|University of the West Announces New Certificate Program, in Public Safety Administration|
|Wednesday, April 06, 2011|
Dr. C.S. Wu, President of the Rosemead’s University of the West, announced today the establishment of a new Certificate program in Public Safety Administration. Dr. Wu indicated that it is a program designed to serve the larger Los Angeles area by helping to produce more and better trained personnel in all fields of safety concerns whether in the public arena or in the private sector.
"The recent devastations caused by the giant earthquake in China, the Tsunami in Japan and our own experience with Katrina remind us," added President Wu, "that in addition to our day-to day public safety concerns in law enforcement, and fire administration, we must be better prepared for occasional natural disasters as well as the threats of home grown or foreign inspired terrorism. In other words, Homeland Security has become a priority for each of us."
The Development of a Certificate in Public Safety Administration is an adult education program designed primarily for those deeply interested in or already involved with safety issues in private companies or in public jurisdictions. The five college credit courses which comprise the Certificate program are based on:
Taught by respected professors of public administration and local public safety personnel the courses will involve lecture-discussions, simulations, group problem solving and field trips.
The classes, scheduled to accommodate working adults, will be held on each Monday evening from 6:00pm until 10:00pm at the University of the West for a period of eleven weeks. Undergraduate credits can be earned by those who have been admitted to UWest student status and graduate credits are planned for the future.
The courses are given once every tri-mester starting in April of this year. A second tri-mester is scheduled for September through-November and the Winter tri-mester begins in January.
The five courses required for the Certificate are: