The SLCC Institute of Public Safety (IPS), located at the Miller Campus, offers academic and certification programs related to criminal justice and emergency services.
IPS offers an Associate of Science Degree or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice, preparing graduates for careers with Federal, State, and local criminal justice agencies. The curriculum covers law enforcement, corrections, adult and juvenile probation, forensics, investigations, and all relevant aspects of the criminal justice system. There are articulation agreements with Weber State University and Utah Valley University for those graduates who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
In the fall of 2013, IPS began classes for the Homeland Security Emergency Management Associate of Applied Science Degree. The exciting new curriculum covers topics such as Critical Thinking, Terrorism, Emergency Planning, Protection/Restoration of Critical Infrastructure, Law, Policy, and Privacy, and Continuity of Operations among others. Graduates will be prepared for careers with public and private sector organizations. The program is articulated with Utah Valley University for those graduates who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management.
The courses for the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security/Emergency Management degrees are conveniently offered at the Larry H. Miller Campus, Taylorsville-Redwood Campus, and South City Campus, with many of the courses being offered online.
The SLCC Peace Officer Certification Program is a satellite program of Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). This program allows individuals to receive all the training required to become certifiable as a Utah law enforcement officer.
The program requires two semesters to complete. Applicants must be 21 years old at the time they graduate, never convicted of a felony, be willing to participate in rigorous physical training, be committed to attending class four to five week nights and all-day Saturday for eight months, and be able to pass a background investigation. The curriculum is mandated by Utah POST and includes: Physical Training, Defensive Tactics, Law, RADAR, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Intoxilyzer, Accident Investigation, Firearms, Conflict Resolution, Report Writing, and much more.
In addition to traditional classroom training, each student is subjected to scenario training that requires the student to demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills needed to be a peace officer. SLCC starts a new session three times a year: January, May, and September. The application process can take up to three months, so apply early. Over a thousand of our graduates are serving as Utah Law Enforcement Officers. Completion of the POST course also earns the student 24 elective credits towards a Salt Lake Community College degree.
The Institute of Public Safety offers a comprehensive Emergency Medical Technician program that meets all Utah Department of Health EMT requirements. The course includes over 160 hours of training and is offered each semester.
Two sections are offered each semester; One has classes Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings and the other has class on Thursday evening and all-day Saturday. This is one of the best EMT programs in the State; students are well prepared to pass the State EMT Certification Exam. Completion of the EMT course also earns the student ten elective credits towards a Salt Lake Community College degree. An Advanced EMT course is offered once a year during the summer.
The SLCC Basic Rider Course covers the fundamentals of becoming a safe and responsible motorcycle rider.
This program is for students new to riding, or just coming back after a long hiatus and just looking for a refresher, as those enrolled learn the physical and mental skills required for operating a motorcycle in everyday riding situations. It also provides a wealth of practical advice on basic motorcycle safety checks, the types and benefits of motorcycle specific riding apparel, and time-proven techniques for becoming a safe, more confident rider. A class for women only is also available; this course is offered on demand and taught by their top female instructors.
In addition to the Basic Rider Course, which runs for 15 hours on a two or three day schedule, the program also offers the Returning Rider Course, which is 9 hours, the Experienced Rider Course, which is 6 hours, and the Advanced Rider Course, which is 10 hours. All of those courses run on a one day schedule.
For information on any of the academic or certification programs offered by the Institute of Public Safety contact: 801-957-5330 or 801-957-5320.