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

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2024 (640)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2024 (640), 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.

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)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Susan Demers
Dean, College of Public Safety

Florida CIP Code

1192401010 - ASSOCIATE IN ARTS

Federal CIP Code

24.0101 - Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.