MANATEE -- The State College of Florida will offer new bachelor's degree programs in public safety administration and homeland security.
The college Monday released a promotional video about the classes filmed at the Sarasota/Manatee Airport Authority, which features James Carlino, police chief of Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority and SCF adjunct professor.
Coursework will include crisis and disaster issues, public safety, homeland security, management and terrorism prevention. Homeland security program graduates can find employment opportunities in federal or state government, colleges and universities and the private sector.
Employment for public safety administration includes positions such as fire chief, deputy chief, emergency management coordinator and state trooper.
Carlino said the courses were designed by professionals.
"Not only do they teach but they have done the work on the street," Carlino says in the video. "You are learning from experience."
Homeland security class
es include contemporary issues in public safety administration/homeland security, catastrophic event response planning, critical incident management and intelligence analysis.
Carlino said the program is ideal for high school graduates and adults going back to school.
Carlino said he was an adult learner himself, going back to school and working his way up the ranks to chief.
Course videos can be accessed online at scf.edu/Academics/BaccalaureateDegrees.