Public Service & Safety

Programs & Training at Virginia Western > Public Service & Safety

Public Service careers work towards the betterment of people in society. The Public Service programs at Virginia Western prepare students for careers in early childhood education, human services, and criminal justice.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees

Associate of Science (AS) Degrees

Career Studies Certificates (CSC)

students representing public service

Program Types

AAS - Designed to prepare students to directly enter the workforce. Some programs may transfer to 4-year institutions.

AS & AA - Designed to transfer to a 4-year institution.

Certificate - Programs that are less than two years in length in an occupational area.

CSC - Programs that are less than one year of length in an occupational area.

Fast-track - Credit and non-credit courses for business and industry training, retraining, and certifications, as well as personal enrichment.