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Public Safety

Protect the Public Like a Pro

Some people run from danger; others line up to help. We don't have to guess which category you fall into. Sharpen your threat assessment skills and be prepared to act in a range of emergencies with DCC's public safety microcredential.


What You'll Study in Our Public Safety Microcredential Program

The microcredential equips you with the skills and certifications necessary to land your first public safety job. You will emerge with a heightened understanding of the modern security industry, as well as a sharpened ability to assess public threats.

Our Public Safety Microcredential stacks into DCC's associate degree program in Criminal Justice-Public and Private Security.

Note: Students taking this microcredential may be eligible for NYS Part Time Tuition Assistance for Non-Degree Credentials. For more information email

Sample Courses

CRJ 101: Intro to Security Administration
An introduction to modern private security, risk assessment methods, loss prevention tactics, and more.

HED 134: First Aid, Safety, and CPR
Learn and apply the crucial skills to recognize and respond to emergencies, including CPR and AEDs. 


Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601