Law & Public Safety

Law and public safety programs focus on services provided by federal, state, and local governments for the benefit, and safety, of the community. MCC offers a broad variety of transfer and career programs in these areas, which include fire and police protection, law, criminal justice, and emergency management.

Degree Programs


Criminal Justice (A.S.)

If you are interested in a career in federal-level law enforcement, probation, parole, the law, public safety, or criminal justice planning, this is the right program for you. It is also an excellent pathway towards a degree in public administration or public service. Partial tuition grants are available through the J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship Award, the Sgt. Robert Skelton Award, the Jeanette Funio Memorial Scholarship, the New York State Sheriff's Association Scholarship, and the Carl S. Hallauer Scholarship Fund for Criminal Justice.
Requirements: Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 at MCC.


Criminal Justice: Corrections Administration (A.A.S.)

This program is designed for students who want a career in corrections. It emphasizes correctional theory, law and procedure, and applied social and behavioral science. Graduates are likely to find jobs at federal, state, and county correctional facilities as correctional officers, supervisors, counselors, and planners.
Requirements: Pre-Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 3 Math at MCC)


Criminal Justice - Police (A.A.S.)

This program emphasizes the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in a police department, sheriff's department or with the state police and includes coursework in forensic science. Partial tuition grants are available through the J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship Award, the Sgt. Robert Skelton Award, the Jeanette Funio Memorial Scholarship, the New York State Sheriff's Association Scholarship, and the Carl S. Hallauer Scholarship Fund for Criminal Justice.
Requirements: Pre-Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 3 Math at MCC)


Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic) (A.A.S.)

Are you seeking the excitement and challenge of a physically strenuous, stressful occupation that involves life-or-death situations? Do you enjoy helping people in crisis? This program is designed for students interested in a broad-based emergency medical services education for pre-hospital providers. Paramedics often become EMT instructors, firefighters, dispatchers, and physician's assistants. Some enter sales or marketing for emergency medical equipment. Others become supervisors, operations managers, administrative directors, or executive directors of emergency services. Graduates exceed the minimum requirements necessary to sit for the New York State Department of Health certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. Note: Admission to this program is in January only. You must be a certified EMT to be admitted to this program. If you are not a certified EMT, please apply to MCC's EMT Certificate program.
Requirements: Elementary Algebra with Geometry or Math 098 at MCC, EMT certification


Fire Protection Technology (A.A.S.)

This technically oriented program explores the scientific principles and strategies and tactics involved in the field of fire protection, fire prevention, and fire suppression. Students learn to prevent loss of life and property from fire, how to manage and mitigate public safety incidents involving hazardous materials, and how to respond to safety- and fire-related problems. Graduates find employment in industry, government and business as fire protection specialists, firefighters, industrial inspectors for public and private agencies, and as safety specialists, or emergency medical technichians. Note: Most courses offered evenings only.
Requirements: Pre-Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 3 Math at MCC)

Certificates


Criminal Justice: Corrections Administration

This 30-hour certificate program is designed for in-service officers as well as students wishing to enter the corrections field. Courses are directly related to correctional responsibilities and are transferable to the A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice-Police Science.
Requirements: Pre-Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 3 Math at MCC)


Emergency Medical Services

This certificate is designed for students planning to enter the emergency medical services field as well as those currently working in the field who are looking for advancement. Students choose one of three tracks:

  • Paramedic Candidate Track: for students interested in the paramedic program
  • EMS Management Track: for those already working in the EMS field who are looking to increase their management/supervisory skills
  • General Track: for students who wish to tailor the program to a specific need.
Requirements: Elementary Algebra with Geometry (Basic Algebra exam or Math 098 at MCC)


Law Enforcement

Exclusively for employed law enforcement officers, this certificate provides a short-term goal to upgrade professional skills. It is awarded after successful completion of at least 30 credit hours towards an A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice-Police Science, with a minimum of 12 credits from approved police science courses.
Requirements: Enrollment is limited to officers employed or sponsored by law enforcement agencies attending the NY State Basic Course for Police


Paralegal Studies

This program prepares graduates for entry-level employment as a professional paralegal researching the law, investigating facts, preparing drafts of legal documents, and working with clients under the supervision of a lawyer. Applicants must have either a Bachelor's degree or an Associate's degree with 18 credit hours in broad-based liberal arts courses and significant experience in banking, finance, government, insurance, or other law-related environment. Computer literacy is also required. The program is approved by the American Bar Association. Classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays in five 11-week terms over a period of 15 months.
Requirements: Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree preferred. Students without a Bachelor's degree must have a departmental interview/recommendation

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