLY, MCB, MET, OCB, OCE, PCB, PHY, PSC or ZOO.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Ethics
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Computer and Information Literacy Competency
Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses below. No minimum credits required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Foreign Language
This degree program requires a minimum of two consecutive years of a foreign language in high school OR two semesters of a foreign language at the college level.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Civic Literacy
Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below (minimum grade of "C" required) AND satisfactory completion of an assessment (exam). This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT General Education Electives: Complete 24 credits
Complete 24 credits to satisfy the 60 credit requirement for the Associate of Arts degree. All 24 credits are satisfied by the above subplan coursework. The courses used to satisfy the Foreign Language Requirement will be counted as Elective credits. The courses used to satisfy the Enhanced World View requirement will be counted as Elective credits UNLESS counted in another General Education Requirement.
24

Total Credits:
60
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Susan  Demers
Dean
demers.susan@spcollege.edu

Florida CIP Code

1192401010: GENERAL DEGREE TRANSFER (AA)

Federal CIP Code

24.0101: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.