EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Banner graphic for Administration of Justice The Emergency Services Department is designed for individuals who work or wish to work in one of the areas of emergency services. These areas include Administration of Justice, Fire Technology and Corrections. We also offer a 180 hour course of instruction in Emergency Medical Technology [EMT]. The Emergency Services Department offers a variety of degrees and certificates within the Administration of Justice and Fire Technology Disciplines. Our programs offer you the basis for developing technical expertise, courage and compassion to make you a dedicated professional. We also offer Associate Degrees in Administration of Justice and Fire Technology as well as Certificates of Achievement in the same disciplines. Additionally, our department offers a Skills Certificate in Correctional Science.

Today’s emphasis on community readiness [floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and other disasters] has created an unprecedented demand for trained professionals that can protect public health, safety and welfare. Public officials and agencies throughout our nation rely on hundreds of thousands of workers to coordinate evacuation and security efforts. The United States Department of Labor has predicted that in up-coming years there will be more than a 30% increase in the demand for employees in areas related to Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement. According to the Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, the field of Law Enforcement has over one million people at the national level. There is a growing need for workers not only in the traditional fields of police, sheriff and highway patrol, but also in governmental agencies such as the Bureau of Alcohol; Firearms and Tobacco; Bureau of Customs; Bureau of Diplomatic Security and Department of Homeland Security. As a result, there is a significant increase in demand for appropriately trained professionals. As of this writing we look forward to an improved economic outlook.

Gainful Employment Data

Department Chair Al Cowan

Emergency Services Department Chair:
Dr. Alan Cowen, Professor
(818) 947-2982
cowenar@lavc.edu

Emergency Services Department FACULTY


Administration of Justice
J. Brown
N. Campbell
R. Castro
M. Frias
R. Gonzalez
E. Hartman
W. Hendricks
K. Hicks
R. Ordelheide
R. Parks
N. Wade
Fire Technology
G. Armstrong
R. Beach
D. Castaneda
R. Cavaglieri
A. Cowen
M. Kleckner
R. McCombs
R. Ramsey