Serving the community as a firefighter, paramedic, police officer or emergency dispatcher, is not a job for just anyone. Studying this industry will help you build communication and quick response skills, plus the ability to stay calm under pressure. These careers in the public service field, in addition to others, are satisfying and in-demand.
Harper College offers several degree and certificate programs designed to prepare you for immediate employment or career advancement in public service, or to prepare you to transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor’s degree.
Harper's on-site laboratory spaces give you the chance to get hands-on experience working through realistic scenarios and using professional equipment.
Transfer to a bachelor's program, or earn an AAS degree or certificate to start your career in public service.
Explore our programs
Harper College offers a number of public service career and transfer programs. To get started, select one of the program areas below:
Interested in another subject? If you are interested in transferring to study a public service-related subject not listed here, please meet with an academic advisor to learn what courses to take to meet your academic goals.