School of Public Safety

Education and Training for All Public Safety Professionals

Valencia College's new School of Public Safety provides comprehensive education, training and resources for our communities' first responders—helping Central Florida maintain the finest in public safety services to protect its booming visitor and residential populations.

The School of Public Safety houses three major program areas: Criminal Justice, Fire Rescue and Safety and Security. It will train the next generation of public safety professionals using state-of-the-art technology and the latest in simulation training. By offering programs for firefighters, law enforcement, corrections, security officers and homeland security under one umbrella, Valencia will elevate and unify training standards across all divisions of public safety. This interdisciplinary approach promotes cross-sector training and collaboration between public safety agencies to help make our communities safer—both in times of crisis and in maintaining the peace.

One Education and Training Source.

Valencia envisions at least a two-year degree for all first responders in Central Florida. Through its “Two for All” initiative, state-certified professionals can receive college credits toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. In addition to degrees, the School of Public Safety provides education and training to public safety professionals throughout all stages of their careers.

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Safety and Security

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Public Safety's Health & Wellness Initiative



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The School of Public Safety offers training and education at six convenient locations. School of Public Safety at Valencia College Download Locations Map