Emergency Services & Safety Management

Train to Work in Safety Management

SJVC’s Emergency Services and Safety Management program prepares you to work in many areas of safety and security, both public and private.

Emergency Services & Safety Management Program Details

Skills Students Learn

Our Emergency Services and Safety Management students learn:

  • Cal/OSHA compliance
  • Illness and injury prevention
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Public safety management

Program Course Examples

Courses* taken by our Emergency Services and Safety Management students include:

Advanced Threat Analysis
This course examines the history, current trends, and management of workplace violence. The student will learn how to plan to reduce the risk of such incidents, identifying potential offenders, reacting to intruders and advising employers of proactive policies regarding appropriate legal and moral obligations as per the OSAH General Duty Clause. Domestic and International terrorist groups are identified and their agendas outlined.

Health Care Security and Safety Administration
This course covers the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety curriculum and safety training for security officers. Topics include: Public and community customer relations, self-protection and defense, report preparation and writing, judicial process, courtroom procedures, testimony, criminal and civil law, fire safety and emergency preparedness, hazardous materials and emergency response, and techniques for effective assault management.

This course meets the requirements of Title 19 (Public Safety). This course examines the role of the first responder (peace officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician) in the handling of hazardous materials, as well as the role of all employers in hazardous materials waste operations and emergency response. The student will be familiar with the indicators and warning systems that identify specific types of hazardous materials in order to respond safely and effectively to hazardous materials incidents. The student will demonstrate a clear understanding of the need for safety, isolation and notification when acting as a first responder at the scene of a hazardous materials incident.

*Students will take additional program courses on top of the three listed courses. Courses may vary by program, credential level and campus.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Emergency Services and Safety Management program can earn an Associate of Science Degree in approximately 14 months.

Graduates are eligible for certifications in POST PC 832 Laws and Arrest, POST PC 832 Firearms, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) guard card and armed guard card, Confined Space, OSHA and HAZ MAT.

Program Availability

SJVC’s Emergency Services and Safety Management program is available at the Bakersfield campus.

Career Opportunities

Our Emergency Services and Safety Management training qualifies graduates for these careers:

  • Community or Campus Security Officer
  • Armed Alarm Response Agent
  • Airport Security Officer
  • Loss Prevention Officer

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the Emergency Systems and Safety Management program requires:

  • No felony criminal convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions that would prohibit applicant from possessing a firearm
  • No legal conditions that would prohibit applicant from possessing a firearm
  • Valid California driver license
  • Applicant must be in good health and physically fit
  • Applicant must be age 18 by his/her expected start date
  • Approval of the Emergency Systems and Safety Management Program Director or their designee

Accreditation and Approvals

SJVC’s Emergency Services and Safety Management program is certified by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) to provide instruction.

Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
PO Box 980550
West Sacramento, CA 980550
(800) 952-5210 | http://www.bsis.ca.gov

SJVC’s Emergency Services and Safety Management students receive POST-certified instruction for the following PC-832 courses: Laws of Arrest and Firearms.

California Commission on POST
1601 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816-7083
(916) 227-3909 | http://www.post.ca.gov

Institutional Accreditation

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org.

State Approvals

SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8) and Title 5, Division 7.5 – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations.

Any questions that a student may have regarding the college catalog and/or catalog supplement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Physical Address
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833

Telephone Numbers
Toll free (888) 370-7589
(916) 431-6959

Fax Number
(916) 263-1897


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